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Le Monastere

Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2228 8515
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“escargot” (5 reviews)
“caesar salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

To start, the view from this restaurant is spectacular! You look out over the central valley. Everything else was perfect. Menu choices to suit everyone. Escargot were delicious. Our steaks were the best we have had in a very long time. The service was excellent....More

1  Thank sundancer43
Reviewed March 16, 2011

The only nice thing about this restaurant was a view, really a wonderful panorama of San Jose and the Central Valley. Food was expensive, yet totally indifferent, I mean it was ok executed, but no more, what one could expect from such level restaurant (and...More

3  Thank Kid888
Reviewed March 5, 2011

My husband and I live in Costa Rica and we know this restaurant well. We have been several times and each time has been an absolute treat. We are welcomed by very gracious hosts and always attended to quickly, which is rare in this country....More

Thank SandpiperCR
Reviewed February 15, 2011

Friends took us here as a special treat and we were certainly impressed with the location and quite amazing views over San Jose, the valley and surrounding mountains. HOWEVER the management really needs to get its act together though as they are wasting a golden...More

Thank HectorRN
Reviewed October 31, 2010

The food was so, so. The service was good but really it is the food I was expecting to be excellent and it was not. The view is magnificent providing a good ambient and atmosphere, the food however is overpriced and not the quality I...More

2  Thank rcolon1
Reviewed August 21, 2010

Le Monastere is a beautiful restaurant with magnificent views, but, the food is only so-so and very overpriced. The service is first class.

Thank bnj1225
Reviewed February 7, 2010

On our first day in the city, our guide highly recommended Le Monastere as the best restaurant in San Jose and offered to make all the arrangements to get us a table at such a late notice. Our group of 18 was driven on a...More

Thank simool
Reviewed January 21, 2010

Good and tasty cheese fondue, but not so good desserts. Great view of the city, and friendly staff.

Thank cmonsalve
Reviewed July 11, 2009

There was nothing amiss about this restaurant... it was just fabulous. From the atmosphere to the wine recommendations and the food, it was a quality beyond compare. It was a little pricey, but you'll be happy to pay it after your experience there. The view...More

1  Thank acdieker
Reviewed April 4, 2009

Upon the recommendation of a local, my husband and I had dinner at Le Monastere on March 25, 2009 to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We flew in from the U.S. on our actual anniversary date and had dinner there that evening. It was the...More

Thank TexasStarshine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 8515
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