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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
Monday
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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 57
    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
Not a favorite

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Republic1
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Republic, Missouri
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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424 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Republic, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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Playa Flamingo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The restaurant is hidden away but worth the effort to find. We had a very enjoyable lunch at Cafe Mundo. Food was excellent. Service could have been a bit faster but all in all a very enjoyable experience.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Deligntful lunch experience on a lush patio. This is an oasis almost in the heart of the city. Good variety of types of meals. Nice sized portions. Pleasant service. I hadn't been here for many years since I don't tend to eat lunch downtown. I'm glad that I returned and will do so more often now. It is actually a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This restarant was close to our hotel in San Jose and so we went there for dinner. The food was good as was the drink. As far as food goes there was calamari which I had. The wine list was extensive. The downside was that the waiters and the cashier got the bills mixed up!

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Saint Louis MO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had been to Café Mundo once before, probably 9 years ago, and recalled having a good meal then. This trip, our hotel had recommended a place over on Avenida Segunda that really looked kind of like a tourist trap, so we decided to walk over and see if Café Mundo was still in operation. We were glad to see... More 

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Otterbach, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our hotel owner recommended this place and it did not disappoint. Their crab spring rolls were fantastic. I had the seafood Alfredo and I think it actually came with more meat than noodles. Their prices seemed about average and there service was great.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I got to the restaurant towards the end of the night. There were other tables that obviously had ordered but hadn't gotten their meals. The lady in charge told me I could only order a salad or a pasta. The seafood pasta I ordered was wonderful, but I felt rushed the whole time I was there - like I was... More 

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carson city
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We ate there two nights in a row out of our 3 nights in town. We didn't notice any loud music but we were out of there before 9:00, so maybe later. Good service, prompt, intelligent, good wines by the glass, we had some good quality after dinner drinks one night.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It's still a nice restaurant, but the quality of the food is not as it was 12 years ago. So we think now it is an overpriced restaurant. And maybe younger people like the loud music, but they will find out in time, what the damage wil be on there ears.

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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?