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Mantras Veggie Cafe and Tea House

200 metros Este, 25 metros Sur de la Rotonda del Farolito | Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2253 6715
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
200 metros Este, 25 metros Sur de la Rotonda del Farolito | Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 101 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this week based on reviews and a Costa Rican guide. I had the falafel burger and iced coffee. The staff were very friendly and plate presentation was beautiful.

Thank mbindy1980
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

We opted for this place after it being recommended in our Lonely Planet guide, and also because it happened to be really close to the hotel we were hosted. The neighbourhood is a lovely area with lots of independent cafes, restaurants and beer places. We...More

Thank Lara S
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

If you go it's for the food and NOT the service. I had a special wrap with a soup and salad. Delicious. Would definitely have it again. However, while the three young servers were fairly pleasant, the attention was awful. Two items we ordered never...More

Thank loustyle
Reviewed February 8, 2017

I suggest this place , it is like an "Oasi" in the Desert ! Food is very good and the service is lovely.

Thank Lauryn S
Reviewed February 2, 2017

I used to be a frequent customer, but I stopped going so often since they changed the staff. The service became awful, waiters are very rude and careless. They made a nice makeover, but guess what!? They also raised the prices! And is not even...More

Thank AnaRM83
Reviewed January 20, 2017

As a professional in optimal whole-food, plant-based, vegan nutrition and cooking, I normally avoid restaurants because they simply don't come close to the quality of food (and value) I get to enjoy at home. However while in the San Jose area, we decided to give...More

Thank 24traveler24
Reviewed January 8, 2017

As a vegetarian (leaning towards vegan) I've always been looking for a restaurant that makes vegan food that's substantial and delicious. Mantras has a great atmosphere and the food and drinks did not disappoint. I got the Fajita Loca bowl and was very impressed with...More

Thank sandylackmann
Reviewed December 20, 2016

I try to go here for lunch whenever I get a chance. The food is delicious and there are lots of yummy proteins. They do great stuff with soy. For lunch they have great specials, and at a great price. Even the salad dressings are...More

Thank taniakiamowitz
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice veggie food break in San Jose. Many options, excellent service and nice location close to many other cafés and bars.

Thank Abiiir
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Great Food, will visit multiple times during this trip. Just love the food and service. My kind of kick back place.

Thank larrywH4230WL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $10
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 5:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 metros Este, 25 metros Sur de la Rotonda del Farolito | Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2253 6715
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Description
Beauty and health come from within, at MANTRAS, we are making this a possibility. We have RAW, ORGANIC, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN, DAIRY & SUGAR FREE options that are DELICIOUS on your soul!! The active enzymes that our food provides your body will allow it to always be at its prime level of energy, health and beauty. We support serving organically local fruits and vegetables using natural ingredients specializing in a diverse menu. We do natural cold press juicing, smoothies, kombucha and fermented foods. . We work with small producers and venders supporting our local economy. We have outdoor and indoor seating, take large groups with or without reservation.
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