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“Very good Paella” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Luisa

Casa Luisa
400m sur y 40 este de la Contoloria | Sabana Sur, San Jose, Costa Rica
2296 1917
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Ranked #136 of 285 restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Very good Paella”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Is one of most tasty paellas in San Jose.... The restaurante is not big but this is the best part of the experience!!!

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21 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Spanish mediterranean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Very good Mediterranean cuisine. Nice wines, and good presentation of plates.

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Santos/SP
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Not worth the visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2009

The menu is poor and the food you can find in any hotel restaurant. None of the dishes listed in guides was available.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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“off the beaten path”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2009

The restaurant is in a neighborhood off the beaten path but has a warm and inviting interior. The food is quite good as I experienced from their Tapas menu. The prices are more like the US than Costa Rica but it's a good value.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose
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“Scrumptious Spanish Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

If you like Spanish food, Casa Luisa is the current place to go. Don't expect luscious environments, for here are none. Do expect warmth from the personnel and an evening of great food.

We tried meat and shrimp. Portions are not huge but not so small either - they satisfy. We tried meat in red wine sauce and another in Roquefort cheese sauce. My compliments to the chef - they were great, and that's a lot for me to say since I am a very picky diner. Just watch out that the meat is cooked as you wish - we asked well done and got medium well. Their wine selection is OK.

The place is usually crowded - make reservations. Have some patience with the waiters - did I mentioned it is usually crowded?

My only con - It's expensive.

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