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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
2222-6190
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11:00 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 am
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 228
    Excellent
  • 216
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great salad

I love the vibe of this restaurant. Had a nice lunch with a very fresh green salad (the two dressings that were served with it were delicious) and a grilled vegetable and cheese sandwich that was good. It was served with french fries, but the ketchup (packets) were terrible. I was not crazy about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Yasmyne L
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Kansas City, Missouri
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130 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here several times. The first time we were totally enchanted. Unfortunately tonight will be the last time. We just had a so so diner for about $90. A that was with sharing an entree, no alcohol and no dessert! The atmosphere is still wonderful and the service is good but it is waaay too much Dinero for... More 

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Thank Wayne D
San Jose, Costa Rica
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place used to be great, not anymore. The prices are too high and the food is just good, average. There are so many good places around with better prices and food. Café Mundo has so many things to do. I wouldn’t recommend it.

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Thank Locombiano14
San Jose, Costa Rica
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come here and get yourself one of the plates from their lunch menu. They are great, affordable and the place itself is pretty for you to stay.

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Thank Fabrizio B
Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Cafe Mundo on our first trip to Costa Rica ten years ago. This eatery in Barrio Amon' remains a favorite - nice Victorian setting, dine outside on the wooden porch or inside the comfy restaurant. Either way, the service has always been outstanding. Recently, we had our old stand-by dishes, Spring rolls, Chicken Satay, great bread w/generous dose... More 

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Thank jeff s
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the vibe of this restaurant. Had a nice lunch with a very fresh green salad (the two dressings that were served with it were delicious) and a grilled vegetable and cheese sandwich that was good. It was served with french fries, but the ketchup (packets) were terrible. I was not crazy about my glass of "house" sauvignon blanc... More 

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Thank Yasmyne L
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for a nice, casual evening. The menu is extensive, and they had good vegetarian options. The wait staff was friendly and welcoming. And the building itself is fascinating, with the dining area spread across multiple rooms and balconies, with good options for indoor and outdoor dining.

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Thank Kevin L
Northfield, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with a large group of friends and we all found something delicious. The waitstaff was patient with all of our questions and separate check requests. The atmosphere is attractive with live plants and courtyard areas and several small rooms for a cozier feel. Oh, my salad was very fresh and delicious.

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Thank Linda H
Weston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice setting for a meal. In an old house with nice decorations, lighting, plants, etc. Food was delicious. Started with really tasty bread with a spicy olive oil. We shared a selection of appetizers. I especially liked the local dishes from the Caribbean region like the patacones. My entrée was a well-prepared pasta with a tomato based sauce loaded... More 

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Thank Steve C
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, peaceful lunch spot after a whole day of walking around exploring San Jose. The food is nice and fresh and very interesting as its located within an old, big house. Not the cheapest of options, but if you go for their dish of the day, its totally reasonable!

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Thank Karishma M
Stokke
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Very charming location, and very sweet vaiter. Sangria very good. Food average, seafood dry as it was prepared to long. Best just to have a drink and not food!

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Thank Liv V

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 100 - 400
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 12:00 pm

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