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“One of the Best Hotel Restaurants I've Ever Experienced”
Review of La Isabella

La Isabella
Ranked #444 of 1,397 Restaurants in San Jose Metro
Cuisines: Spanish
Description: Spanish Tapas restaurant within Marriott hotel
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Description: Spanish Tapas restaurant within Marriott hotel
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed at the San Jose Costa Rica Marriott for one night before embarking on a longer trip around the country. Normally our family avoids hotel restaurants, or has very low expectations for them--they tend to be overpriced and bland--but La Isabella surprised us with its quality and service. If I recall correctly, our waiter's name was Gustavo, and he was a gem. First he brought us complimentary fresh bread with three tangy dips. Then we sampled many items on the menu of Peruvian specialties, all of them fantastic, especially the ceviches. I'm grateful this restaurant helped get our trip off to a great start.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was a nice departure from typical resort food. The wine list was short but just fine. The tapas were simple and good, especially loved the stuffed eggplant and patatas brava. Paella was tasty, but not the authentic rice. Maybe it was an off night due to the CR vs USA soccer match in the CO snow:)
Not cheap but convenient and flavorful

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Reviewed April 22, 2012

La Isabella is one of the two restaurants in the Marriott hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. Although Tapas menu is rather selective, there are some very tasty and very Spanish dishes. Restaurant has a decent wine list and many of them are available by glass.
One word of caution, they provide bread, olive oil and Tomato tapenade, so be selective in ordering Bruschetta.
Tuna selection was quite tasty but fish was well cooked. Make sure to let them know that you want under-cooked.

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Reviewed September 2, 2015
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