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“NYC-LA-Vegas night vibe with a touch of Milan” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 8ctavo Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge

8ctavo Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge
Sheraton Hotel & Casino | Ruta 27, 300 m al este de, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 4055 0588
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Ranked #9 of 295 restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: 8Vo Rooftop offers a combination of premium cuisine, amazing views and great music.
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“NYC-LA-Vegas night vibe with a touch of Milan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

I reluctantly followed a caravan of friends after a fantastic dinner party, being rather unimpressed with any venue in San Jose thus far. To my surprise, they led me to this jewel on the top floor of the Sheraton and I felt my walk turn into a strut, long strides that became a swagger as the music swept over me.

The sound pulsed but was not invasive, the decor and ambiance gave way to a familiar vibe that I recognized through my travels that I can only describe as "deliciousness". The cocktails flowed, the service was impeccable and even whimsical for Latin America. The crowd was good looking. Lots of fashionistas but overall nothing forced or pretentious. This crowd had natural flavor. I heard English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Hebrew. Outside the sky was full of stars, the breeze was perfect. Inside, I tasted a few dishes and was delighted. When I was introduced to the owner Michael, I understood immediately. This was his vision and instead of saying "a pleasure meeting you", I simply said "thank you". If your are in San Jose, you have to check this place out. When you see Michael, tell him Turner said "thank you".

  • Visited August 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Very nice view, always good music. Food is very good and reasonably priced and the cocktails are the best in town hands down. Must visit!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

In Costa Rica it's tough to find a truly unique dinning experience and 8ctavo is one of them! The food is amazing and each dish has a unique spin that is guaranteed to knock your socks off! The view is breathtaking so be sure to reserve a window seat. The service is top notch hands down, everyone gets VIP treatment...it's a must dining experience!

  • Visited August 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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Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“AMAZING FOOD, DRINKS, VIEW, AND, STAFF!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I have been going to 8ctavo since the opening and it has quickly become one of my favorite night life spots in all of Costa Rica! The food is amazing, drinks are strong, view is fantastic, and, the staff offer great customer service.

If you have been in CR before, you know how difficult it is to find a bar or restaurant that can offer everything so well. 8ctavo does it!

Highly recommended!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seoul, South Korea
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great atmosphere, & best view in San José”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Start your dining experience with a guayaba jalepeño martini & tuna tataki. Make sure to try 8vo's tasty ceviche, which is made with mango, coconut milk, and toasted rice. Enjoy the music from a live DJ while savoring fresh, locally caught fish. Make sure to try mom's cream cheese pie and guava lava for dessert. Then head to the lounge for a few more drinks and a spectacular view.

  • Visited July 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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