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“Very Good - Most of the time.”
Review of Cafe Mundo

Cafe Mundo
Ranked #23 of 620 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $100 - $400
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very Good - Most of the time.”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

I enjoy Café Mundo a lot. I have dined there several times and find the daily lunch specials to be very pleasing. The dinners are also very fine. The location is perfect and the ambiance of Café Mundo is hard to beat. A good choice for San Jose dining.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Larry T
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The place”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

I've been going to this place almost for 10 years and is still my place.
I love the location, the food and the crew.
The food is just delicious and the place has this beautiful design that makes it unique.

  • Visited February 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Lovely Setting, Food Okay”
Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a charming setting and staff is friendly. The food is good, but nothing spectacular. The price was high given the quality of food. I was with a large group, but a couple of our party got their starters about 5 minutes before their main course arrived. Portions are hearty. For the money, go to Park Cafe for a truly spectacular culinary experience in San Jose.

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Thank Deborah Z
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Miami
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great value and alot of atmosphere”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Lots of selections from a restaurant thats named The World. Friendly staff and reasonable prices too!

Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
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108 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Better than most, pricy for what it is.”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Costa Rica is not known for their cuisine, but Cafe Mundo elevates that reputation slightly higher. The menu is quite extensive with a great variety of items ranging from pizzas to fish, mussels and steak. Everyone in our party was satisfied with their entrees, but I do feel they were overpriced. Their wine list pretty much consisted of chardonnay, tinto, or sauv blanc. The chardonnay was acceptable.

The outdoor dining is lovely, though very dimly lit and noisy when crowded. Tables are pretty close together, so you'll definitely be overhearing others' conversations.

It's not in a great part of town, so be sure you have taxi arrangements to drop you off and pick you up.

Overall, if you're tired of the poor to mediocre kitchen at your hotel, Cafe Mundo can help satisfy your craving for a wider variety of menu items, just don't expect anything that will rock your world.

  • Visited February 2014
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