El Pueblo, 1.5 Km to the north of the urban center has a large selection of restaurants, bars, and discos as well as shops.
Pollo Cervecero Ph (506) 2232-2727. Located 300 meters west of the American Embassy. Opening hours: everyday from 12:00 m.d to 1:00 a.m. Very popular with the young free and single, where you can enjoy the combination of cold beer, fried chicken and pretty girls especially on Thursday 6:00 p.m. Prices start from 11 US$ and above.
Isla Verde Ph (506) 2296-5068. Located 200 meters west of the American Embassy Rohrmoser. Opening hours: Everyday from 11:00 a.m to 10:45 p.m. You can enjoy an oriental feast here; with crispy prawn Wantan and delicious Chinese Tacos. As a main meal you can have the house specialty of fried rice and an appetizing Cahu Min in a mixed vegetable sauce. And finally a delicious Lychee in Syrup. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
Restaurante La Granja Comida Tipica Ph (506) 2290-5858. Located in Pavas 200 meters west of the American Embassy. Open of 7:30 a.m to 10:00 p.m of Wednesday to Sunday of 7:30 a.m to 8:00 p.m Monday and Tuesday. Their specialty in the Costa Rican typical food as the famous Olla de carne, pozol, chicharrones, chorreadas, tamales de elote y cerdo, gallo pinto, palatinos maduros, prices from 3/ 7 US $. Natural drinks, national and foreign liquors, beer, coffee and chocolate. Has a bar of salads. There are nine TV of 29″, area of play ground for the children, an aviary with different species of exotic birds. Has parking. They accept credit cards.
Van Gogh Ph (506) 2290-0111. Located 150 meters west of the American Embassy. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 12:00 m.d to 12:00 m.n, Saturdays from 3:00 p.m onwards. Serving authentic Argentinean empanadas, a variety of snacks, pizzas, Linz pie with ice-cream and enjoy a delicious Martini on the terrace. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
La Mole Ph (506) 2232-2886. Located near the American Embassy 50 meters east, Rohrmoser. Opening hours from Monday to Saturday 12:00 m.d to 3:00 p.m and from 6:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Restaurant serving fusion Italian-Argentinean food where you can eat: Capriccios (thinly sliced raw fish), accompanied with focaccia bread, a variety of pizzas, seafood salads with octopus, prawns and squid. Prices from 18 US$ to 27 US$.
La Mina Ph (506) 2231-3434. Located 100 meters east of the American Embassy. Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m to 2:30 a.m. Offering an exquisite variety of regional food starting with a delicious Beef, Chicken or Fish board as well as a variety of snacks accompanied with a pitcher of chilled beer. You can also enjoy the fun atmosphere that this place offers its clients. Price from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
Café Mediterráneo Ph (506) 2290-5850/ 2236-7352. Located opposite Bañes, on Pavas road, Rohrmoser. Opening hours: every day from 12:00 m.d to 10:30 p.m. A great atmosphere and great food makes for a perfect combination here. Dine as if you were on the Mediterranean Coast and taste the exquisite Carpaccio and a delicate combination of Prosciutto de Parma and asparagus with parmesan cheese, Ricotta Ravioloni and spinach with sage & butter sauce that will make your mouth water. To finish, the crowning glory, a delicious ice-cream. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
Azafrán Ph (506) 2220-2008. Located in the Plaza Mayor shopping center, I and II floor. Opening hours everyday from 9:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. Ideal place to have a delicious lunch Azafran Salad, salt and peppered avocado, egg and bacon or spring salad: with a mix of lettuce, heart of palm, carrots and beans. Continuing with Spinach salad or some Manicotti filled with Ricotta. And to finish a tasty cake dessert with caramel or try an Azafrán cake filled with white chocolate and a delicious cappuccino. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
El Fogoncito Ph (506) 2290-0910. Located diagonal to Plaza Mayor, Rohrmoser. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 a.m. Fridays, Saturday and Sundays from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 m.n. Delicious Aztec food, offering dishes such as: Tacos al Pastor de Fogoncito, Seafood Spas, Margaritas and desserts “Los Chongos Zamoranos” delicious milk and honey delicacy. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
Little Seoul Ph (506) 2232-5551, fax (506) 2232-5243. Located on the west of Plaza Mayor, Rohrmoser. Opening hours: Everyday from 12:00 m.d to 3:00 p.m and from 5:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Especially for eastern food lovers, an ideal place to sample authentic Korean BBQ dishes; Prawn See Woo- Guiset, as well as a sushi bar including the famous “Love Boat” and a selection of Tepan Yaki. You can also enjoy their executive menu including Teriyakis. Prices start from 27 US$ and above.
Prezzemolo y Basilico Ph (506) 2290-5022 Located 100 meters east of Cemaco, on Pavas road. Opening Hours, Thursday from 12:00 m.d to 3:00 p.m and from 6:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 m.d to 3:00 p.m and from 6:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Marvelous Italian food made with a log fueled stove. Enjoy their Pasta Frutti di Mare and the Fettuccini Gamberetti, as well as their pizzas such as the Carpaccisa with salami, ham, basil, mushrooms, anchovies and olives and the special Corvina del Chef; Filete di Manso and the JR ribs, including the nut cake “Licentor” as a dessert. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
IL Gatto Ph (506) 2220-4439. From Canal 7, 100 meters north, West Sabana. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 a.m. Friday from 11:00 a.m to 12.00 m.n. Saturdays 12:30 m.d to 12:00 m.n and Sundays from 12:00 m.d to 10:00 p.m. Delivery Service. Everyday from 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m and from 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. International Franchise serving Italian delicacies. You will find a varied menu including salads, antipastos, such as Fettuccini pasta or Lasagna accompanied with a delicious Italian wine or house wine from Argentina. Prices start from 18 US$ to 27 US$.
La Princesa Marina Ph (506) 2232-0481, fax (506) 2296-3739. Located 150 meters south of Canal 7. Opening hours from Monday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m to 10:00 p.m, Saturdays from 11:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m and Sundays from 11:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. A restaurant that is famous for its fish and seafood, here you can enjoy a wide variety of seafood such as lobster, prawns, octopus and corvina. There is also an express delivery service to the West of the Capital. Prices range from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
La Guachada Ph (506) 2232-6916/ 2232-5180. Located in West Sabana, 250 meter south of Canal 7. Opening hours; Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. They have the most popular chicken, meat, corn, cheese, tomato, and spinach and cream pies as well as home cooked pasta, ravioli, and delicious lasagna and for dessert an alfajorcito filled with sweet milk. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
Il Valentino. Located 100 meters east of the Contraloría. Opening Hours: Monday from 12:00 m.d to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday from 6:00 p.m to 10:30 p.m. Authentic Italian Menu. You could begin with a light Insalatta di Mare, a delicious combination of seafood marinated with a mix of lemon, olive oil and herbs. The “Penne alle Accioghe”, is great pasta with quality anchovies and for dessert a Panacotta, an Italian dessert, sample their delicious wines. Try all of this fine cuisine whilst listening to soft music. Prices range from 18 US$ to 27 US$.
Casa Luisa Ph (506) 2296-1917. Located in South Sabana, from the Contraloría 400 meters south and 25 meters east. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 12:00 m.d to 3:00 p.m and from 6:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday. Prices range from 18 US$ to 27 US$.
Benihana Ph (506) 2296-0041/ 2296-0073. Located in North Sabana, from ICE 100 meters West. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m and from 6:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Saturdays from 12:30 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Sundays from 1:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Excellent Korean and Japanese cuisine. In a cozy environment; they offer the most delicious dishes like the Teppanyaki, Tempura Teriyaki, Sushi, Sashimi, and the delicious Korean dishes like the Bulgoki and more. As well as executive lunches. Prices range from 18 US$ to 27 US$.
L´Olivo Ph (506) 2232-9440. Located from ICE 300 meters north, Sabana Norte. Opening Hours Monday to Saturday from 12:00 m.d to 3:00 p.m and from 6:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m. Closed Sunday. This restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes, where the specialty is pasta, fish with herbs and salmon. Other specialties include Romana Pork, the Lionesa Pargo, with tomatoes, olives and white wine as well as stuffed mushrooms. And for dessert the Venetian Pudding with delicious aromas and toffee. Prices range from 18 US$ to 27 US$.
El Chicote Ph (506) 2232-1155. Located in North Sabana from ICE 400 mts west. Opening Times: Everyday from 12:00 m.d to 3:00 p.m and from 6:00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. El Chicote was born out of traditional cooking, legendary food, included BBQ meat cuts, such as the Argentinean Churrasco, its wines from the south such as Luigi Bosca. And also a wide selection of sea food. Prices from 18 US$ to 27 US$.
La Masía de Triquel Ph (506) 2296-3528. Located in North Sabana, from the Datsun Agency, 175 meters west and 175 metros north, In the Casa España building. Opening hours. From Monday to Saturday 11:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m and from 6:30 p.m to 10:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday. High quality Spanish cooking, where they offer squid in garlic, Corvino al Orio, Masía Octopus, a variety of Sirloin, Pork, rabbit, Chicken. All combined within an authentic Spanish atmosphere. Prices from 18 US$ to 27 US$.
Fuji Ph (506) 2220-0351 Ext. 191. Located in the Hotel Melia Corobicí. Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 12:00 m.d to 3:00 p.m and from 6:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. This restaurant serves delicious Japanese cuisine, such as Sushi and Sashimis prepared to perfection, as well as grilled Teppan Yake Show, tasty salads and desserts such as the Heladito Teppan. Prices start from 27 US$.
Saisaki Restaurant Ph /fax (506) 2223-7097. Located on 32nd Street, 1st Avenue, diagonal to Kentucky, Paseo Colón. Offers the best Philippine, Korean and Japanese dishes. Starters: Sashimi Sushi, mixed Sashimi, Sashimi a la carte, mixed Sushi , Sushi a la Carte, Temaki, Makimono, Domburi, Soba or Udon, Teisyoku (special), Teriyaki, Tempura, Tonkatsu, Teppanyaki, and also fried fish, barbequed fish and drinks. Prices range from 6.15 US$ to 20 US$.
Cafeteando Ph (506) 2257-3670. Located in the Central Post Office, on 2nd Street and 3rd Avenue. Belongs to the Tostadora El Dorado Company. Open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m; Saturday from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. An excellent place to read or write and drink a good coffee or espresso from 0.80 US$ to 2.65 US$ accompanied with a snack ranging from 1.35 US$ to 2.87 US$. Serves lunches ranging from 3.75 US$ to 5.52 US$.
The News Ph (506) 2222-3022. Open daily from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. This Cafeteria is on the ground floor of the Presidente Hotel, right in the heart of San José. It is modern, offering several newspapers, and jazz music.
Pop´s Icecream Parlor Chain which can be found in the center of and outside San José. Offering a wide choice of delicious ice creams, cakes and shakes.
Café Ruiseñor Ph (506) 2225-2562. Open from Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Located inside the National theatre, in the Plaza de la Cultura. The café exhibits art, serving one of the best coffees in the country from 1.25 US$ to 3.20 US$, a glass of wine from 2.65 US$ to 3.32 US$, with more than 50 types of snacks, from 1.30 US$, 20 types of cakes, European from 2.50 US$ and a whole cake for 20 US$.
Galería de Restaurante Mecca Ph (506) 2222-8957. Located 150 meters west of the emergency entrance of Calderón Guardia Hospital. 15th Street, 11th Avenue. Opening hours from 11:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m and from 5:00 p.m to 12:00 m.n. Saturdays from 5:00 p.m to 12:00 m.n. The atmosphere takes you to the magical Universe of Mecca gastronomy. Here you will find a culinary fusion of the international with exquisite snacks and dishes, all prepared by the Chef. Offering creative cooking such as: creamed clams, homemade pate, Serrano ham, marinated olives, roasted vegetables manchego cheese, as well as succulent mushrooms filled with melted cheese and roasted almonds cooked with white wine. Prices range from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
Bagelmans Bagel Ph (506) 2224-2432. Can be found on Central Avenue, on the corner of 33rd Street, in los Yoses. They make delicious Bagels (round bread in the shape of a doughnut) 0.50 US$; snacks 3/ 5 US$.
IL Ritorno Ph (506) 2225-0543. From Kentucky San Pedro, 200 meters south, in the building Casa Italia, Barrio Francisco Peralta. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 12:00 m.d to 2:30 p.m and from 6:00 p.m to 10.30 p.m. This restaurant has one of the best chefs, Antonio D´ Algimo, who delights us with his Funghi Ripieni filled with delicious flavors and meat and fish Carpaccios. There is also a wide selection of pizzas and pastas with exquisite sauces and ingredients such as Tagliatelle Mare Monti, with seafood and asparagus, or try some of his stuffed Raviolonis. And for dessert the Crepe d´Arancia and Cointreau e gelato flanbee. Prices start from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
Olio Ph (506) 2281-0541. Located in Barrio Escalante, 200 meters north of Bagelmens. Opening times from Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m to 12:00 m.n, Saturdays from 5:00 p.m to 12:00 m.n. Offering delicious Tapas, squid, olives, eggplants and an authentic Chianti, pastas such as iI Suelo al Olio, there are also Mediterranean meat dishes, such as Greek Kebabs or Sicilian rolls. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.
Jurgens Ph (506) 2224-2455. Located in Barrio Escalante, 250 meters North of Subaru. Opening Hours: from Monday to Thursday from 12:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m and from 6:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. Saturdays from 6:00 p.m to 10:30 p.m. this delicious restaurant has delights such as steamed salmon, and orange duck, Escargot house special, pork in green pepper and as dessert Crepes Suzette and a glass of Dinamarca. Prices start from 27 US$ or higher.
Antojitos Ph (506) 2231-5564. Located opposite the Mall San Pedro, diagonal to the Hispanidad roundabout. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m to 11:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m to 12:00 m.n. Its menu and quality speak for themselves. From their Ceviche “Vuelve a la Vida” (return to life) to the large variety of tacos, including the famous Alambre Taco and succulent sauces; with a pitcher of cold beer. Prices range from 11 US$ to 18 US$
Le Chanddelier Ph (506) 2225-9380/ 2253-3241. Located from ICE in San Pedro, 100 meters west and 100 meters north. Opening hours from Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m and from 6:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m. Saturdays from 6:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m. You can enjoy the exquisite duck in Maracuyá sauce, Cróute Pate Chandaliery, Camembert with grape conserve and to follow Beef Wellington and to finish a delicious Amaretto Soufflé or Chocolate Mousse.
Friday´s Restaurant Ph (506) 2224-5934/ 2225-8687, fax (506) 2225-1025. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Located on the south side of the Bandera monument, San Pedro de Montes de Oca. Opening hours: From Monday to Thursday 12:00 m.d to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 m.d to 12:30 p.m. Sundays 12:00 m.d to 10:30 p.m. Friday´s opened its doors to the public on the 11th of October 1985, in the city of San José. The food menu is made up of a wide selection of dishes divided into eight sections these are; soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks, hamburgers, main meals (red meat, chicken and seafood) children’s menu, coffee and desserts. They have adopted and implemented different styles of cooking, for example, Mexican, Italian, regional and international, also offering low calorie meals, and an interesting concept which offers more choice to it customers. Prices range from 3.30 US$ to 11 US$.
Restaurante La Casa de Doña Lela Ph (506) 2271-4947. Located in Curridabat. The best in the Costa Rican typical food, in a family and welcoming atmosphere. Prices of 5 to 17 US$. With pleasure we will assist him from Monday to Sunday, in our restaurants located in different points of the country. Also offers him catering service and private living room for all type of events and special occasions.