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Restaurante Colbert

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Of Volcan Poas 16 km | 400 m este de la gasolinera de Varablanca, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2776
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fri - Tue 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Hidden in the mountains of Poas, is this jewel. Highly recommended. Their cheese entree and foie gras just delicious!. We tried several dishes and loved the rabbit too. Their bread and garlic butter is also great. Good wine selection and coffee is delicious. And leave room for a dessert, they are manginficent!!

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Thank 110016
Dallas, TX
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Was really excited to try this place after reading the reviews. I'm not sure if the older guy in the chef is the owner, but if he is.. No wonder the place was empty. First didn't take our drink order, then when we asked recommendations.. Said everything is good. Not very helpful for people who have never been to your... More 

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Thank tripinchak
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Great food, and a very good service! Also the place is Amazing! Beautiful landscape and a very excellent place for a Trip!

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Thank Esteban C
joelsuire, General Manager at Restaurante Colbert, responded to this review

thank you very much! see you soon! More 

Montreal, Canada
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92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Droped in for lunch after a visit to Poas volcano. I would rate it closer to 4/5 but my wife was a little disappointed in her overcooked salmon. However, the home made terrines, the cured ham and my steak were all very good so overall I feel that this is a nice place to eat. The wine selection was also... More 

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Thank Anthony066
joelsuire, General Manager at Restaurante Colbert, responded to this review

thank you very mucho for your comments! see you soon joel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

The food is just delicious, the atention is excelent! This place is a must if you come to CR. French food in a style so amazing that you will need to come again to try all the dishes and desserts. Thank you for make our first wedding anniversary so special!

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Thank Cris M
joelsuire, General Manager at Restaurante Colbert, responded to this review

thank you very much for your comments! please give me your email at joelsuire@hotmail.com, for a special customer list. joel More 

Florence, Italy
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the food, i couldn't wait to taste it! But i can tell you that the food is just like in the picture. The service is good, usually the french chef serves the meals that he prepares, because of this it can be that you have to wait a bit before eating. Pasta and... More 

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Thank Silvia B
joelsuire, General Manager at Restaurante Colbert, responded to this review
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muchas gracias por haber venido a disfrutar con nosotros! hasta pronto! More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

We took a wrong turn through the mountains and finally broke down to stop at night on our way to La Fortuna from SJO near Poas. This restaurant turned our back road mountain pass misery around. I had the escargot appetizer and rabbit stew in beer and prune sauce. The escargot was on point and the rabbit stew was spectacular.... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I went to the area on a family visit. I have to say that I was skeptical of eating at a French restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Was I proven wrong!!! What and exquisite experience! We sampled a variety of plates and all had a taste of home cooking. But when we got to dessert... we wept! They where... More 

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Thank Pedro S
joelsuire, General Manager at Restaurante Colbert, responded to this review

thank you very much! very nice commentary. see you soon!, joel More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I live outside San Jose and when we are feeling adventerous and in need of a good meal we head up to Colbert's. If overpriced touristy restaurants are not your cup of tea then think outside the box and head to Colbert's. An unusual but quality dining experience awaits you. Try some of the bake goods to go on your... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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162 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

About an hour or so away from the city, this restaurant is a very surprising find. It's run by a very nice French chef who is also an excellent cook. We had paté and duck confit, and they were both delicious. The decoration is beautiful (though you can't tell from its relatively plain external appearance) and the presentation of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $50
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Of Volcan Poas 16 km | 400 m este de la gasolinera de Varablanca, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Heredia
  • Phone Number: +506 2482 2776

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