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“Menu with a lot of variety”

Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral
Ranked #16 of 648 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Award Winning "El Patio" restaurant is located facing Avenida Central, San Jose's most visited pedestrian boulevard. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of international and typical Costa Rican dishes and drinks in a pleasant and relaxing setting. In our menu you will find meat and seafood dishes, pastas and risottos, soups and salads, sandwiches and hamburgers, and many local specialties. Live music every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Waterloo, Ia
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Menu with a lot of variety”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We had sandwiches that were very good, but there were many other options to choose from. The atmosphere is very nice and it's right downtown on the pedestrian mall. Lots of nice shops that are attached.

Visited April 2013
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Palm Bay, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
793 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Good food, good portions, pricey, noisy environment”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We had dinner at this restaurant since it was across the street from our hotel and very convenient. It is an open fronted restaurant located on the Avienda Central pedestrian mall where there is a constant flow of characters passing by. The service was very good, and the food was excellent both quality and portion wise, We were very satisfied with our meal and would go back again. My wife had an excellent Mexican soup and I had shrimp and rice that was loaded with shrimp served with a salad and french fries.

  • Visited April 2013
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good local food, though a bit pricey”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I opted for some local food, black bean soup with hard-boiled eggs. Very unusual but good. It was a bit pricey for what it was (7,000 c)

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“I read other reviews”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Our last night in Costa Rica and we had been travelling all day. Looked for a casual dining meal close by hotel. One review did say the food was average --but there was nothing redeeming about the place, except the promotional wine--a Argentinian Shiraz. Service ok. There must be a better choice near by.

  • Visited February 2013
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Orange Park, Florida
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“food good service is always slow”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

service is always slow. have to wait 15 minutes for a check. the food was good- tell them you want the check when the food arrives

Visited February 2013
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