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“French Fries are Awesome !!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of craic irish pub

craic irish pub
400 Este Del Museo Nacional | Barrio la California, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2221 9320
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Ranked #170 of 315 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: American, Irish, Pub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Cead Mile Failte! It means: One Hundred Thousand Welcomes. We greet you with a great bar, a good bartender and all of our passion for beer, which we have been sharing with much enthusiasm since 2011. The most experienced beer bar in the country, with the best beer selection and awesome food. Slainte! Cheers!
Heredia, Costa Rica
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“French Fries are Awesome !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

had the fries and they were great !! the friends I went with had the burgers and said they were awesome !!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Best burger in town! Try the Chipotle sauce and good beers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you are in San Jose, Costa Rica you need to go to this restaurant. It is an Irish pub so you know what to expect, but it is a great one!

The food is amazing but the best part are the beers. Younger crowd, so 20s to mid 30s is the norm.

  • Visited January 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Never going back- EVER”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

So inside the bar my wallet and cellphone got robbed. Immediately I told the security guy which close to being absolutely useless said: What am I supposed to do about it? Asking the rest of the staff inside they completely disregarded what had just happened. Appearently it happens a lot. I would WATCH my stuff and be extra careful here since they have no security or intention to keep you or your stuff safe. Never going back. not because I got stolen because they cared zero about it.

Visited January 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Good food and huge selection of beers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Great food, relaxed environment and lots of beers to chose from! Nice place, normal people and good, well priced food! It's your average pub, great place to hang with your friends and drink great beers from all over the world!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Irish-pub wannabe project”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

This is obviously one more of the few disappointing projects to create an Irish pub in San José by someone who has no clue as to what that really means and, most importantly, does not care about the consequences of bad management of a business.

Bottled, imported, Guinness beer that they sell for 'draft' beer and a rather run down place that has nothing Irish to it but the drunken rudeness of the bouncers.

A friend of mine and I, two rather decent fellows, were harassed and forced to finish a beer 10 minutes after their closing time under threat of (literally) kicking us out. When politely complaining to the 'administrator' and asking for an explanation for such rudeness all we were told was that after 2 pm. they didn't care and anyone inside simply had to get the hell out of there.

This place is a scam. DO NOT waste your time going there. It will shut down soon enough.

Feel free to contact me, should you think this is a subjective review or have any questions.

P.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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pargho, Propietario at craic irish pub, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Thank you for your review! A bit old, but still worth the reply.

We appreciate your wishes and are happy to say that we are still here and going stronger than ever, being the best and first real Irish Pub in Costa Rica.

We can only wish you the best and hope that you have returned and changed your mind.

Maybe it is not necessary to say it, but we will: We clearly do not agree with what you wrote.

But we do work every day to get better and better!

Many blessings to you.
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