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Cafe Kahawa

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Costa Rican, Cafe, Vegetarian
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300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly Kahawa)
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

San Gerardo is somewhat isolated, but there are good dining options, and this is one of them. Lovely setting next to the river, great service, and good food. They specialize in trout, the local product. I had the fried trout basket and the trout dip as starter. They were both delicious. My companion had the pasta which wasn't quite as... More 

Thank Jorge V
Ormond Beach, Florida
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170 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

The trout is excellent & very nice service. Pretty view over an Island which has bunnies & Guinea pigs. Only cash is accepted.

Thank Saltspringsgirl
San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

The place is amazing, beautiful and peaceful! Recommended to go with family, friends or just for a romantic getaway! The service was super fast and kind. The food was good and the view even better! It's a must!

Thank LaBambina27
San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This restaurant offers to their clients excellent taste, price, and service. taste and traditional food of the place! This is the second time we visited this place and all the choices of the menu were delicious: the entries, the main courses and the beverages. The place is very comfortable, nice and very clean. The service in both opportunities was exceptional!... More 

Thank Katsanma
Sugar Land, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We had lunch there as we came back from the trail to the waterfall, which is absolutely recommendable. The cafe is placed above the river rio savegre. It is possible to go down to the river and cross a little bridge to a small island, where some bunnies and guinea pigs running around. The cafe is open air style, but... More 

Thank Thomas S
Atenas, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We stopped here for lunch after learning about it while birding in San Gerardo de Dota. I had the trout ceviche which was delectable! My husband had a large salad that he raved about and couldn't finish. All of our food was fresh and delicious. We also toured their hydroponic vegetable greenhouse. A lovely place in one of the loveliest... More 

Thank HCates
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Stopped for lunch - they were only serving certain Appetizers and sandwiches. Trout tacos were good.

Thank Tamara M
Delray Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We were staying at the Trogon Lodge, and someone recommended the Cafe Kahawa.We had lunch there,and the setting is just beautiful.Sit outside on the deck,overlooking their gorgeous gardens.Birds all around you.I had the trout tacos,wonderful,and my husband had a trout sandwich. Also had a homemade Tamarindo drink,really tasty.Just a lovely spot to have lunch or early dinner,I think when we... More 

Thank delray222
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while staying at trogon lodge .... What a treat, delicious food ( kudos for the excellent trout ceviche) lovely service , pretty restaurant with great views and also had the treat of watching 2 woodpeckers and an emerald toucanette

Thank glasspixie
Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Just down the road from Trogon Lodge in San Gerardo de Dota, this little place is just lovely. Well prepared food. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Sue M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Costa Rican, Cafe, Vegetarian
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly Kahawa)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Gerardo de Dota
  • Phone Number: 2740-1081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?