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“Fantastic ceviche” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Saga

Restaurante Saga
Avenida Escazu, Escazu 000, Costa Rica
(506)22896615
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Ranked #9 of 119 Restaurants in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Saga is a modern, international food restaurant where clients can not only delight themselves with exquisite dishes, but also enjoy the tropical view like atmosphere combined with its modern architecture. In Saga, there is a prevalence of modernism in both its food and design while contrasting with the tropical ambiance of the landscape. In Saga, international food is transformed with the blending of tastes from different parts of the world. The experience is only enhanced by its already renowned gourmet bakery.
Lumberton, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic ceviche”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Great restaurant in busy shopping area. Right across the plaza from the Marriott Residence Inn. Wide open restaurant with vast menu.
Sea Bass Ceviche and Tuna Tartar were fantastic! Great flavor.
Dinner was just as nice and a very nice wine list that pairs well with food.
Well worth the trip!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Top notch in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I have been several times to Saga, either with my wife or with friends. I have never had but great experiences. Without doubt it is the best restaurant in Costa Rica. While food is the main reason for it being my favorite, prices are reasonable for a top restaurant, and service and decor are up to international levels. Do not miss their great desserts, which you can also buy from the adjacent pastry shop. By the way, I have never experienced any fraud problems with my credit card, as mentioned by a nother reviewer

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Beware!! Credit Fraud Occurs at this Place!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

At here recently with friends. This is the only place where I used my Credit Card. They took the card away and returned, unfortunately they copied it before returning it. A few days later I was being hasstled by someone who had my card. They made purchases all over CR. I was not sure that Saga was the culprit at the moment, until I found out that a friend of mine also had the credit card faud issues after using it at Saga. BE VERY CAREFUL! KEEP AWAY FORM THIS RESTAURANT OR YOU WILL BE LIKE ME, REGRETTING IT!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in San José, absolutely superb!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I have had the pleasure of eating here on 3 occasions, and it is always a treat!! the high-end fare offered here is unique and delicious, courtesy of an experienced and dedicated chef!!! The location, decor and style suggests and expensive meal, and it is, so be ready to spend some money here (it really is worth it). I recommend the sushi.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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“Another solid visit to Saga”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Had a business dinner at Saga in the Avenida Escazu development this evening, and it was as good a dining experience as on my two previous visits. The menu is definitely intercontinental - appetizers with a sushi focus, and fish, chicken and beef entrees covering a variety of international styles.

The food is not the best I've ever had, but it is as good as anything else I have eaten in the metro San Jose area. And strangely, the prices are actually reasonable. I say "strangely" because food prices in the Escazu area are ridiculously high - higher than the prices at similar quality restaurants in my hometown of Washington, DC, which is not known for being particularly affordable by American standards.

This evening I shared a sushi roll and nigiri salmon with my colleague for appetizers, and for an entree I had the Mediterranean style Corvina (seabass). Both the starters and my entree were quite good. On a previous occasion, I had the pepper steak, and thought it also was good.

Finally, the interior is quite pleasant. Per this review's tile, the restaurant is a solid choice.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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