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200m Norte de Bagelmans, Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 281-0541
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Sunnyside, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I was visiting Costa Rica last month and at a friends suggestion I went to lunch with a group of friends to Olio restaurant in Barrio Escalante. The food was amazingly delicious, very natural, not oily. I had grilled chicken breast that was moist but juicy at the same time, and the yogurt dressing very natural and flavorful. We arrived... More 

Thank Elena1213
San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and food. I tried the seafood soup and the salmon montadito! Really good! Try the sangria.....

Thank Henry S
Miami Beach, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We went here right after getting into San Jose and had a feast! The food was varied and interesting and all of it was excellent. I loved the decorations and the service was very friendly. It was really cool watching the passenger trains go by during rush hour.

Thank Amanda B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Our experience was great, the food was so tasty, the atmosfere is vey nice and romantic, with dim light, cool interior space and decorations, the service was excellent, very polite and attentive. We had some amazing seafood and champiñones madrileños which were exquisite.

Thank Melissa B
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The service is really good, the place is very cozy and romantic 10/10 in that sense. Prices are good, is not expensive for the quality of the food you're getting. I ordered "papas bravas" as appetizer and they were soooo good, seriously best papas bravas I have ever tried and the spicy aioli also incredible, an amazing experience, super recommended.... More 

Thank Josue L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We celebrated a birthday and a farewell at Olio on December 26. We enjoyed the service and the atmosphere. The Menu has a interesting variety of options. My wife and me are Muslims and my brother can not tolerate alcohol, though pork and alcohol were 2 ingredients found in our disches and the menu did not describe either of them.... More 

Thank Fernando M
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Great food & cocktails. Funky interior & funky beats too. Really enjoyed our dinner here & our waiter was very friendly & lovely. We had chicken & mushroom penne pasta, Spanish tapas plate & Alfredo pasta. All of it was nice food & went down very well after a day of exploring. Thank you : )

Thank BeeLopez
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The Chicken was so dry, the palmito and yuca pie looks and taste awful. First and Last Time!!! And the beverage was so watery no fruit taste. It was off "Carambola '

Thank Alejandro C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff, delicious food. We were delighted by the ceviche, salads and red snapper dish. Definitely plan to return when in San Jose again.

Thank rnelson328
San Jose, Costa Rica
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86 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2015

Olio is an Italian restaurant located at the trendy Escalante neighborhood in San Jose. People respect it because service is attentive and prices are affordable. Nonetheless dishes have already been tweaked to please Costa Rican patrons, which is kind of disappointing. I must say I was not impressed. Nonetheless it is a safe choice.

Thank Pablo B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Mediterranean, International, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200m Norte de Bagelmans, Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 281-0541

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