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San Jose

La Criollita


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2019 Winner


$10 - $30
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
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Vegetarian Friendly
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All reviews chicken soup arroz sea bass tongue ham ceviche plantains steak complimentary soup big bird tico food large portions holiday inn very friendly service costa rica great little restaurant english menu
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have breakfast and lunch here many times. Breakfastis always tasty, quick service and pleasantly surroundings. Lunch is also good. I ad the tongue and it was some of the best food I had ever had in Costa Rica Prices are good. And when you...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Javaman126
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch there today. I had the beef and onion entree with soft plantains, white rice and beans. My husband had the Arroz Criollita. It had chicken, pork and shrimp and rice. They were large portions and quick service.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 2817Traveler
Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

Great breakfast and great vibe! Love the music! My wife and I are celebrating our anniversary and we loelve food. Thank you La Criollita!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank garyy479
Reviewed September 21, 2019

A pleasant restaurant recommended to us by a local which is always a good guide! A little difficult to find but getting there was well worth it with good food and service on our first night in the country

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Anthony M
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Very cozy place. Famous e ir excelent food and nice service. Old place, but well renovated. Specially for bussiness lunch. Very recomended. Prices are expensive, but quality and service deserve the best. Enjoy La Criollita, you will feel at home.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Marcelo J
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

Best meal I’ve had in San Jose. The jumbo shrimp were delicious. Food was freshly prepared and the service was great! Had fresh sandia (watermelon juice).

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank jhsmith64
Reviewed August 7, 2019

La Criollita is quite busy, and seemingly a choice for locals (always a good sign). The business doesn't seem to affect the staff though, as we found the service friendly and attentive. I had a lovely bean stew and two giant café con leches, the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BoiseMichael
Reviewed May 30, 2019

This is a real find. Great atmosphere and a good local menu. Beer prices very reasonable and the wait staff are friendly and helpful. Good for lunch or evening

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Steve P
Reviewed May 7, 2019

My wife and I stopped for dinner on our second day in CR. We were seated quickly in the larger of the two rooms, and the only downside for me was how dark it was. The service was attentive and helpful, and quite friendly. My...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Scott D
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

Very good local food and service. I recommend the Ceviche and Plancha fish. I was there alone but I think this a good place for groups too.

Date of visit: May 2019
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December 26, 2017|
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Response from Wen206 | Reviewed this property |
that's too bad, I was there in May of 2017
Joanie C
June 21, 2016|
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Response from jahute | Reviewed this property |
the black dot is way off. it should be located on avenida 1 by parque morazon. i dont know the direction on this map but is just below and to the left of morazon. we ate there last month.
April 17, 2016|
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Response from SVC_911 | Reviewed this property |
I don't have a picture either, but this is the description from 10Best, which is very accurate: "The fare is traditional Costa Rican; generous portions of meat, chicken and fish with rice, beans and salad on the side, and... More
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