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Km. North, 600 West of the church 3, San Rafael 40501, Costa Rica
+506 2267 6683
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David, Panama
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visit this place with my girlfriend; service, decoration and view was perfect, but the food was not good at all, I mean not even the Hummus was good, I have tried better ones from the supermarket. We order some appetizers which weren't that bad and chicken taste pretty basic, then the Kibbe Kahye, extremely difficult to eat with too... More 

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Thank Jtz16
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I went with my family and the food took forever, hamburguer was very bad and humus unflavored and extra spicy (specially for children). Didn't follow instructions as requested (like no onion for the burguer) ... Anyways, won't be back ...

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Thank Daniel C
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

I went here with a friend for Valentine's... Atmosphere was great, live music, menus were spot on and the view was AMAZING!!!

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Thank María José M
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We got a couple dishes with clearly rotten Meat, the "chef's" excuse was that theu use a beer to Cook the Meat ans it gives it a certain smell, clearly a lie.. Few team members got sick afterwards...

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Thank Jafet C
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We got there at 2 or 3pm, the place was empty, there was another table and us. It took forever, more than 30 mins for a very non complex food, hummus or so. We left after we ran out of patience. The place is amazingly expensive. Positive, the view is awesome!

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Thank Stephanie S
Ellicott City, Maryland
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I believe that this restaurant still exists only because of the beautiful view and the nice way in which it is decorated, BECAUSE.... 1) The prices were ridiculous - for example, $24 for a cheese plate 2) The service was not only INCREDIBLY slow even though we were the ONLY clients there, but it was bad. The waiter spilled my... More 

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Thank Susanna B
Kitchener, Canada
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188 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

For several years I heard about how this was "The Lebanese" restaurant with a super view to go to in Costa Rica. Finally, I went to see what all the fuss was about...and left with a huge disappointment. When we arrived, there was a table of 18 already seated and being served. Four couples arrived after us and after we... More 

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Thank laurence_baird
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Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

I went for a business dinner and the services was horrible and price too high. The waiter probably needs to get another job, terrible service. Then after 40 min they brought the plates and portions were too small. I ordered 2 plates for 2 people and they were barely for 1.... And the worst part, my food was poisoned!! 2... More 

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Thank Ricardo M
Long Beach, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

We arrived for a sunset dinner. The view stretched across San Jose below framed by an orange hued blistering sunset of colors! We were so impressed by our delicious Lomita, truffle mushrooms, ultra fresh greens, and the homemade baklava, we demanded to thank the Chef personally, and discovered he has worked in Massachusetts! He takes great pride and energy in... More 

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Thank TOpspin63
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

First of all: Get your wallet ready. It is expensive. However, the food is delicious, the concept of the place is nice, and the view is breathtaking. Very cold at night, too! It's a great option for a fancy dinner or late lunch and watch the sunset. There's a cozy couch by the fireplace that makes you feel relaxed and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km. North, 600 West of the church 3, San Rafael 40501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +506 2267 6683
Description
Baalbek is the place you'd like to visit & enjoy if you are looking to spend quality time with your family & friends, and a "must" place to enjoy a very romantic time with your couple.We are open every day from 11 am to 12mn from S-Th and 11am to 1am from F-S. We offer Belly Dance show every Friday and Live Music on Saturdays. Check our website for more special events info! We hope to serve you very soon!!!

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