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San Jose, Costa Rica
22288515 o 22288516
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Fabulous as always !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Marsha W
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have been going to Le Monastere for over ten years. The food got worse and worse. The menu is over priced. Rack of Lamb for $ 90.00. I paid for it but, it was the worst rack I ever had in my life.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I've been here a couple of times and went back for the awesome view of the city and the bar downstairs. Previously the food had been average but this time it was excellent. Part of the bar was being renovated but the part with the great views was open. The bartender really knows what he's doing and took good care... More 

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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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