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Cafe Mundo

Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2222 6190
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went actually for a steak but beet here in Central America is too expensive, but the chicken was very good, the sangria too easy to drink and semi lethal on an empty tummy. The stand out was the crepes...... Service was very good , friendly...More

Thank frangii
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the middle of a neighborhood. Good selection. Good price. Have eaten here over a dozen times. Always good

Thank choppa65
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We were taken to this restaurant which was a short walk from our hotel. It was so good we went back the next night also. The setting is a wonderful old house with terraces and a lush garden turned into a restaurant. Each room is...More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Cafe Mundo was an excellent spot for business dinner on a recent trip to San Jose. The interior has wonderful art and great design. The service and hospitality is outstanding. The menu offers a great deal of choice and variety, with a great selection of...More

Thank Nicolette M
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I enjoyed the atmosphere, but was not impressed with the food both times that i ate there. I have no plans on going back.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Really enjoyed the food and the service was great. It was fast and friendly. We don't live in SJO but if we did we would for sure go there more often. The house itself looks to be a historical house and it is very funky....More

Thank brendad288
zagatchicago, Propietario at Cafe Mundo, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thank you for your visit and your nice review

Reviewed May 15, 2017

From the moment you enter the gates of this gracious home-turned-restaurant you feel like you've left the depressing security bars and sad, squat little buildings of San Jose behind. We sat on the terrace surrounded by a lush garden, colorful walls and beautiful tiled floor....More

Thank Erika T
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Very sketchy area to begin with, but once there, the food was pretty good, and if you want, you can go off the menu. Staff may have had an off night as the service was pretty poor. Our friend dropped a wine glass, and she...More

Thank Waikai1
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Overall pleasant experience- way overpriced personal pizza $15 - 22 depending on what you order. House converted to restaurant- small rooms-alcoves-veranda dinning. Hard to find--NO SIGN! Walking in main entrance -like going into a jungle- first timers would be wary of getting mugged. Owner gracious/pleasant...More

Thank Robert A L
zagatchicago, Propietario at Cafe Mundo, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Dear costumer: Perhaps you ignore that Costa Rica is one of the most expensive countries in the area , and all the premium ingredients we buy for our restaurant are more pricey than in the US, and you also seem to you ignore the fact...More

Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

We arrived in San Jose late and found cafe Mundo close to our hotel. The building is very pretty, we sat on the terrace and were greeted immediately by very friendly staff. My husband had the beef stew from the specials menu which was very...More

Thank zendrich
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$100 - $400
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
5:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 6190
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