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Taller Gastronomico El Punto

San Rafael de Escazu 10103, Costa Rica
+506 2215 0387
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (3 reviews)
“croquettes” (3 reviews)
“octopus” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican, International, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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LOCATION
San Rafael de Escazu 10103, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There's just one thing I have to say: AMAZING! The food, service, ambiance, decor, drinks...everything was high quality, it exceeded my expectations. For sure we'll go back!

Thank Mongarciaa
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Amazing service the food is good. I just had a concern with the meet, I asked medium rare and it was well done.

Thank Laura B
Jimena M, Propietario at Taller Gastronomico El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Hi, thank you very much for your feedback, it is important for us in order to improve our customer satisfaction. We are really sorry you had an inconvenient with the doneness of your meat. Regards

Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

We decided to go on a Saturday evening; we called for reservations about half an hour in advance which wasn't a problem since they had a quiet night. Located on the busy rd. 310 in Guacepelin, the interior of El Punto is welcoming with a...More

Thank johannes911
Jimena M, Propietario at Taller Gastronomico El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Hi, thank you very much for your comments, we are glad to achieve our customers expectations. Maybe for the next time you will not skip dessert, is one of our favorites course :o)

Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Feel and taste like a Michelin star in Escazu. Fantastic dishes and presentations with a taste to match. You will not be disappointed

Thank 79aggie
Jimena M, Propietario at Taller Gastronomico El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Hi, thank you very much for your comment, we will continue working hard to achieve our customers expectations.

Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

One of the few place in town with a new way to cook, been there few times in a couple of years, the new location is nice even if i personally preferred the old one, still nice good food and great service. The " cochinillo...More

Thank Maxlafuria V
Jimena M, Propietario at Taller Gastronomico El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Hi, thank you very much for taking your time to write to us, we like hearing from our customers and we take in account of every comment we get. We are glad to know that you had a pleasant time with us. Like you said,...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had the tasting menu. We were pleasantly surprised. Plates were creative and delicious. Definitely go hungry, food is plentiful. The space itself is beautiful. House and garden converted into a trendy, tasteful restaurant. Very rare find in San Jose...setting and food...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Jimena M, Gerente at Taller Gastronomico El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Hello!! We are very pleased and grateful about your comment. We are working hard in order to promote a new gastronomic culture in Costa Rica and for sure we will need foodies as you are!! Thanks again and we hope to see you soon! Regards,...More

Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

A gourmet experience in a charmingly decorated house with garden, much better ambience than the typical strip mall environs in San Jose. The wine list is a bit sparse, and the service was somewhat frustrating as we were attended by four different waiters who were...More

Thank AlumniDog84
Jimena M, Propietario at Taller Gastronomico El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2017

Thank your for your comment we are very glad you had a Gourmet Experience. We appreciate your feedback, which allows us to improve every day! Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

My preferred restaurant in San Jose. Having lived in Manhattan NY for 17 years I am always starved for great food in San Jose and it never fails to amaze me how El Punto remains true to its concept since they open. The green peper...More

Thank Alexandra L
Jimena M, Propietario at Taller Gastronomico El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2017

It is an honor being your favorite restaurant in San Jose, Thank you!! Foodies like you are our main reason to work harder every day. Thank you for time and review!! See you soon!

Reviewed January 16, 2017

The food was excellent and the service equally amazing. We dined in the courtyard where the ambience was perfect for the six of us. Our whole meal, including deserts were the chef's recommendations...he/she did not disappoint us.

Thank Kofi B B
Richard R, Manager at Taller Gastronomico El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2017

Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure to serve you, our chef Rodrigo Montesinos its very grateful with your comments and hopes to see you soon!!! Best regards

Reviewed December 27, 2016

Wow !!! What an amazing experience. I absolutely loved everything in this restaurant, the cocktails are amazing and unique, the food is outstanding and the service is up to the best. Everything we ordered was truly unique, I had some Osobuco croquettes as an appetizer,...More

Thank RickH2000
Richard R, Manager at Taller Gastronomico El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2017

Thank you so much for your visit, we are really glad that you like what we do with so much love, we will be happy to have you back anytime!!!

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Erin P
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
A few
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Eliza L
April 8, 2017|
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Response from luiscerdas | Reviewed this property |
yes, although there is no separate "kids' menu" nor a place for kids to play.
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Valerie H
January 19, 2015|
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Response from Rodrigo M |
Hi Valerie, Thank you for your mail, we just need a phone number in order to confirm your reservation. It will be a pleasure to have you here. Regards,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Rafael de Escazu 10103, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Rafael de Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2215 0387
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Description
We like to utilize progressive kitchen techinques to provide an artisenal aproach to our work. We combine technology and ingenuity to provide fun-filled dishes that potentiate the essence and flavor of each ingredient. As these different textures mix they evoke emotional responses that transmit respect and passion towards the food, awakening the five senses to feed your soul.
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