One of the best restaurants in San Jose for outstanding food and a very romantic setting in a semi-open courtyard with soft lighting. Alberto and the wait staff are so friendly and attentive.
Order a mojito to see the show Alberto puts on in its production; it is a double treat, the mojito is yummy and Alberto is a stitch. In addition, the full bar serves a good drink with a generous pour, and, the wine list while not extensive offers very good selections at reasonable prices.
Go there hungry because the food is wonderful. Diners are given an appetizer (on the house) of hot beans, salsa and tortilla chips. These beans take refried beans to another level; I don't know the secret, but they are addictive. For the main course I am particularly fond of the garlic shrimp and my husband's favorite is the lamb shank. The Meson prepares the best lamb shank in San Jose. However, other menu items are excellent as well, such as the octopus appetizer (order a double portion for an entree), chicken mole, pork chop and, if your are lucky, the daily fish special will be the snapper filet. The value here is exceptional.
We discovered Meson Del Angel in 2009 and have been loyal customers since. Currently the street construction on Zaragoza makes it more challenging to get to the restaurant, but persevere because it is worth the trip.
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