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“Good Food, Great Atmosphere,and Fast Service”
Review of Olio

Olio
Ranked #69 of 630 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Curacao
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good Food, Great Atmosphere,and Fast Service”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

This was the second time, I visited Olio, now with a group of 11 golfers . The pescado a la plancha, nuevo mundo, and adriatico were good , as was the "sopa de mariscos"
.A great place to have a drink with your friends. Service is good ,correct and fast.

  • Visited March 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

I've been to Olio dozens of times and I love it mostly because of its ambiance and atmosphere. It's located at Barrio Escalante, which is one the city's most charming neighborhoods. The food is great but it's not just about the food, as Olio's main appeal is its atmosphere, the decor, the music, etc. It's perfect to go out with friends, order some tapas, some wine and enojy a good conversation. It's right beside the train tracks so if you go on a weekday before 8 pm you might be startled by the loud sound of the train, which could be annoying but in my opinion adds to the charm.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank rod45
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Mediterranian Food”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

I went to Olio with a Friend, we ordered a "Mezze Griega" that includes Pita or Greek bread, Hummus, Olives (Red and Green), roasted pepper, eggplant and marinated fresh cheese with spicies.
We also had a couple of wine glasses (red wine) that was great (the restaurant's wine) that was very balanced and ideal for the kind of food.

After that we ordered Fresh Mushrooms filled with Serrano Ham and cheese (Hongos Madrileños) that was delicious, they came with toasted bread.

Finally, the dessert: a Hot Pecan's Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream that was really good and enough for two.

The atmosphere of the place is really nice, it's a great place to go with your friends and have a good conversation with delicious food. The services was good.

Recomended to visit on San José.

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Resumen en español:

Fuimos a redimir una promoción del sitio Yuplon que incluía una Mezze Griega y un par de copas de vino de la casa.

La Mezze Griega: pan pita, hummus, aceitunas rojas y verdes, queso marinado con especias, berenjena y chile morron o asado. Realmente muy bueno para compartir. El vino de la casa era tinto muy balanceado y frutal, muy bueno para acompañar la comida.

Luego pedimos unos Hongos Madrileños, hongos frescos rellenos con jamon serrano y queso gratinados, acompañados de pan tostado. Muy bueno tambien aunque la porción fue pequeña como para compartir.

Para terminar, el poste: un Pie de Pecanas calientito con Helado de vainilla que estuvo espectacular y alcanzó para los dos.

El ambiente es agradable, no es demasiado bullicioso, se puede ir con los amigos a conversar y pasar un buen rato disfrutando de buena comida. La atención estuvo bien en general.

Lugar muy recomendado para visitar en San José. Cuando vuelva, seguramente pediré un plato fuerte y probaré otros platillos del menú.

  • Visited February 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great place and food”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

Excellent food, great service and ambiance. Perfect for cocktails or dinner.

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Denver, Colorado
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

This was our third visit on our overnight stay in San Jose. The food is always excellent. Pescado a la planchar cooked to perfection and My husband really liked the chicken burrito. The place was pretty busy with a business/professional crowd. Extensive wine list. Smoking bar. Good value. Huge selection of pasta, salads, fish amongst other things. Highly recommend.

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