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Restaurant Al Masri

7 Avenida Between 3 and 5 Calle, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 6071 7776
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
1 week ago
“An Unusual Find in the Town of Rice and Beans”
Dec 21, 2017
“Great little find!”
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Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Mediterranean, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 Avenida Between 3 and 5 Calle, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Next door to San Thomas Hotel, Mohammed and his Costa Rican wife serve up a pretty fair Egyptian lunch and dinner. the setting is plain, if not homely, but kebabs, soups, vegetarian dishes made a great change from the usual Costa Rica fare. Before a...More

1  Thank Harolnick
Reviewed December 21, 2017

This is your quintessential hole-in-the-wall ethnic restaurant. I have never been to Egypt and can't vouch for it's authenticity but my 12 year old son and I loved it. He insisted that we return the next night! Even after rafting the Pacuare River the large...More

1  Thank Loren M
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

I hate it when restaurants "adapt" flavors to local taste. Egyptian food is awesome, but to me this was more like the average chicken and white beans in a "soda". 😣

2  Thank Li R
Reviewed August 3, 2017

On our way back to the states we stayed at Hotel Santo Thomas. This restaurant is down a couple of doors from there and as we wanted a change in fare we stopped in. The place is very small. Four 4-person tables and two 2-person...More

1  Thank Francus
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I LOVED this little place! What a find! So good! So authentic! So reasonably priced! And we left SOOOOOOO FULL AND SATISFIED! For us, it is a new favorite in San José! We will be back!

1  Thank David K
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

A lovely break from typical Costa Rican food. Delicious. Nice service. Homemade hot from the charcoal oven pita bread!

1  Thank CynthiaL2000
Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

This is such a small dot of a place and quite easy to miss, but that would be a mistake. We had one of our best meals in Central America here, with freshly made bread, delicious hummus and baba ganoush and generous portions for the...More

2  Thank Rinny_McPhee
Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

The best dinner we've had in Central America. Cosy little restaurant serving delicious Egyptian food; the dishes are freshly cooked and authentic. Great service (with English speaking staff) and fantastic value.

1  Thank takemeaway8
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Great experience! Excellent service and affordable price. I had the Almasri beef steak and Egyptian lemonade. Delicious.

1  Thank Silvia P
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The food was a nice change from the normal stuff we have been having in Costa Rica. I had a Almasri Kebab (beef) and it was amazing. We also had the hummus which was very yummy. I would highly recommend Al masri if you are...More

1  Thank Laurence B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Avenida Between 3 and 5 Calle, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 6071 7776
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