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200m Norte de Bagelmans, Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 281-0541
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars 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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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
1 review
2 of 5 stars 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars 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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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

First, San Jose has a very logical, but unique, way of describing addresses. It completely flummoxed both Google and TA. According to TA the only good restaurants were a cab ride away. In fact they were within blocks and the restaurants they did find were far from the locations provided. FIX THIS, TA! Until they do, pay attention to the... More 

Thank Mary V
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times and I always got good service, good food at a good price. It isnthe kind of place that remains consistent through time and caree about their custumers. Highly recommended for a quiet night out with friends, as a couple or even for a quick lunch.

1 Thank Jack R
San Jose, Costa Rica
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I have taken many a date night at Olio. The prices are reasonable, the menu is unique, and the food always comes out tasting very good. Our favorite part is when the commuter train rumbles past literally four feet from the building - the entire place shakes a little. The restaurant is dark and filled with friends... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Mediterranean, Italian, International, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?