I've been going to Pan e Vino in Heredia for almost 7 years now. I used to love it when it was inan old house in Downtown Heredia. Now it is in a strip mall close to Paseo de las Flores. It now has the feeling of a fast food joint...except the prices are definately not!
The prices have doubled in 5 years. A beer is now 1900 colones. The pizzas we always ordered are 14,000 colones ($28) for a "grande" which is a medium. The toppings are sparse. So is the amount of customers they have now. Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there was less than 10 people. The food and service were just ok, not nearly as good as it had been in the past. We also had Caesar salad - which was way too salty and cost $9.
We were regulars there. We were there so often, that the management gave us a VIP card to save 20%. Last night, not only did we discover that the prices had risen drastically - again, but they also took our VIP card away - saying that we couldn't use it anymore..
Pan E Vino is now following other similar Costa Rican restaurants. "Charge more because fewer people are coming." I don't mind paying if the food, service and surroundings are great. But, let's not forget, this is pizza restaurant - in a strip mall.