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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
+506 2222 6190
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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to be a good place, you could accept the high price for the food, and the atmosphere, but not anymore, now the only good thing is the 3 pieces of bread they serve you at the start, the place is as cute as ever, nice atmosphere, as for the rest, tasteless food, and too expensive

Thank Katia A
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

The restaurant was a real find. We had tasty pasta in this beautiful villa just close to the downtown. Service was also excellent and very friendly.

Thank OtsoKa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the lunch special at cafe mundo. Its 4800 and i believe changes every day. You can choose the dish of the day or a pasta of the day. I had the pasta which was a creamy chicken sauce with fusilli pasta. It was very satisfying. My husband had the chicken and rice with a honey... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

All good here. Loved the food as did everyone else in the party. Service was slow and not real friendly.

Thank Julio V
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We first went here couple of years ago and had to come back. We were staying across the street at a little place called Hotel Vesuvio and our host suggested we try it. What a great place. This is a typical 'San Jose ' family restaurant, serving Mediterranean cuisine, just delicious, at a reasonable price. We had a 'Lemon Pepper... More 

Thank Vincent S
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

garage door opens any you have a coffee shop noted by a flip board sign - ordered coffee con leche, it was slow to arrive albeit I was the only one there at the time mid-morning, it came in a nice size ceramic cup and saucer at a starbux price and I did't care for the flavor.

Thank DuncanPutter
zagatchicago, Propietario at Cafe Mundo, responded to this review

You are reviewing a different place! Café Mundo is not a garage, , we are located in a beautifully restored Victorian mansion , and we are not open in the mornings, we kindly request you remove this review More 

Grecia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

When my friends and I visit San Jose about once a month, we typically select one of a few favorite restaurants for lunch, and Cafe Mundo is definitely on the "favorite" list! Very interesting "historic" building with many dining rooms. Terrific food (mostly Italian) and huge portions. Favorites include several pasta dishes. grilled chicken and veggie salad and a variety... More 

Thank dustymar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

When in San Jose, I try to come to Cafe Mundo. The food is very good with good bi-lingual staff. I also like how they start you with homemade bread with olive oil. The restaurant is on the corner and well hid from unaware tourist. I'm not sure what Yunnan style meals are but I do know that food is... More 

Thank airdronepilot
Campeche, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We walked past this restaurant a couple of times before tentatively stepping inside. Lovely waiting staff. Homemade bread with olive oil to start. Jug of tap water produced without asking. We had pasta with beans and roast tomatoes, and pasta with tomato sauce and pesto. Absolutely delicious. You can choose between a large or regular portion of pasta. We had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on a really rainy night. This was recommended by a local Tico, We never would've found it on our own. Great find beautiful location awesome food!! Great staff...Cindy our server was fantastic!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$100 - $400
Italian, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, 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: +506 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?