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“Average pub - too crowded”
Review of Craic Irish Pub

Craic Irish Pub
Ranked #100 of 680 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Irish, Pub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Cead Mile Failte! It means: One Hundred Thousand Welcomes. We greet you with a great bar, a good bartender and all of our passion for beer, which we have been sharing with much enthusiasm since 2011. The most experienced beer bar in the country, with the best beer selection and awesome food. Slainte! Cheers!
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place is popular only because it lacks competition in San Jose.

It is usually very crowded. Reserve a table before you go.

Food and service are bad.

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1  Thank Valeria T
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pargho, Propietario at Craic Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Hi Valeria. Thank you for your review. On the contrary, competition in San José is fierce for our type of bar, with at least 7 other establishments in the immediate area, offering products and services similar to ours.

With that in mind, we are happy and proud to say that our bar is, like you say, usually crowded. This being because of many regulars who absolutely love our food and service :)

Again, thank you for your review and we hope that you come back, so we get a chance to change your mind.

Many blessings to you.

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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I loved this little pub, right by our hostel (Costa Rica guesthouse). The burgers were huge and delicious (he had the jalapeño and I had one with short rib on it). We are definitely going back before leaving San Jose!

Thank skadetzfoster
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

We wanted to go out in San Jose and founf this Irish bar as you can't usually go wrong. We sat outside but the sound from the train and the cars were quite loud from sitting outside so if you want to hear anything inside might be better.

The drink selection was god and so were the wedges if you do want to eat.

As I say for a drink or two it will do the job but there was no real atmosphere there to enjoy.

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Thank Mitz_85
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pargho, Propietario at Craic Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for visiting us! We are happy to say that we have improved the audio for the terrace and is now a way nicer spot because of it.

Not much we can do about the train though, although we sort of enjoy it, as well as some of our guests.

Hope you come again sometime, and find a better atmosphere, since some of our other reviewers have said there's actually a big crowd all the time!

Many blessings to you.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Sure, it's not your "typical" Irish Pub... but if you can tell me what they are suppose to be like, then I'm sure we can find lots of examples that don't fit. Personally, after travelling around for a while, we find it nice just to find a place that is friendly, multicultural, has beer selections and they mostly understand English.
This place fits the bill and the cost and beers are decent. People are friendly and we met some college girls from the US that were studying Spanish. It was fun!

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Thank Rob J
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

had the fries and they were great !! the friends I went with had the burgers and said they were awesome !!

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Thank David_RS_21
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