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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
11:00 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has adequate food and for all tastes, their prices are accessible to all Persons attending provide good service and kindly serve also are suitable facilities have rooms for special activities and may make reservations.

Thank Luis Guillermo M
Santa Monica, California
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dont be fooled by its good old ratings, about 7 yeras ago this use to be a great resturant. It has become so mediocre its sad, since the place is in a good location and the space is nice. But the food is really bad, not sure what happened

Thank 667sarahc667
New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was perfect. The décor is perfect. The front is no-descript, so make sure to pay attention or you will miss it. The wait staff is very attentive. The prices are great for the level of quality you get.

Thank Michael B
Cartago, Costa Rica
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180 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a nice restaurant good food .I use to hang out here when I stayed at hotel close by 13 years ago. They recognize me and we had nice visit. If you come to San Jose make sure you stop by for friendly and warm people

Thank sueanncanny
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was nice and the menu has a lot if choices. I found it a little overpriced but still play. The food delicious and the server was kind too. Only down part is the cocktail....do not order cocktail, have a smoothy or something like that. Overall it was a nice place.

Thank Kukkel
San Jose, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

We went for dinner. We dressed up. We'd been here before, and had a great experience. This time... it was miserable. Food was horribly over-priced relative to the quality of food actually served. I swear to you it felt like a trailer park meal in a fancy setting. I'm not opposed to paying good money for a high quality meal,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I go to this restaurant every year and it continues to be good. I tend to go early in the evening so am never bothered with any noise (if there is any). The food is always good, good service and I enjoy the atmosphere. There is a patio that you can enjoy too.

Thank 44Cheryl2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We came here to conclude our trip around Costa Rica, as a final dinner. The service was fantastic, and the food tasted great. One tip: make sure you are clear about your order, especially if not a native speaker! My friend thought he had ordered a pizza when really it was a small garlic bread. The staff were very understanding.... More 

Thank Simon F
San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

great food, decent prices, beautiful decor, good location ...just lovely, book a table in advance because it gets crowded over the weekend.

Thank Caro M
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We had several good lunches here during our time in San Jose. A broad selection of offerings, including Pasta’s Pizzas and Sandwiches.

Thank Bunny-Man

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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?