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“Great View with Average Food/Service”
Review of Mirador Tiquicia

Mirador Tiquicia
Ranked #26 of 165 Restaurants in Escazu
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the best restaurant in San Jose. " Tiquicia " is a Mirador , Bar and Restaurant considered an unforgettable destination !
Ellicott City, Maryland
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156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great View with Average Food/Service”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

I think it's safe to say that nobody goes here just for the food, which is OK but nothing special. You (along with every other tourist in Costa Rica) come here for the view of San Jose, which is quite impressive.

After making the harrowing journey up the mountain to get here, I was a bit cynical of what the view would consist of. Even I was impressed with what I saw.

The restaurant was full the night I went and included a very large group of American teenagers, whose guardians weren't paying much attention to. The restaurant had a group of Costa Rican dancers that evening.

  • Visited February 2014
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best view ever, the worst service!!!!”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

I was with my girlfriend at this restaurant last Saturday 18th, as soon as you get to the parking lot you get amazed by the view, it is like see stars under your feet. However, we got disappointed when crossing the restaurant door, nobody was there to welcome you, we had almost to look the table we had reserved by ourselves. After couple of minutes there a waitress told us what was the area we reserved but he did not guide us, we walked in and again asked for our reservation to have a table assigned. The view again, spectacular from the bar, however from outside it is priceless. We had a very nice dinner, food is average, and prices are good, The service is the slowest in the world, they took 45 minutes to take our order, they served quickly, and when ask for the bill, it takes another 30 minutes for. Also, you need to be alerted and review the bill before you pay, they charged with bottle of wine in our bill when we did not take it. To be honest, we did pay for the view and the romanticism to be there. But customer service is the worst ever.

  • Visited January 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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140 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A quaint and very Costa Rican experience”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Even if you find the food average...the open air atmosphere, the stunning view of the valley (you see much more than just San Jose), the charm and attentiveness of the wait staff, and the touch of culture with a native dance show on the dance floor, will dish you up a Costa Rican experience you won't be disappointed.

The trip up is worth the experience as well. The roads are a little rough and steep so put your adventure hat on and enjoy the evening.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Corey E
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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great view!”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

The view from the restaurant was the best view we had in entire trip! It took about 10 mins from downtown Escazu. We took a taxi and cost only about 2000 colon from downtown Escazu. Since we got there little too early, we had to wait for the live music. If you want to see the live music or dance, go there about 8pm. The food was good. A lot of yummy traditional foods!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank yangel0706
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Georgetown, South Carolina
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good food, fantastic view of the city at night, great show”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

This restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere, a buffet style dinner featuring typical Mexican/Costa Rican foods. It is way up on a mountain & when we got there it was very foggy. Within minutes the fog lifted on one of the most spectacular city vistas I've ever seen. San Jose glittered below and was dazzling. Later a trio of couples came out and preformed traditional Costa Rican dances and they very enthusiastic and good. I loved this place.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Kathy M
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