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Le Monastere

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San Jose, Costa Rica
22288515 o 22288516
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Fresno, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like others said way overpriced for mediocre food. Average $30-80 a plate. And food was at best ok. Order ceviche mixto, it did not cook in the lime juice long enough and tasted bland. I've had it before and it was much better. I ate the pollo con mango y tequila. It was ok for $28, but should have been... More 

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Murrieta, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So we decided to check out this restaurant based on Tripadvisor ratings as well as a few locals making the suggestion. The positive: The view is pretty cool and it appeared to have a cool bar/restaurant located in a lower section which had potential. The negative: WAY overpriced. For the prices they charge the food should be exceptional, but the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Very nice view, nice setting, pricey and not that good of a food. Very small portions, could be much better. May be next time

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Place is wonderful! Food is average and price is high! For tourist is good to go (please check the weather before, otherwise you will see nothing!).

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Thank wokuba
San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Breathtaking views and ideal for a romantic night out. The food is good and the service is usually prompt. We've been there several times and it has stayed pretty consistent. Rare for Costa Rica.

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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Dined here with friends because we were told it was the best place to go in Costa Rica. They were so wrong. A party of 4, eating meager meals, cost a small fortune. The portions were small and everything was overpriced. We killed a cucaracha at our table. Granted we are in the tropics, but that has never happened before.... More 

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1 Thank Jimmy G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

A gorgeous setting high atop a hill overlooking all of San Jose. The service is top notch and food is delicious! It is pricey, but worth it if you have a special occasion to celebrate!

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Thank Tiffanie P
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Loved the place & food! unbelievable view of the City! Waiter was very kind.. a must go place in Costa Rica....

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Thank Nahima M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Not cheap at all, but what a service, and spectacular food with a full view of the valley, something worth trying.

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New York City, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This European Monastery Chapel is one of the best restaurants in San Jose. The place is located at the top of a mountain, with a great view of San Jose. Their French food is probably one of the best in the town. If you want something romantic, you must go! PS: The road to the restaurant is in terrible conditions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 22288515 o 22288516

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