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“This place is just outstanding....”
Review of El Mediterraneo - CLOSED

El Mediterraneo
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Romanian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We're located directly in front of the entrance to Scotiabank at El Cruce, Escazu. We have up to 20 more parking spaces available at the El Cruce Shopping Center, which is on the right about 30 meters south of the Delta gas station. The guard will direct you through to our restaurant, so you don't have to walk out on the main street.
Frisco, TX
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This place is just outstanding....”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

When travelling the US and Central America, we make an effort to try all the reviewed Greek/Turkish/Persian restaurants in town as it is our favorite type of food.

We happened upon El Mediterraneo via recommendation by Ringle Resort staff (fantastic place also).

Can opine - without hesitation, this is one of the true gems of the Mediterrean cuisine. Managed by a Turk who partners with a Greek chef, the food was just nothing short of outstanding. Traditional Greek salad followed by Chicken Shwarma and Chicken/Cous Cous plate with Sangria was all excellent.

We've tried a lot of restaurants in this niche - this one tops the grid. Congrats to a job well done on all aspects - food, presentation, value, service and just nice people.

  • Visited June 2014
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Denton, Texas
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Find”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were staying at the Villas del Rio Aparthotel and getting dental work done at
DDS dental. This restaurant is about 13 minutes walk. The food was outstanding and the owner was there and helped us chose our meal. Very good food. We will go back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Jay S
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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
1 review
“good food”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

enjoyed very much, food is excellent, very good choice of vegetarian dishes, can try mixed plate,
which is included of 4 different dishes, will enjoy.........

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank bruce l
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious food and dessert, nice ambience”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant for his last dinner in San Jose before leaving for the States. It was definitely deserving as a place for a nice little celebration. We had pretty good Romanian eggplant as appetizer, though it was not the best. But the entrees of Balkan beef and a lamb plate were both delightful. The waiter recommended a lime pie for dessert and we loved it!

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1 Thank Shengxiao
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Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Little Gem”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Having lived in Costa Rica for almost 10 years, I am pleasantly surprised to find great little restaurants pooping up.

Food was very good and tasty. I had seafood pasta and lemon pie. Good value. Would definitely return.

Visited April 2014
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Thank colinsito
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