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“Excellent Restaurant, great food.”

Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral
Ranked #18 of 630 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.
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Excellent Restaurant, great food.”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

I spent one month in the New Balmoral Hotel and I was used to eat at El Patio every day.
Being an italian and eating abroad is not always easy, but this time I have never regretted the food of my country.
The quality is very high, you can find anything you want fish, meat, salads, different types of pasta and pizza and many local dishes. The freshness of the products is guaranteed.
Moreover every day at lunch you can enjoy the menu of the day.
There is a wide variety of choices for any preference.
Also the service is very good, the waiters are very helpful and friendly and the waiting times are short. Being surrounded by plants makes the atmosphere amazing and unique.
I really recommned this place for a great meal at a reasonable price.

  • Visited June 2014
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Alexandria, Louisiana
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“Very Good Food for the Value!”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is where to meet the Expats and have a friendly conversation about what it would be like to Retire in Costa Rica.

Visited December 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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33 reviews
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“Relaxing place to dine”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

This restaurant has great ambiance and a relaxing feel as you dine among the foliage. You can watch the people as they walk down the shopping plaza. The food is good and the service is fine.
The portions of soup are huge, and this place is good for a snack or for a full meal. Prices are a little high but worth the extra for the relaxing atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2014
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3 reviews
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“Average and expensive”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, very average food and too expensive. The food was a bit of a mess and not worth coming back for.

  • Visited July 2014
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
“Nice setting, good service.”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I ate at El Patio twice, and had a good experience both times. The setting is nice, there are a lot of plants inside, kind of bringing an outside feel inside. The food both times was quite good. Our server both times was Karina, she was great. Good service and spoke English so us non Spanish speakers got on just fine. I will definitely go here again next time I find myself in San Jose.

  • Visited July 2014
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