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Restaurante Colbert

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$$ - $$$
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16 km of Volcan Poas | 400 m este de la gasolinera de Varablanca, Heredia, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2776
Fri - Tue 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Melbourn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tipped off by our guidebook, we tried this place for a last proper lunch of our holiday and it was a great decision. The chef is a Frenchman who left his Charentais home more than 30 years ago and has been on the slopes of the volcano for the past 15. The food is unapologetically French and traditional and delicious.... More 

Thank dnk1974
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On Valentine's Day at 7, there was only one other couple. I guess, Tuesday is slow day for tourists. All the food we had was fresh with quality. We had a pate sampler with freshly baked bread, shrimp dish and rabbit in prune and beer sauce. All good; but there was no wow factor. The bottle of wine was good.... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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168 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Colbert is the best restaurant at which we ate in all of Costa Rica. The owner/chef is French but has run this restaurant in central Costa Rica for decades. Great menu, wonderful desserts, surprisingly good wine list. The place to eat if you are staying in the area, even better than the restaurants in the famous nearby hotels.

Thank turneraw
South of the Thames
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We (6 of us) turned up towards the latter part of the evening in Early May, which is very much the quiet season. The dog did bark when we arrived, we ignored the dog so he ignored us. We were the only people in the restaurant aisle from the chef, who was also maitre' d, waiter, sommelier and kitchen porter.... More 

Thank 5stardreamer
San Diego, California, USA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Fantastic food and service. We stayed walking distance to this place for two nights and dined there two evenings in a row. The four items my husband and I had between us were all excellent. I especially liked the grilled chicken and orange sauce pork. Both were excellent. The spinach pasta was also perfectly creamy and flavorful. Also don't leave... More 

Thank Rommel P
joelsuire, Propietario at Restaurante Colbert, responded to this review

thank you very much!!!! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Was quiet when we were there but the food and service were both excellent. The host was entertaining and the menu had kid friendly options.

1 Thank Jacqueline S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Great service and the food is delicious! The location is a dream with hummingbirds by your side. Loved the escargots, cheese plate, and beef chateaubriand!

2 Thank Laura N
San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!!

Thank 110016
Dallas, TX
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank tripinchak
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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

thank you very much! see you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?