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“Refreshingly excellent cuisine!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Cultura - CLOSED

Cafe Cultura
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Costa Rica
Level Contributor
45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Refreshingly excellent cuisine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Those of us who are permanent residents in Atenas really, really hope that the new folks in charge of Cafe Cultura -- Jed and Esther -- stay! The restaurant re-opened under their management is at least 1 million percent better than the last owners/managers.

The menu is new, fresh, innovative and crafted with a flair by "chef" Jed ... who is not bashful at all to tell you what's good that day! I keep coming back to work my way through the menu because it all is so good!

Fantastic dishes I've tried:
Fish curry, Veggie salad (cooked butternut squash, potatoes, cashews and more!), Waldorf salad, Cultura hamburger (finally, a REAL hamburger in Costa Rica!), falafel pita.
For drinks, go for the Sandia Lambada with watermelon juice or the Detox with ginger, pineapple, celery and carrot. Yum!

I tried Jed's chocolate pie last night ... heaven!

Visited October 2012
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13 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Atenas, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Getting better every day.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Went in for my second time and had a very nice lunch. The owner has found someone to purchase fresh local meat and the chef is showing his talents. Look forward to the next visit.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Howard P
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Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“1st night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a combination between tea/cafe shop and restaurant. Owners Jed and Esther are very sweet and attentive. Until they get their wine license, you can bring in own wine. That is a very smart decision. They take credit cards - for a new business, that is great. Food starts with fresh ingredients. Great selection of loose leaf teas.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Judi P
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Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“For the price we could have coffee in central park NYC”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

The most expensive place I have ever eaten... 40 dollars for 3 coffees and 3 piece of cakes. Never again! Sorry.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Lara Z
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San Jose
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Real Buffalo Wings!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

Best buffalo wings in Atenas! and best buffalo wings I´ve tried in a long time, gotta try them u wont regret it. Also the service is great and chef Ozzy has a great variety of mouth watering recipes.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Enzo G
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