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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
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8:30 am - 5:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 am
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 were in Mantras for lunch and opted for a big bowl (Fajitas Locas) and a... More 

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 came. We twice had to go to the front to order additional items. Nice location,... More 

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Thank loustyle
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Lauryn S
Spain
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4 reviews
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 worth it because the quality of the food went down. It is not as healthy... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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 Mantras a try given the excellent reviews. We kept expectations in check, and were actually... More 

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Thank 24traveler24
San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 how the meat substitute was prepared. I also got the Superwoman juice, packed with yummy... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 yummy. I highly recommend this restaurant. My favorite is when they make "mushroom meat", or... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

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Yorba Linda
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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.

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Thank larrywH4230WL
1 review
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I have been there a lot of times, and food quality is always excellent, trained waiters for good service... even If you're not vegetarian/vegan, you'll love it! Highly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $10
Cuisine
Cafe, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?