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La Terrasse French Cuisine

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Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
+506 8939 8470
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Austin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went for dinner with my gf. Most important thing to know is that they don't take cards, so you need to take cash with you ($100/min on a full course dinner for 2). The place is aesthetically nice and the food is genuine French and good. The only complaint is that the place has a constant cigarette odor, which... More 

Thank 887JV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was beyond doubt the best restaurant in Costa Rica. The food was sublime and the service was second to none. The owner has a great knowledge of both food and wine. This is a must go to restaurant and I would definitely recommend.

Thank Tom280280
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for a new try experience. We enjoy every meal course service especially my finally course the pannacota lavender.

Thank Kali K
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

While in San Jose Costa Rica, our family came to La Terrasse in order to celebrate my husbands anniversary. It was simply excellent and we all enjoyed. Although it is not easy to find in the capital, it is worth making the effort to find it. We highly recommend this lovely place!

Thank brendawhite8888
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Mor than just the best French restaurant in Costa Rica, The Terrasse is a truly unique French culinary experience, from food to wine to the environment, five stars is not enough!!!

Thank Juan A
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

La Terrasse is a little bit of Provance in San Jose. It is a hidden gem that is worth finding. Set in a private residence you feel that it is your private dinner party. Gerard is wonderful as he describes every dish in mouthwatering terms and will help you find the perfect wine to accompany your meal. If you love... More 

Thank WBalan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

If you ever want to treat yourself to a fine dinning experience this is the place. From the moment you walk in until you have to go home to take a nap all your senses are triggered with amazing dishes, excellent wine, and on point decorations. Highly reccomended!

1 Thank Richard N
San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had an amazing experience in La Terrasse just as the reviews in TripAdvisor said. The ambiance was great, the service was also great and the food was spectacular. This is definitely the best culinary experience I have had in Costa Rica and it is worth every dollar and very close to the best eating experience in Paris. We will... More 

Thank José Joaquín C
Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

My girlfriend and I were just in town for a few days but heard from several people that we had to try the food here and we can say without a doubt that we're glad we did. The food was excellent and the cozy atmosphere and service helped make the night incredibly special. Would not hesitate to go back when... More 

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Thank Evan H
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had a great night, everything was excellent, the ambiance, the food, the service. Everything is made at the time the order is placed. They also have a good variety of wines.

Thank Rosri

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $35
French, European
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 8939 8470

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?