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Cafe Mundo

Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
2222-6190
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Ranked #18 of 296 restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $100 - $400
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Montreal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The food was very good, so far the best in San José. The Sangria was one of the best tasted ever. Service was friendly and fast. We had diner on the terrace, great setting.

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were not sure about what to expect, but we were so pleased with this place ! The staff does speak well in English and the food is good. But the better was the limonade frosted with mint... We asked for a second one and I will come back just to have one another! Cappuccino are also very good. This... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was very impressed with the meal I was served at Cafe Mundo last night. I find that it represents a fantastic value, especially for the quality and quantity of the food. After several varieties of bread with a tasty seasoned olive oil, I was treated to chicken breast with a honey sauce which was excellent! The Flan for dessert... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Cafe Mundo is a pleasant eclectic place of mostly Italian food and seafood. It's based in an old, colonial house, one of the oldest in San Jose. We sat outside on patio as the evening was perfect. The drinks were terrific, the service as fast and the portions were more than filling. This is a "must-do" if you have some... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We first ate here about ten years ago and it is still our favorite place in San Jose. The last time we passed through San Jose we ate here twice and both times were excellent. Although it is not cheap it is certainly in line with prices for other San Jose restaurants of its caliber. (I don't know where TripAdvisor... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant the first night of our San Jose stay. It is very hard to find,, there's no sign, you have to ask the locals, but they directed us to the best place in town. After the first night, we came back again in 2 days, because my wife loved the corvina. We sat on the porch,... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was our fourth trip to Costa Rica, and our fourth chance to go back to Mundo, which has been our personal favorite for many years. Once again, they did not disappoint us--great food, attentive, friendly service, and a wonderful atmosphere. Other reviews may differ, but this will always be a special place for us! Muchas gracias, Mundo!

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Tomball, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Cafe Mundo was a wonderful experience. It is set in an old house giving it tremendous charm and ambiance. The food was great, the drinks generous, the service attentive and the prices were reasonable. We enjoyed the appetizer platter to start so we could taste everything. My husband I both wanted pasta dishes and our server suggested we order the... More

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a unique boutique restaurant close to downtown and across from Hotel Vesuvio..The ambiance is very nice and the staff are friendly and accommodating. The food is excellent and superior in quality. The chef definitely knows what he is doing. It is a large restaurant so never have to worry about not getting a table. It is beautifully decorated... More

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Atlantic City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Cannot see the restaurant from the street, just a wall and gate in the daytime, but when the gate opens in the evening you see a stone stairway leading to a nice restaurant with outside and inside choices of seating. Very nice and quiet, with lots of plants that block the wall and city so you feel you have escaped... More

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