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Restaurante Colbert

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Of Volcan Poas 16 km | 400 m este de la gasolinera de Varablanca, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2776
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12:00 - 20:00
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have lived in Costa Rica for 14 years. We have wanted to eat at Colbert's for at least 6 years. Finally we went with friends. The meal was very delicious. We had appetizers, main courses and deserts. The appetizers and main courses were fabulous. The deserts were just good. I do highly recommend this place. It is special.

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Thank Blossom S
Grecia, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating at Colberts as long as we have been here in Costa Rica, 12 plus years and have eaten our way through the menu many times. We never had a bad meal. We make sure that we always bring our visitors there because it has truly good food. The restaurant has a great view of Posa and... More 

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joelsuire, Propietario at Restaurante Colbert, responded to this review

thanks you very much! see you soon! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing restaurant with great wine list, gourmet French cuisine prepared by the owner himself, a wonderful French chef! Best duck breast with orange sauce ever! Prices were very, very moderate for quality of food and ambiance. Worth traveling miles off your path for this treasure!

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Melbourn, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tipped off by our guidebook, we tried this place for a last proper lunch of our holiday and it was a great decision. The chef is a Frenchman who left his Charentais home more than 30 years ago and has been on the slopes of the volcano for the past 15. The food is unapologetically French and traditional and delicious.... More 

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Thank dnk1974
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

On Valentine's Day at 7, there was only one other couple. I guess, Tuesday is slow day for tourists. All the food we had was fresh with quality. We had a pate sampler with freshly baked bread, shrimp dish and rabbit in prune and beer sauce. All good; but there was no wow factor. The bottle of wine was good.... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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176 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Colbert is the best restaurant at which we ate in all of Costa Rica. The owner/chef is French but has run this restaurant in central Costa Rica for decades. Great menu, wonderful desserts, surprisingly good wine list. The place to eat if you are staying in the area, even better than the restaurants in the famous nearby hotels.

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South of the Thames
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We (6 of us) turned up towards the latter part of the evening in Early May, which is very much the quiet season. The dog did bark when we arrived, we ignored the dog so he ignored us. We were the only people in the restaurant aisle from the chef, who was also maitre' d, waiter, sommelier and kitchen porter.... More 

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San Diego, California, USA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Fantastic food and service. We stayed walking distance to this place for two nights and dined there two evenings in a row. The four items my husband and I had between us were all excellent. I especially liked the grilled chicken and orange sauce pork. Both were excellent. The spinach pasta was also perfectly creamy and flavorful. Also don't leave... More 

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joelsuire, Propietario at Restaurante Colbert, responded to this review

thank you very much!!!! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Was quiet when we were there but the food and service were both excellent. The host was entertaining and the menu had kid friendly options.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great service and the food is delicious! The location is a dream with hummingbirds by your side. Loved the escargots, cheese plate, and beef chateaubriand!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Of Volcan Poas 16 km | 400 m este de la gasolinera de Varablanca, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Heredia
  • Phone Number: +506 2482 2776

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?