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Park Cafe

Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2290 6324
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Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (16 reviews)
“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
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International, European
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Park Cafe
1. Exquisite dining experience
"an exquisite dining experience in Richard and Louise’s beautiful home"
Jonathan B
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2. You Must Have Dinner Here!
"Treat yourself and bask in Richard's culinary and hospitality skills"
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3. Best restaurant in Costa Rica
"phenomenal food and service that is unparalleled in Central America"
Edward S
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1 - 10 of 248 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is located in a not very busy street, the place is small but very nice, the people take care of you from the very moment you park on the street until you ride your car on your way out. The food... great!!!!!! You have...More

Thank JCG_CR
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your evening at Park Cafe and also the efforts of everyone here. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Richard

Reviewed August 8, 2018

The menu at Park Cafe is one of the more innovative in Costa Rica. The emphasis is on a Tapas / tasting menu and great attention is given to every bite. The presentation is flawless, but the portions small. Everything is delicious, but unless you...More

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This place is simply exquisite. The house is algo an art gallery with lots of items at display, and the menu, food, drinks and service is just out of this world. 10/10

Thank Dianachav
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Diana. Thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you soon when we re-open in November. Kind regards, Richard

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Amazing restaurant with world class food and attention to detail. Interesting atmosphere inside an antique shop. Top chef who know what he is doing. We have been coming about once a year. It keeps getting better. Whoever does not appreciate this place has no taste...More

Thank Am M
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Thank you very much for your visits and comments. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes. Richard

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We come here every few months, it's my husbands favorite restaurant. Food in CR is expensive and nothing special, I find Park cafe so inexpensive when you think of the amount of work that goes in every dish. Every bite is subtle and delicious, plates...More

Thank 667sarahc667
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Dear Sarah and Mike. Thanks so much for the review. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in SJ. Hope all is well in MA. Best. Rich and Louise

Reviewed July 11, 2018

Booked this before we arrived in CR as we knew it would be one of the highlights of our trip. We all sampled the Degustation Menu and were not disappointed. Our small party was English and American. A French trained English chef, living in a...More

Thank JaneHR
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Dear Jane. Thank you so much kindest review. We really try our best at Park Cafe and are always thrilled to hear we havd touched our friends. Best wishes Richard

Reviewed June 18, 2018

I have eaten here several times and it is absolutely my favorite place to eat in San Jose! Richard is an artist with food. Beautiful experience.

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We were most fortunate to have dinner at Park Cafe, San José on Thursday 31st May 2018; Not only will the delicious meal there be a highlight of our trip to Costa Rica, but it will also be a wonderfully unique travel memory cherished for...More

2  Thank Steven E
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We showed up 30mins early, or so we thought, only to find out we were 30mins late.....oppps, they still had our table waiting for us. What a wonderful setting, in the middle of an Asian antique wonderland. We were seated next to a large and...More

Thank FinaVt
Reviewed May 17, 2018

It's wonderful to have a Chef of this caliber in San Jose. World class. Recently went for lunch and tried several different tapas. All the flavors were amazing. Each dish was a work of art. Great setting, friendly helpful staff. Ricardo gave us impeccable service....More

Thank loman2017
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Dear Tom and Lisa. An absolute pleasure to have you with us. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks again for visit and review. Kind regards. Richard

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cyninmin
December 15, 2016|
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Response from motos23 | Reviewed this property |
yes as far as I know , they do, but better if you call before, any way its better to have a reservation as the restaurant is small and they are quite full !!!
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luckylinda884
January 2, 2015|
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Response from pau20102014 | Reviewed this property |
yes of course they speak English, Richard and luis are both from england. be rest assured they will give answer to your doubt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$100
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2290 6324
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