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8ctavo Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #167 of 680 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 8ctavo Rooftop offers a combination of premium cuisine using only fresh and local ingredients, amazing views of the Central Valley and great music nightly.
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Pretentious, overpriced, and bad service. The views of San Jose are good, but that's about all that is good about this place. The waiters think they are more important than the customers. You will be asked if you have reservations the moment you walk in, even if the place is 90% empty, and then you will be treated like a last-minute ticket buyer to the greatest show on earth, which this is not, by any measure. The drinks are good, but not great, and while maybe worth the price, they are certainly not worth the attitude required to order them. Will not go back for a long time.

4  Thank B D
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Beautiful views of the city on top of the Sheraton Hotel. Came here a few times. Menu has something for everybody. The Seabass was amazing, as was the side of Mac and Cheese. Had the hamburger for lunch - cooked perfectly. At night, this place comes alive with Dj's and a hip local crowd. Highly recommended. Service was also top notch.

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2  Thank ziondog
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Their menu will rival any of the worlds best restaurants! I was amazed to find an exquisite culinary experience in Costa Rica. The options of unique entrees was incredible. Their seafood was so fresh, it had to have been caught the same day they served it. Then to top it off, the location is off the charts. Unparalleled views of San Jose and it's surrounding mountains and volcanoes make the ambiance second to none. After dinner we stayed to enjoy Jalapeno Martinis with an upscale scene. This restaurant is a must when visiting or living in San Jose.

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1  Thank Eric J
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

8ctavo Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge it's a great choice while dining in Costa Rica or just hanging out, it has a great view, the cocktails are outstanding, and the food, a local fusion is very exotic and good! :)

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1  Thank Michele M
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Nothing boring about 8ctavo. Great variety in menu with asian / morrocan / brazilian and costa rican influences. Lots of small plates to try out the different styles. You could make a great meal out of the tapas alone. The entrees are large so keep that in mind and try and control yourself with the appetizers (we couldn't!) The ahi tuna and pork belly are incredible. Don't miss this gem!

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Thank Kevin C
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