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3 Km. North, 600 West of the church, San Rafael, Costa Rica
(506) 2267-6683
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a couple dishes with clearly rotten Meat, the "chef's" excuse was that theu use a beer to Cook the Meat ans it gives it a certain smell, clearly a lie.. Few team members got sick afterwards...

Thank Jafet C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We got there at 2 or 3pm, the place was empty, there was another table and us. It took forever, more than 30 mins for a very non complex food, hummus or so. We left after we ran out of patience. The place is amazingly expensive. Positive, the view is awesome!

Thank Stephanie S
Ellicott City, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I believe that this restaurant still exists only because of the beautiful view and the nice way in which it is decorated, BECAUSE.... 1) The prices were ridiculous - for example, $24 for a cheese plate 2) The service was not only INCREDIBLY slow even though we were the ONLY clients there, but it was bad. The waiter spilled my... More 

Thank Susanna B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

For several years I heard about how this was "The Lebanese" restaurant with a super view to go to in Costa Rica. Finally, I went to see what all the fuss was about...and left with a huge disappointment. When we arrived, there was a table of 18 already seated and being served. Four couples arrived after us and after we... More 

Thank laurence_baird
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

I went for a business dinner and the services was horrible and price too high. The waiter probably needs to get another job, terrible service. Then after 40 min they brought the plates and portions were too small. I ordered 2 plates for 2 people and they were barely for 1.... And the worst part, my food was poisoned!! 2... More 

Thank Ricardo M
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We arrived for a sunset dinner. The view stretched across San Jose below framed by an orange hued blistering sunset of colors! We were so impressed by our delicious Lomita, truffle mushrooms, ultra fresh greens, and the homemade baklava, we demanded to thank the Chef personally, and discovered he has worked in Massachusetts! He takes great pride and energy in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

First of all: Get your wallet ready. It is expensive. However, the food is delicious, the concept of the place is nice, and the view is breathtaking. Very cold at night, too! It's a great option for a fancy dinner or late lunch and watch the sunset. There's a cozy couch by the fireplace that makes you feel relaxed and... More 

Thank LiizMastrapa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I totally recommend the humus, it's pretty delicious. The place is great, they have decorations even to makes you feel like been an Arabian. I recommend you to visit this place at night. The menu it's a little expensive, but it worth it. The quality it's pretty good.

Thank Fury M
Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I came here at night for dinner and sat upstairs at the bar overlooking San Jose, it has a beautiful scenery and very romantic atmosphere. Great to come for an anniversary or a special ocasion with a loved one since the prices are high.

Thank Alecast29
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch and spent an afternoon in a completly different atmosphere. Loved the Lebanese food and decor. The service was excellent and also the view. Will definately go back at night. The live music and and the view of the central valley must be awesome

Thank Luis S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lebanese, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Km. North, 600 West of the church, San Rafael, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: (506) 2267-6683
Baalbek is the place you'd like to visit & enjoy if you are looking to spend quality time with your family & friends, and a "must" place to enjoy a very romantic time with your couple.We are open every day from 11 am to 12mn from S-Th and 11am to 1am from F-S. We offer Belly Dance show every Friday and Live Music on Saturdays. Check our website for more special events info! We hope to serve you very soon!!!

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