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Reviewed September 19, 2019

Most important, it is situated in one of the safest neighborhood of San Jose. After our plane has landed and have safely arrived at our hotel in the same area, where we usually stay for no more than two days before heading to the beaches,...we usually walk down to Cafe Mundo for a drink outside on the terrace followed by a quite satisfying meal if not gastronomic. Though, I must say, one day I experienced one of the most delicious soup I ever had. It was years ago but I still remember it. Great place on all accounts.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

I have visited costa Rica for 25 years. I have visited cafe mundo many times over the years. It use to be a great place.. Great food.. Great service. Well.. Not anymore. We waiting for a long time to get food. We always had to...ask to have our water glasses filled.. We got a dessert menu and waited 15 mins before he came back to take our order. I went to go find our waiter.. No one really seemed to care about anything anymore. The next table waited 30 mins for their check and to pay. The quality of the food has also declined. A female manager came over to the table to apologize.. Making excuses for the service. Too little too late. I will NEVER return to this place.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

Nice ambience. Went for lunch, sat on the big wrap-around porch. A Monday but business was brisk. Service quite good. Started with a complementary plate of 3 kinds of bread with olive oil on the table. Good breads. Ordered 2 appetizers for my lunch as...they sounded appealing. A seafood melange in white wine sauce and a plate of vegetables tempura with a sweet/sour sauce. The seafood was very over cooked. The sauce was tasty. Indifferent presentation: a piece of lettuce with shredded carrot dumped on it and some toasted baguette. The tempura was the real problem. The breading was so thick and tough it was difficult to get to the vegetables. I returned it but it wasn’t taken off my bill. That lunch and a cup of coffee came to over $24. I don’t think so.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Nice restaurant The food was pretty good and well presented We did feel however that the service was a bit impersonal and the restaurant atmosphere was rather cold. I’d return for the food but that’s all

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

After a long tour, this was a really nice finishing post. The setting, the food (although on the high end), the restaurant space, the service... really was a great evening. Food was spot on! Not 5 star but hey, those clowns live in the clouds....Great food. Cocktails were free flowing and well received. All of us enjoyed our food... My steak was muy muy bien. The building itself is an art-piece... I've travelled to San Jose many times. It's definitely not my favourite place in the world... But, if I ever come back... I will always eat here !More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

For anyone who wants to eat at a gregorian style house with convenient location, this is the place! The downside is that the owners recently raised the prices. there're a nice and cozy atmosqhere inside this place.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

once again we were taken to this restaurant as part of an all included tour and we were given a choice from a set menu. The staff were very friendly dealing with people with no Spanish and they with little English. They served a selection...of home made breads which were delicious. Starters were limited to soup or salad, neither of which was particularly tasty. From the available choices we had barbecued chicken and tagliatelle carbonara (large portion but very tasty with lots of bacon). Cheesecake, tiramisu or ice cream as dessert. Drinks sold in colones - beer 1,750 and a glass of good Cabernet Sauvignon 4,000 Very good meal.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

A wonderful setting with very attentive service. The house wine, a Merlot, was very good. The food while good was slightly disappointing. The portions were generous to a fault. I’d recommend it but with a slight reservation. I would return for the ambience and perhaps...choose my dishes more carefully.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

Service is a quick. Order and your dinner is served in record time. However I am never rushed. Management and staff EXCELLENT. Meals never disappoint.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

You may pass this restaurant up as it’s not real visible from the street but that’s your loss if you do 😀. It’s a great place with a wonderful porch to have a meal and drinks. I had lunch and too much of the delicious...home made sangria. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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