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Cafe Rojo

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Cafe Rojo offers a lunch special and a vegan/vegetarian option every day. We use seasonal produce from the local farmer's markets in our world-cuisine inspired dishes. Simple food made with care and imagination. Located in a typical old Barrio Amon house, which we share with bookshop Duluoz, Cafe Rojo is a good place to spend the afternoon and escape the bustle of downtown San Jose. Our coffee is from Santa Maria de Dota, Tarrazu, and produced by a carbon neutral cooperative. We also offer smoothies and fresh fruit drinks, sandwiches and artisan bakery.
$4 - $9
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews passion fruit tart banh mi pork meatballs noodle bowl smoked trout pho casado sandwich rice and beans cake soup bread ginger coffee vietnamese style book shop vietnamese place server spoke perfect english
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Reviewed today via mobile

The food was soooo good. And moderately priced. Ask for recommendations. You’ll like it, I promise. It’s a fun ambiance also (but a very small restaurant)

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank elijahdrake
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found the place really easily. The giant cactus is a good giveaway. Staff very friend. The meal was big, tasted excellent and very very inexpensive. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FannyBBlossom
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great old building in the historical area of Barrio Amón. Love the giant San Pedro cactus in the garden.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Scott W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had the bun with meatballs and bun mi with fish and both were fantastic. Carrot cake was tasty too. Would go back for a meal again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AlexandraCanada
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I had lunch at Café Rojo during a recent day walking through San Jose. I had read the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and decided that it sounded perfect for us. The food, the atmosphere and the service were exactly what we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wineanddoglover1207
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easily the best meal we have had in Costa Rica. Great tasting food, nice atmosphere, food was well prepared spices were just right. Lots of fresh vegetables in the dishes. We will be back tomorrow night

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Judy A A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best meal here in a long time. Noodle salad with homemade sauces to choose from after your own strength and tastebuds. Also off the busy street which was nice. There’s a bookshop next door. Lovely atmosphere. Very cute and friends staff too...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kristinaw717
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent quaint and cozy cafe! It was worth the walk we made to try and find this place! Vietnamese/costa Rican fusion! We had the smoked trout noodle bowl which was absolutely delicious. Worth trying this place for the food, coffee and desserts!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Mexipina1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Rojo is wonderful! The noodle bowl is delicious, and very reasonably priced. Good fruit juices and coffee, and the music is very good. The staff are great, and very friendly. Highly recommended for lunch.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SMartHistorian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food. Excellent choice for a light, healthy meal. Had a little trouble finding the restaurant; the name is on door. Highly recommend noodle bowl

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GatronomicDelight
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January 28, 2015|
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Response from Jimz1982 | Property representative |
San José downtown on avenida 7, Calle 3, green house with a massive cactus. You can check it out on gmaps under Café Rojo, San José.
January 28, 2015|
Response from JohnH375 | Reviewed this property |
Its on Avenida 7 near Calle 1, a block or two west of the Hotel Santo Tomas, which you can find on Google maps.
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