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Cafe Mundo

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Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
2222-6190
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5:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 am
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 199
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, Good service

This restaurant has really good food, really good service. Great free bread appetizer, drinks, veggie options. It's very near the downtown area, so very accessible. A little pricier than expected, but worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Josue A
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San Pedro, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I've always enjoyed dining at Cafe Mundo. Service and quality of food has always been good. It is a very great place to go with group of friends.

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San Pedro, Costa Rica
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This restaurant has really good food, really good service. Great free bread appetizer, drinks, veggie options. It's very near the downtown area, so very accessible. A little pricier than expected, but worth it.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Wonderful settings for dining either inside or out. Great atmosphere, and appealing traditionl/colonial decor. Friendly and super-efficient staff. Superb menu - all the meals I have ordered have been absolutely delicious, and served with faultless attention to detail. Good value for money.

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We came here to eat at the first night in San Jose. We had Pasta with shrimps and Chicken with lime pepper sauce. Both dishes were good, maybe a bit more sauce with the chicken and less mashrooms with the pasta would be perfect! The free homemade bread for appetizer was excellent! Prices high, nice location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This hidden restaurant offers great food and ambiance. The service is fine and the outdoor 'garden like' area looks beautiful at night.

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Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Dining is indoor/outdoor in a beautiful setting. The restaurant is tucked away, but worth the effort. Good menu selections and good service. My husband and I enjoy this little jewel a lot!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This restaurant is located in Barrio Amon, behind the INS headquarters (the INS is a a government insurance company). It is located in a historical building shaded by large trees. That day my wife, a friend from France and I ordered chicken rice. Did not sound like much but every ingredient was cooked to perfection. Even the olive oil was... More 

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

After much hype and anticipation we decided to have dinner at Cafe Mundo. In sum, the service was excellent but the food did not live up to all they lip smacking hype. I had the chicken in wine sauce. Passable. I also tried the seafood scampi. Also passable. For an appetizer we tried the egg rolls. My company loved them.... More 

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Republic, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The staff was very couteous. We enjoyed the atmosphere. Pricing was good. My chicken was average. My husband's fish was not good at all.

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Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great restaurant in the heart of San Jose, offering authentic Tico dishes, freshly made and tasty. Enjoy "home style" cooking at its finest, yet with a very affordable price tag. It's definitely a family friendly place, but also good for couples or friends. Try the Plato del Dia!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 2222-6190

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 100 - 400
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?