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Mantras Veggie Cafe and Tea House

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200 metros Este, 25 metros Sur de la Rotonda del Farolito | Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2253 6715
8:30 am - 5:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mantras was a surprising and welcome find for us as we had struggled to find good vegetarian options in San Jose. We walked about 25 minutes from the Holiday Inn in the centre through some interesting (in a good way) districts to Mantras. We booked for lunch and it was full, the service was very good and, interestingly, it was... More 

Thank John F
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressed by the quality and price of this place! I couldn't eat much recovering from a stomach bug but the smoothies were great and the falafel plentiful for my girlfriend. If you're not feeling too hungry you could easily split one sandwich between you. Also picked up the face clay and the homemade toothpaste but could have bought the place... More 

Thank CanadianJames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really good restaurant for people looking for a healthy option, good service, good desserts and menu with many options, ah! Also for breakfast

Thank AuraSantacruzBernal
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since I discovered this place I go non stop as is the best option for me when it comes of vegan and vegetarian food. And I dare to recommend this place to carnivore people as all my friends I took here they loved it too. Vegetables are fresh, they have a daily menu which won't let you get bored and... More 

Thank Elena P
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Monday mornings, in San Jose, we found that most of our favourite coffee shops weren't open, so we thought we'd give Mantras a go. What a lovely wee place! We were the first to arrive and had the place to ourselves. We sat on their lovely deck, which is covered, good thing as it was raining and enjoyed a latte.... More 

Thank Caoimhe N
Koror, Palau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

WOW! Veggie burger, salads and veggie balls all were great. Beautiful place with incredible garden, great ambiance, will for sure return!

Thank roni b
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

It's one of the most tasteful food I've ever had, this place changed completely my idea of what veggie food is... Their house ice creams are the best and the pad Thai and the falafe wrap...!well everything

Thank Alejandro Z
Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

In this restaurant you can feel the love and the power in the food... I highly recommend this place for everybody who loves the combination of good food and good taste :)

Thank dharma506
Westchester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

My boyfriend and I came here for our first brunch on our vacation in Costa Rica, and this cafe was the perfect start to our adventure. We got coffees, shared a smoothie, and ordered sandwiches that came with a large side salad. Everything was so delicious! The service was good, everyone was friendly, the place had a nice outdoor space... More 

Thank Erin B
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Mantras was a little out of the way, but it was worth the walk! I had incredible fresh squeezed juice and a coconut stir fry. Mantras's food was particularly appreciated considered how tired of rice and beans I was. A must eat!

Thank SharonB0918

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $10
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 5:00 am
8:30 am - 5:00 am
8:30 am - 5:00 am
8:30 am - 5:00 am
8:30 am - 5:00 am
8:30 am - 5:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?