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) #33 of 572 Restaurants in San Jose $ Latin, ,
Calle 9, San Jose 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2221 1369
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good44%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“casado” (22 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
“rice” (11 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Calle 9, San Jose 00000, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 137 reviews

Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in San Jose. It is a local restaurant serving typical tico food in the centre of town at a very reasonable price. We opted for casados (chicken and beef) and they were really good. It is served as a set...More

Thank Lara S
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Frozen in time, 100 year old eatery. Popular among locals and visitors. Basic local food and drinks. Will try the coffee and tres leche next time.

Thank Sanjay M
Reviewed March 26, 2017

this over 100 year old eatery is a pit stop for all. The food is typical American fare mixed with local favorites. You feel like you are taken back in time here, as the decor has probably not changed in 50 years, but that is...More

Thank romero714
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Had dinner at Chelles and enjoyed it. Its not too much on the menu, but you can get Costa Rican basics at reasonable prices - and most of all tasty! I liked the house salsa picante which is on each table and my girlfriend also...More

Thank Worldpacker77
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Started off well, food was decent, service was good till about 9pm when possibly locals arrived. Had finished dinner and was planning on dessert and another drink and after catching my servers attention not once, twice, or even three times just went straight for the...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Great location right on the pedestrian street. We had great service. Enjoyed their rib meal which includes yucca and salad. They have great condiments on the table and we purchased a bottle of their chelles salsa. And it wasn't expensive.

Thank Marie S
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

The food is ok, not bad but also not super good. Just average. I ordered beef+fries and flan. The flan is a quite big piece, hard to finish by myself. The service is quite good though, different from some of the comments.

Thank hxy41
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Had a quick lunch of rice and chicken. It was tasty and served with salad and rice for a reasonable price. Interesting establishment as it is over 100 years old.

Thank gwoodsgang
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Everywhere else we went to in Costa Rica, people were friendly and welcoming. Our waitress obviously had no interest in dealing with tourists. She didn't do much to hide her contempt and seemed to go out of her way to ignore us. I've never seen...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed February 26, 2017

I read great reviews from here so we gave it a try. I ordered eggs and tomato, with beans and rice...what I received looked and tasted like regurgitated eggs and tomato. My boyfriend got a sandwich and he had no complaints. Aside from the food,...More

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April 12, 2017|
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Response from Lara S | Reviewed this property |
The service was perfectly fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 9, San Jose 00000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2221 1369
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