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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
Sunday
Closed
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 188
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 54
    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
Most recent review
Pizza is great

My buddy lives in San Jose and wanted to take us to a place he thought that we would all enjoy. We ordered some apps and 2 pizzas to split between the group. Everything was great. The crust on the pizza was great and the ingredients were fresh. The mozzarella was stringy as it should be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
txchef320
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Plano, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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411 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Plano, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My buddy lives in San Jose and wanted to take us to a place he thought that we would all enjoy. We ordered some apps and 2 pizzas to split between the group. Everything was great. The crust on the pizza was great and the ingredients were fresh. The mozzarella was stringy as it should be. Delicious. I will try... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We had a outside table with the glorious bamboo and vegetation surrounds made it a great place to eat. The decor inside is wonderful too so I think it would have been nice inside. The food was good and the service excellent. Overall reasonably priced with a bottle of whiite for10000 colon so well worth a visit.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice place to go with friends to enjoy a cup of coffee, as well as a glass of wine.... Although the service takes a while sometimes, It's always a good choice all year round

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Aarhus, Denmark
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

There were a lot of good dishes to choose among and we were all very satisfied with the food. (We were a family with two older teenagers). The staff was very friendly and professional . We came early and decided to be seated outside. (It was not a windy as it is many other places in San Jose). There are... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We ate here twice while in San Jose. My husband and I had a wonderful romantic dinner on the front porch at Café Mundo. It was a bit hard to find but was well worth the search. it's an easy walk from downtown hotels. My husbands meal was great, mine was fine but not dramatic. The style of the restaurant... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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596 reviews 596 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
649 helpful votes 649 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

I really liked this restaurant. The food was excellent, the portions were decent and the service was fantastic. Our waitress was so friendly and nice. I had pasta and chicken with tomatoes which was lovely. There was lots of choice on the menu. Dessert was fantastic too- I had the chocolate cake. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.Prices are on... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Last night I went with my partner to have dinner and had a nice evening in this place! Food was delicious the service was good and the environment was diverse! We had a great time and we will definitely recommend this place!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We started our 3 week tour through Costa Rica as usual in San Jose, and had our first group dinner in this restaurant. We were seated outside in the backyard which gave me a good opportunity to see the rest of the restaurant. It is nice to see that this was an old home and that they layout hasn't changed... More 

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Bronx, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Way off the beaten path of San José, this attractive restaurant offers primarily Italian fare, as well as nicely done usually of chicken, seafood and meat. I must admit atmosphere, service,presentation and quality of the meal DRIVE my reviews , as a New Yorker who loves good food and an appropriate vibe, I have pretty much seen it all; keeping... More 

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Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This cafe was very hard to find as it is behind green metal doors and up some steps on a quiet corner about 10 minutes walk from the centre of San Jose. We had coffee and a hot chocolate very nice and very reasonable prices. The views are good if you get a table in the right place otherwise expect... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?