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“nice view from it”
Review of Le Monastere

Le Monastere
Ranked #51 of 636 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“nice view from it”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

IT is a very nice place, it has a gorgeous view. The place itself has a nice concept. Food is good, but it is not cheap.

Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dominical, Costa RIca
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food!”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

It is located in a very nice place. NIce view of the city. The food and service are very good. The portions are a little small and prices are high.

Visited December 2011
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great view over San Jose.”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

It is an excellent restaurant with great food. The view is spectacular and all the personal are dressed as Monch. The restaurant was build on ruins of a Monastere.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Franz S
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Ostend, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice place, great view but expensive and avarage food”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Atmosphere

The atmosphere was nice till they started playing live music (we were informed about the fact they would play live music at a charge of 3000 CRC before entering, it turned out to be 3000 CRC per person), the restaurant is facing a beautiful view on San Jose. The tables are spacious though a little too close to each other. The decor is really nice, it looks like a medieval castle.

Food

The food is ok but not really a big deal, the taste is good and fresh, though not extraordinary for the price you pay. You can eat better things in Costa Rica for less money. They have a drink called Monasterio, which is supposedly the "home-beer", it is a nice beer though also too expensive for what it actually is.

Staff

The staff is friendly and correct, they off course speak Spanish, but I also heard them speaking English.

Conclusion

When you´re in San Jose and you want a nice view on San Jose, eat something ordinary and pay too much money for what you get this is the place to be. If you look for a more budgety place you better look for something else.

  • Visited August 2012
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Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“nice place”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

its a nice place with nice views, good for couples.
too expensive, and food is good, but I really think you are paying more for the view and the place tahn for the dishes.

Visited April 2012
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Thank LauraCostaRica
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