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Park Cafe

Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2290 6324
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Park Cafe
1. Exquisite dining experience
"an exquisite dining experience in Richard and Louise’s beautiful home"
Jonathan B
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2. You Must Have Dinner Here!
"Treat yourself and bask in Richard's culinary and hospitality skills"
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3. Best restaurant in Costa Rica
"phenomenal food and service that is unparalleled in Central America"
Edward S
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91 - 100 of 235 reviews

Reviewed November 22, 2015

I believe the quality of the food was very good as well as the presentation but it really bother me that you have share really small portions of food, I would have preferred an individual plate with my share of the meal. Specially because it...More

Thank LauChaves
Reviewed November 18, 2015

Park Cafe is out the way and well worth a visit. With a stunning selection of tapas style plates. Award winning chef: Richard Neat will treat you to a sumptuous selection of his personalised dishes. Simply order his recommendations and each plate will be more...More

Thank abaker442015
Reviewed October 6, 2015

The food is a Michelin star tapas experience. The chef is truly an artist. This is hands down my favourite restaurant in San Jose.

Thank Julius L
Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at the Park Café tonight. We were seated in one corner of the internal courtyard with complete privacy and no background noise of any kind. The cuisine was awesome, the presentation was superb and the service very attentive and...More

Thank Ternon
Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's taken me far too long to write this review but I promised myself that I must write it as soon as I found the time as to not leave one about this Costa Rican gem would be an absolute crime! Park Cafe is quite...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed July 31, 2015

6 Tables, 3 plates, 6 flavors, 8 sensations, you name it!, grande!!! I'm sorry icannot add more words to this review, jus ask for a reservagion 3 months ahead

Thank salvatrucho
Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

I have dined here several times and consider it a world class restaurant. The food is excellent. Great attention is paid to both taste and presentation. The service is as good as the food. Leave room for desert!!

1  Thank nealcr
Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

I've visited many restaurants in and out San Jose, and this has been my favorite in the city until now. The service is great, the food exquisite and the place so nice! If you are looking for a real gourmet experience, go to Park Cafe....More

2  Thank Paula D
Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

There are several things to be said and, judging from some of the below reviews, arguments to be settled about this place. Firstly - yes, we were surprised about the fact that our hotel concierge could not book us a table and the manager asked...More

6  Thank em_monero
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2015

Thank you so much for the review and sympathetic understanding of a few of my eccentricities. I guess I am somewhat of a dinosaur as I had my formative years at a time when people enjoyed being -as the French so wonderfully describe it- 'a...More

Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of the best..no, one of the very best restaurants in Costa Rica. I believe the chef is from the UK, rather temperamental but oh so creative we forgive him. The service is tops and we love sitting by the garden with the...More

Thank pilarxavier
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Questions & Answers
December 15, 2016|
Response from motos23 | Reviewed this property |
yes as far as I know , they do, but better if you call before, any way its better to have a reservation as the restaurant is small and they are quite full !!!
January 2, 2015|
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Response from pau20102014 | Reviewed this property |
yes of course they speak English, Richard and luis are both from england. be rest assured they will give answer to your doubt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $100
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2290 6324
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