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Restaurante La Candelaria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central American, Latin, European
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Esquina Este del Hospital Vicente de Paul | 150m Oeste carretera a la Aurora, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica
506 22374630
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been eating at this restaurant for many many years, and the quality of the food has never dropped. The prices are great, the food is very tasty and the place is very nice and comfy. Great place for family, friends and couples. Good for any day breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Thank Kitiara77
San Jose de la Montana, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this nice restaurant twice now. Both times we were very satisfied with all phases of the experience. The service was attentive, the food was delicious and arrived promptly and the price was a good value. The first time, we had two other couples along and we traded samples of the fare among us. Tried was the... More 

Thank stfree
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Our experience here was nothing short of great. The host was gracious and patient with us and speaks a little English. I had the ensalada lomito- a steak salad that was delicious. A friend had a crepe that was good and the Churrasco was also good. Prices were very reasonable and they even gave us separate checks. Would come back... More 

Thank Mblumtha
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

We enjoyed this restaurant with his large internal room, the quality of the food and the friendly service, though rather slow.

Thank Pascal H
Heredia C.R.
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Good food, exc service, good price, a nice option in Heredia... Must be in the top 10 Heredia Restaurants... Congratulations to the owner

Thank fameva
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Good experience -- a celebration of my daughter' baptism. The sirloin with mignon sauce on top--- tasty ! Highly recommended !

Thank Pablo S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015

I live in the neighborhood and I very much enjoy eating at this restaurant. I typically go for their daily lunch special (plato del día) and occasionally for breakfast. The prices are very agreeable for good food. The daily lunch menu includes a salad bar, and the main dish with rice, beans, vegetables, your choice of meat and a natural... More 

Thank stephaniev634
Heredia, Costa Rica
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

A quaint and quiet place not far from the bustling city streets. The food is tasty and served attractively. Service was good and fast, though it also felt rushed at times. The prices are very good for the quality and quantity you get, compared to other places. Wines were average in selections though.

Thank Elizabeth G
Wilton, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Food was great - very reasonably priced. Host is very accommodating. It was during the world cup and the place was very busy, yet we got served quickly.

Thank Christina R
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We've been going to this restaurant for years and always loved it. Raymond, our Catalonian waiter, was always attentive to our needs and a pleasure to converse with. He retained his European class manner, but was not nearly as friendly and attentive as he had been in previous visits.Recently, this restaurant moved to a new location. We were very disappointed... More 

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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
Central American, Latin, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esquina Este del Hospital Vicente de Paul | 150m Oeste carretera a la Aurora, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Heredia
  • Phone Number: 506 22374630

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