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San Jose, Costa Rica
22288515 o 22288516
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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wine cellar bar at Le Monastere - delightful!

I have colleagues and friends in Costa Rica and they brought me here on my last night in San Jose…..we ate downstairs in the wine cellar bar - which was SO much fun. It is a bit loud with the music, but the view is phenomenal and the food is great….what a fun atmosphere! They had a live band... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
MEB1968
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The view is spectacular. My bf and I love it a lot. Definitely a great place for a great evening. We enjoyed the meal, actually we asked for the dessert. It was our first time ending up a dinner with dessert. My bf got the chicken with a kind of cheese (that I don't remember the name) with Jamon Serrano... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Nestling in The Escazu Hills high above San Jose & with a superb view of the city & surrounding area (arguably the best you'll get), you will find La Monastere... It's the far end of Escazu behind the La Paco district. There is a formal restaurant which is arguably the most expensive restaurant in Costa Rica, but superb quality food,... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

There are many beautiful places and things to share with those new or visiting Costa Rica. Once of my favorite places isLe Monastere in the mountains above Escazu. I had the opportunity last evening to take guests visiting my hotel to have drinks, dinner and enjoy the amazing views of the Central Valley at night. We received a warm and... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have colleagues and friends in Costa Rica and they brought me here on my last night in San Jose…..we ate downstairs in the wine cellar bar - which was SO much fun. It is a bit loud with the music, but the view is phenomenal and the food is great….what a fun atmosphere! They had a live band and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A travel guide recommends this restaurant to us and it was our final night on our family vacation. We loved the food and the ambiance and our waiter was very warm and personable. It started out with a wonderful Ceasar salad prepared at our table followed by amazing french onion soup. Everything we each ordered was perfect and prepared beautifully.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We hosted a large group business dinner here and had excellent service and a magnificent view of the city from the mountainside. The food was fresh and well prepared and the staff was very attentive. A great place to go for fine dining ambiance.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was a wonderful experience in every aspect. The location and view from the hill was awesome, an interesting small garden with a big cross. The food is unique, what a chef they have! Very good service and the place is beautiful. There is a small chapel in it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Very nice ambiance at the top of the mountain overlooking San Jose. Food and service were both excellent. Would definitely go again!

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Midland, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you want romantic, this place can not be beat. The staff is great, the food is outstanding and the view of the city is magnificant at night.

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USA - CR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nothing wrong with the place... super nice view; but the food is nothing relevant.. been there with friends and customers .. food is very average.. no consistency at all. Oh I forgot... very expensive

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  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 22288515 o 22288516

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