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Machu Picchu

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Peruvian, South American
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Calle 32 | 150m norte del KFC, San Jose, Costa Rica
2222-7384
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 82
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Piscos!

I've been coming here for years and they know what I like! Pisco Sour and then the Ceviche de los Rocas ... a quickly fried Ceviche. The Cause Limena is the wonderful! Love the atmosphere of this San Jose tradition

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
JennyC282
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Miami, Florida
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate here a few years ago and decided to come back. I'm glad I did. The service was friendly and prompt. Our server spoke English pretty well and made some recommendations. We had the sea bass ceviche which was very nicely done with sweet potato, corn, onion and yucca. It was deliciously acidic and fresh. We also had the... More 

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Los Altos Hills
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried several small and larger dishes and all were excellent. Great service and atmosphere make this place certainly worth visiting.

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Thank Maja K
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was about 5 blocks from our hotel. I give it two thumbs up! There were 6 of us and we got seated right away. The service was awesome, along with the drinks and food. The shrimp and avocado hot appetizer with cheese was SO good! Lots of food choices on the menu. No complaints at all and I... More 

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1 Thank KandisP2
Miami, Florida
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming here for years and they know what I like! Pisco Sour and then the Ceviche de los Rocas ... a quickly fried Ceviche. The Cause Limena is the wonderful! Love the atmosphere of this San Jose tradition

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Thank JennyC282
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a good 10 minute walk from city center but well worth it! The fish was outstanding. Particularly loved the shrimp entree with a very unusual savory sauce. The waiter was lovely and helped us get a cab afterwards - we had already been ripped off by cabbies in San Jose. The restaurant is a gem - very special.... More 

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1 Thank Chris7g
Peoria, IL
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Decided to have dinner here after checking with TripAdvisor only to find it is overrated. Server, Victor Jimenez, said he could communicate in English, but our "medium well" beef came "medium rare". Overall food is salty with too much gravy to taste original flavor, except for grilled octopus appertiser. Shocked to know that our four cups of hot water cost... More 

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Thank kaclatzz
San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

One of the best Peruvian restaurants in town. They have been here for a couple decades and continue to have a full house at lunch and dinner! Try the piqueo or the grilled seafood platter. Fantastic!

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Berlin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Really amazing is the Steak with seafood-sauce! wow. And all the other seafood is really good, very fresh and the waiters are very friendly. one of my favorite restaurants on my visits to San Jose.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I had an overnight stay in San Jose and walked here from my Park Inn hotel. It was recommended by the hotel. They had the most delicious seafood. Service was wonderful. A great find!!

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1 Thank Jaime H
Texas
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We walked there on recommendation of other guests at Hotel Tryp Sabana. I had a stuffed fish and companion had a beef/ fettuccini. We were both satisfied with the portion and flavor. Service was good and the prices were reasonable for the experience. For sure, our favorite was the appetizer we shared a sliced avocado and covered with a cheese/cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 32 | 150m norte del KFC, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 2222-7384

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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