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“Amazing flavor” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Costa Rica

Cafe Costa Rica
1133 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703
608-256-9830
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Ranked #426 of 838 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Costa Rican, Central American
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Amazing flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Small place on Williamson Street. Not much on atmosphere but the food is amazing! Have been several times for lunch and once for dinner. Great sauce, they do nice things with eggs, I had an amazing tofu special a few weeks ago. My husband raves about the chicken curry. My daughter loves the beans and rice!

Visited February 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Brodhead, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Quality food.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

....but you pay out the nose for it. They have some unique seafood offerings, and they use a lot of seasonably fresh ingredients, but the high cost isn't justified by what you get when there are equal or superior options available for less elsewhere.

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Tokyo, Japan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Unique food in Madison”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

With all of the ethnic restaurants in the city, this one stood out. I have never tried Costa Rican food, but it was very delicious. Try the meat plate of the day, it's slow roasted and flavored just right.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“great food at crazy price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

loved the food, but was way overpriced for the type of food.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Don't understand the bad reviews other than atmostphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

The service was excellent, the food is very good and different. The specials that mangoman makes are good portions and seem quite fresh. The prices are definitely high, unless you stay on the menu. The curry he makes it outstanding. Only one other restaruant in town is this good. The atmosphere isn't great because it's in a tiny spot, but the food is the most important part anyways. Also the coconut shrimp is outstanding.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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