I returned from my second trip to San Jose, CR is the past six months just days ago and could not wait to get back to La Bastille for one of Thomy's exquisite offerings. What this restaurant may lack in ambiance and "glitz" (Restaurante Gran De Oro comes to mind) is more than made up for by some of the best and creative cooking anywhere.
I say this having visited something like 100 countries around the globe. His double pan fried french fries are something quite unique and sensational. My first comida del noche in San Jose six months ago was at Restaurante Gran De Oro and my second was at La Bastille. I never went back to Restaurante Gran De Oro, but ate at Restaurante La Bastille almost every night while in San Jose.
You might find other good restaurants in San Jose, but none better when it comes to quality of food, taste, subtleness, quality of presentation and friendliness of the Chef/Owner Thomy. I look forward to my next visit.
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