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Restaurante Whapin - CLOSED

Calle 33 | 200 Norte El Farolito, San Jose 2152, Costa Rica
+506 2283 1480
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Mar 3, 2018
“Very good Caribbean Costa Rica food, although not fancy”
Nov 7, 2016
“Must Try”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Jamaican, American, Caribbean, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Calle 33 | 200 Norte El Farolito, San Jose 2152, Costa Rica
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We found the seafood dishes at this restaurant to be very good and were a nice introduction to Caribbean style Costa Rican dishes.

Thank ST2001
Reviewed November 7, 2016

The place is very colorful and very interesting! I love the vibes of the restaurant and the server was very friendly and accomodating. The serving was really big and the taste was so delightful! I recommend you to try their Cassava chips and their seafood...More

Thank Richelle I
Reviewed August 22, 2016

very near to San Jose Downtown, this place bring you the opportunity to let your senses travel to the caribbean... If you are fan or not of the Gallo Pinto, take a chance an discover how the coconut taste and all the caribean flavors get...More

Thank eddiearce
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Original and tasty recipes from the caribbean, in a soulful place in a quiet neighbourhood. Perfect for lunch. A bit expensive.

Thank ochassot
Reviewed March 23, 2016

The second half of our trip was spent on the southern pacific coast of Costa Rica, is was wonderful but away from Caribbean style food. The Whapin, walking distance from our hotel, was the 'one last great meal' before returning home to the US. Nicely...More

Thank Susanne J
Reviewed December 22, 2015

I should have known when I went to the bath room and there were no towels...then the sour faced waitress brought the three of us 2 menues...the rice and beans had no coconut milk nor panameno peppers..just literally rice and beans..with some sort of meat...More

Thank Victor S
Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

I ordered Sopa Whapin, a $13 bowl of broth with a few rotten crayfish and 1/4 ear of corn tossed in (and a spoonful of rice on the side) Total crap, and expensive crap at that.

1  Thank iRufus
Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I used to frequent this place and quality used to good. The patis were heated by microwave, making the pastry all soggy and soft. The rice and beans was too salty and the chicken tastes funky. The patacones and yuca seemed frozen and bad. If...More

Thank lazytravel
Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

1. There is nothing Caribbean about this restaurant except for the paint (red, yellow and green). 2. After discussing with the only English speaking waiter, we decided to order the rice and beans with tilapia. He said it would cost the same price as the...More

Thank Gabbie A
Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've been to the place several times but the last couple of times, the food wasn't as good as it used to be. The prices are (on some items) somewhat high. The place, however, is cool and the music is nice.

3  Thank Anaxtina
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$15 - $40
Jamaican, American, Caribbean, Costa Rican
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 33 | 200 Norte El Farolito, San Jose 2152, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2283 1480
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