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Metros Norte de la Cruz Roja de Santa Ana 150 | 200 metros norte de la cruz roja de santa ana, Santa Ana 10901, Costa Rica
+506 2282 4871
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wed 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fantastic restaurant in Santa Ana. It was our last night in Costa Rica and this was a great way to end a fantastic trip. You're welcomed with a glass of champagne and warm and inviting staff. It's a bit of an open atmosphere with a bar in the center. Very modern and beautifully laid out. We followed the... More 

Thank Shobanaa486
Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was looking for a place to have dinner with my girlfriend and saw this place recommended by TripAdvisor. First thing parking is limited and uncomfortable. We came in to an open place with a bar in the center. Very minimalist, but nice. The service was good the menu had a good amount of food, be aware that the plates are... More 

Thank MaxAres
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing restaurant and totally unexpected where it is. It feels like you are in a super cool tapas bar in Barcelona. The staff were great and actually the owners were there and very friendly. We went for an early dinner with 2 small kids and we all loved the food. I could tell it would be busier /... More 

Thank LucyRu
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170 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Once you are in your are welcomed with cup of cava, just close your eyes follow the recommendation from the owners Josep and Miquel and you will feel like if you were in Barcelona eating lovely food for sharing

Thank Jordi V
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Had a fantastic meal at alTapas on our last night in Costa Rica. The service was attentive and thankfully in English for us. They gave us a complimentary glass of cava to start in celebration of their football team doing so well. Who can argue with free cava. They have live music on the weekends which sadly we couldn't stay... More 

Thank Moira N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Studio Hotel and after some rather mediocre meals in this area, we were so happy to find this restaurant right next door. Excellent atmosphere and service and the food was great. Mushrooms, large prawns, paella and beef loin were all so good. Do ask for the aioli with the beef!

1 Thank Catherine O
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

nice restaurant, not the best Spanish food but really nice, with live music, great enviroment, nice people, open late. i would definetly go back!

Thank Jorge O
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

''This is right next to the Studio hotel in Santa Ana. We enjoyed our meal but more for the local flavor and the live music. Mussels were dry and paella was average but still a good choice in the area

Thank Cloring
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Excellent flavorful food in just the right portions. After two weeks of good Costa Rican food, nice to have Andalusian cuisine that is quite authentic. Run by two brothers, the elder is the architect of this modern clean line space. Food fantastic so if you are in Santa Ana you must go here. Loved the paella

Thank Pamela D
San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

alTapas is a very cozy intimate place to has a glass of wine or sangria. Service is great always under the supervision of its owner.

Thank max275

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Metros Norte de la Cruz Roja de Santa Ana 150 | 200 metros norte de la cruz roja de santa ana, Santa Ana 10901, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +506 2282 4871
Tapas bar and wines by the glass. Warm and contemporary atmosphere, free wifi, terrace

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?