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Cafe Mundo

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Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
5:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 am
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't too impressed with the food after having high expectations from reading positive reviews. Had a seafood pasta dish which was overdone and my partner had a chicken dish which was also dry and overdone. It wasn't terrible, but at these prices I expected much better.

Thank TomGreed
Wilton, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

other than having a hard time finding the front door, dining at Café Mundo was a wonderful experience. I walked in with no reservation, was greeted in a very friendly manner and seated immediately. My waitress was knowledgeable for both food (specials) and wine. She didn't hover, but was there when I needed her. The food was fantastic, from the... More 

Thank 554fredm
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service. Friendly waitress. Clean. Good atmosphere. Good food. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I would return.

Thank JimandJanFitzgerald
Soquel, CA
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our last stop on our 2 week trip. We needed a good meal and kill some time before our flight. After 2 weeks of casados, we were ready to splurge and have some "real food". The area around Cafe Mundo was upper-scale, and we felt fairly safe there. The interior of the building was an odd mix of... More 

Thank Colin D
Costa Rica
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170 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is very nice, big and with several ambiences, and amazing floors! However, service was very bad. The bathroom had no water, when we told the cashier about it, she said she already knew... so I encouraged her to put a sign or something and she got upset and said "OMG, you are one of those clients"... In addition... More 

Thank adrialvarez
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is excellent. I've tried several things over the years and quality is always great. They also serve one of the best bread I've tasted before every meal.

Thank Leonardo D
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there for different activities (i.e. Baby shower, brunch, lunch, dinner) and it has always delivered. Though it is not the cheapest place out there the value is fair and you get a beautiful setting, outdoors and indoors and a very kind staff. Most definitely recommended.

Thank Rodolfo G
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love all of their meals !!! the place!!! the terrace in the summer!!! all is great!!! I have been with some friends where we can chat, and have fun... with a great meal !!!!

Thank MIMA2010
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No value for money. Service is good, but 20 dollars for a Pizza Hut pizza is not ok. Building is very nice though! No recommendations and we are defenitely not eating here again!

1 Thank Aske W
dublin and all over
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went here on a date and we had a table outside with a lovely breeze. The restaurant was full and very buzzy. Service was very professional and friendly. I had their seafood fetuccini and it was a delight, really refreshing and bursting with flavour. They kept our wáter glasses topped up all the time and their house White was... More 

Thank TheIrishFella

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$100 - $400
Italian, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
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: 2222-6190

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?