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“Amazing culinary experience ”
Review of Park Cafe

Park Cafe
Ranked #1 of 908 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $10 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

From the moment you step into this restaurant/ antique store you are surrounded by beauty and are treated like royalty. Seated at a beautiful candle lit table you begin a six course meal that is perfectly paired with a wonderful champagne or wine. Each plate was unique in its artistic presentation and combination of flavors. Honestly, this was the best culinary experience I have ever had. This is a must do if you are in San Jose. An absolute five plus star gem in Costa Rica!

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank marygZ8163XT
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

My family and I had the pleasure of dining at the Park Cafe while visiting San Jose. From the moment you walk in you are transported step by step into a truly unique environment. You are greeted by Louise whose kindness and hospitality make you feel right at home. Followed by impeccable service with a warm genuine personality
from Alex.

If you’re not sure what to order...go with “The Full Experience”, as Louise recommended for us. You won’t be disappointed. Every single dish is absolutely superb and each dish builds on the last, paired with the perfect glass of wine. An adventure of surprise and delight for the palette and visually stunning as an edible work of art...perfectly combined within the antique surroundings of the beautiful Park Cafe decor and ambience.

The feast is meticulously choreographed and presented by Richard. This level of culinary mastery is the result of great skill, creativity, passion and love. Richard is in his own culinary galaxy, creating heavenly servings of gourmet ambrosia, truly fit for the gods.

We loved every dish equally and of course the pleasure of meeting and enjoying the company and conversation of Richard, Louise and Alex.

The entire experience was unparalleled, the environment, the service, the cuisine and genuine hospitality of Richard, Louise, Alex and the staff. Unforgettable and highly recommended.

In fact, the experience was so outstanding...we dined at the Park Cafe twice in a week. Yes, it’s that amazing!

Thank you so much Richard, Louise and Alex...a pleasure to meet you all! Next time we’re in San Jose...we’ll be back for a third...and probably fourth time!

Date of visit: May 2019
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3  Thank ACCostaRica
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Reviewed August 19, 2019

We came to Park Cafe on a quiet Wednesday night to have a romantic dinner. Few things to note, you must make a reservation, and you must confirm your table at least a day before your reservation

Now for the service and food. We we first arrived, we were greeted by the manager (Alejandro). He was very friendly and would be the one to tell us about all the dishes will would be enjoying that evening. We were also introduced to one of the owners (Richard). The space is very unique as it is also an antique shop during the day and has nice dimmed lighting at night.

We did the menu degustation (6 course meal with wine pairing). Alejando explained how each course was laid out and what wine was accompanying. The food was indescribably good.

At the end we chatted with Richard and Alejandro for a bit and they even helped us call a cab home!

Everything from the service and food, down to the presentation and small details was exceptional. I highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: August 2019
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2  Thank bestfriendkumar
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

Hands down one of the most memorable dining experiences we've ever had, anywhere ever. Perfect ingredients, unique and thoughtful combinations and presentations, world-class service, and no pretension. Richard and his team strike an impeccable balance of familiar, professional, kind, and affable. The food is amazing, the setting is strange and wonderful and we wouldn't trade this experience for anything in the world.

Date of visit: August 2019
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2  Thank SgtGrumbles
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

This meal was unexpectedly one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica. We trusted Richard and his team to guide us, and they did not disappoint. Every dish is a well-crafted, delicious work of art. The ambiance, with all of the beautiful art pieces surrounding you, is the perfect setting for an enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank Ethanking22
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