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Restaurant Casa Jose

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$$ - $$$
Latin, Fusion, Healthy, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Penas Blancas | de la represa de Cachí, 2 kilometros sur y 3 kilometros este., Cachi 30204, Costa Rica
+506 2577 2222
11:00 - 18:00
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Wed 11:00 - 18:00
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Selkirk, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the most amazing meal while in Costa Rica, and not only due to the food. My husband and I both had the best tuna steak ever, as well as the largest tuna steak ever, cooked to perfection, and tasting freshly caught. One of our table mates had the filet mignon, and had the same comments. The setting is... More 

Thank BarbandRay1981
Cartago, Costa Rica
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219 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Don Jose will take real care of you... what amazing food creations he personally offers. Try what ever dish you want from the menu or simply ask don Jose to make his own variation for you. Of course, beware your senses as they might be impacted by magnificent flavors and smells. Thanks Don Jose, what a wonderful culinary experience!

Thank SBE73
Guadalupe, Cartago, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is really nice, it's literally in the middle of the mountain so you can hear the sounds of birds while eating. The service and food is pretty good. The chef and staff have a totally original way of singing "happy birthday", that was nice. The road to get to the place is not ideal if going on a... More 

Thank Daniela T
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Food is awesome. Service is fantastic. Atmosphere is perfect. We were the only ones with kids in the restaurant, but the staff didn't seem to mind and catered to them as well as us. Jose is amazing.

Thank jakatlanta
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Nicely cooked food, lovely presentation, service, and surroundings. Recommend the trout. Fresh made biscuits. Very good coffee. We ate there for a fancy wedding dinner as well as two evening dinners when staying at the lodge, also breakfast, loved the Gallo Pinto (rice and beans).

Thank Laurie G
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Whether you fall for the trout in palmleaves with mediterranean spices (trucha casa Jose) or the tropical chickenbeast filet, or mint cream with chocolate ... it's always nicely presented, honest ingredients and fine combination of flavours! Don Jose loves to combine traditional dishes with mediterranean or asian touches, with a lot of respect for the quality of the (organic) fresh... More 

Thank Marion_vdB
Heredia, Costa Rica
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

The weather was amazing the place and the surroundings are just amazing, beutiful place. The attention from Jose was personalized so we had a very nice meal.... Fresh bread, nicely done trout, nice natural drinks... A nice place to have your lunch. I will be back soon....

1 Thank esteban c
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

You can't go wrong! Amazing environment and the food is so delicious I still think about it everyday. Jose is truly a master chef!!

Thank Averh2o
Milford, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

The food is made with love and skill.....tasty, fresh and wonderful! I had the trout and several wonderful desserts. The restaurant is visually exciting....

1 Thank jointp
Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in the world, a MUST STAY for minimum one night in Costa Rica, for enjoying all. Excellent food, really nice rooms within a green and colourful landscape. But the best is the welcome, the friendlyness and hospitality of Don Jose! @Jose: muchisimas gracias por tu amibilidad y ojala nos veamos otra vez! Espera un regalito... More 

1 Thank Jack_BCN
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Latin, Fusion, Healthy, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Penas Blancas | de la represa de Cachí, 2 kilometros sur y 3 kilometros este., Cachi 30204, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Cartago  >  Cachi
  • Phone Number: +506 2577 2222
Casa José is a unique product in the area. Its infrastructure, service, environment, and international organic fusion cuisine, will guarantee a unique delight your palate.With a very high level presentation, unique texture and great taste, we aim to please especially healthy food lovers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?