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Olio Pub y Restaurante

Barrio Escalante 400 mts al este de la antigua aduana paralelo a la linea del tren. | San Jose, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
+506 2281 0541
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
Sep 10, 2018
“The pioneer and still one of the best.”
Aug 22, 2018
“Amazing afternoon”
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Italian, Bar, European, Spanish, Pub, Fusion
$$ - $$$
Barrio Escalante 400 mts al este de la antigua aduana paralelo a la linea del tren. | San Jose, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Located next to the railroad track in Avenida La Luz (Barrio Escalante) it offers very good mediterranean dishes.Recently they open a new area with a bar lucking at the Avenida.

Thank Federico M
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Great place to drink sangria and algo eat something with friends. I recommend olio pasta or some appetizers! They are awesome!

Thank Dayana C
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We came for a drink, and we asked for moscow mules and they served beer with ginger!! Then I asked them to change the coctel for a savignon blanc and it was un drinkable, I definitely not coming back ever...the service wasn’t better....

Thank Maemiranda
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice. Food was disappointing however. Goat cheese croquetts tasted nothing like goat cheese, it was full of rice and fillers. No taste of goat cheese whatsoever. Ceviche was good, portion was right and flavor was there. It would have...More

Thank Laragazzaturca77
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

This is in the "must visit" bar area in town. The area is clean, there is money here and the bars reflect that. I can absolutely recommend the Maracuya Mojito. It's unbelievably good! Maracuya is like a passion fruit but slightly different. The food here...More

Thank David M
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

I hate to eat at places that charge an absolute fortune for really bad food, hence to say I would not eat here again or recommend it. The place is quirky and has a lot of potential but the food is not even passable in...More

Thank travelmaniac07
Reviewed September 13, 2016

In general the place is nicely decorated, in a good location in San Jose. The food is good mostly mediterranian spanish with a touch of grek, prices are affordable for the size they have a good sample on tapas but also plates. Do not spect...More

Thank Marta P
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Came in for an early dinner. Sat at the bar and had a few beers. Service was excellent by Gustavo & Kenneth. Food is Mediterranean. Had chicken suovlaki. Prepared to perfection. Atmosphere is very pleasant. Good place to dine and spend a little time in...More

Thank George S
Reviewed November 10, 2015

Our hotel owner in san jose recommended this restaurant to us. It is located in the famous escalante area of san jose. I had the "pollo a la pruna" and it was delicious. the place is bigger than it seems from outside and it had...More

Thank ivanmv1
Reviewed September 10, 2015

The restaurant scene in and around Barrio Escalante is probably the most interesting in San José proper including this place. Adjacent to the commuter rail tracks which give the restaurant a different feel, Olio is intimate, comfortable, and interesting. The menu consists of several pages...More

Thank jackietrehorn
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
5:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Escalante 400 mts al este de la antigua aduana paralelo a la linea del tren. | San Jose, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2281 0541
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