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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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11:00 am - 10:30 am
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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really nice!

This place is great, have different concepts, nice music, delicious food, good service. Price and quality are good. Pretty great for a romantic dinner or spend a good time with friends. Open minded place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This place is great, have different concepts, nice music, delicious food, good service. Price and quality are good. Pretty great for a romantic dinner or spend a good time with friends. Open minded place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is an ok place. It's not the best I've ever had or the worst,  its just ok. It's super close to the San Jose center. It's a good place to hang out with a friend and have drinks,  which is what i did.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I was told it used to be the Governor's mansion some 80 years ago. The decor is cool as it is in a house with bright murals in every room but the food is nothing to write home about.

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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

i have eaten here for the past 5-6 years at least 4-5 per year. my favorite eatery in san jose. we go on saturday night 4-8 persons each time. the bread and oil are outstanding to start. everything we have eaten is also excellent.

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La Fortuna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have made Cafe Mundo my "must-eat-at-place" nearly every time I've been in San José over the past 15 years. The ambiance, the food, the service, the neighborhood... I enjoy everything about Cafe Mundo, but especially the homemade bread they serve as you are making your order. The salads are fresh and creative, the soups are hearty and delicious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I had been meaning to try Café Mundo for a few months and finally got the chance. It was a great evening with a lady friend. Gaby was our waitress and took good care of us. The food was excellent (fish for me, chicken for my friend). The liter of white wine was kept chilled while we dined.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Recently took a big group from work and they were extremely pleased, the prices are reasonable, the food is very good, the special of the day was very original Trout with Passion fruit sauce, it was absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed my meal and the service as usual is excellent. Very reccomended to also head down to Shangri-la for a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a great trendy venue offering your usual fare with great oizza, pasta etc. The sad thing with many places in San Jose is that it is overpriced for what it is offering. I doubt that the prices being charged is reflected in what they pay their staff which leaves a bitter feeling towards it. Good food but... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Cafe Mundo

Address: Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2222-6190
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
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
Average Prices: USD 100 - 400
Cuisine: Pizza

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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: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?