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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
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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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Santa Rosa, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at a nearby hotel and Cafe Mundo was a short walk. We are vegan and the food was really good. We had a delicious salad and fantastic entree..

Thank dancerrpusa
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 July 22, 2016

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 July 21, 2016

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 July 20, 2016 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 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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?