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Park Cafe

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100 N Rostipollos, La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2290 6324
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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San Antonio De Belen, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have had the pleasure of dining at the Park Cafe many times over the past few years. I cannot praise Richard, the chef/owner, his staff and his wife enough. The dining experience is fabulous: the food is so creative, both in flavor and presentation, the staff attentive and the atmosphere, interesting and relaxing. I love the Park Cafe and... More 

Thank julierC6816EE
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Park Cafe is packed full of awesome. From the building itself, to Richard and his team, to the amazing food...it's a challenge to explain the total experience. We've eaten in many cities around the globe and amazingly the Park Cafe is the Best Ever because it is more than food; it is an experience.

1 Thank kmkvech
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review, I am genuinely touched by your kindness. It is always a pleasure to have people such as yourselves here in our home. We are presently twentieth in the city's rating, as I have spent the last year fighting with some people who shouldn't have been here. I simply cannot understand why some people... More 

New York City, New York
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made reservations two weeks in advance, calling from the US, for dinner on the night of December 30, 2016 for four people. We were arriving back into San Jose from a rain forest expedition that afternoon and made plans in advance so that there would be no worries with locating a nice dinner when we were tired from travel.... More 

Thank AngelCherie914
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this review

Shameless liars...........The restaurant and antiques store were closed for Christmas and New Year. It was clearly marked on our site. You did not speak to 'the owners' as Louise or I would have..........told you we were on holiday. You made a mistake but do not have the decency to admit it. More 

Belo Horizonte, MG
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner at Park Cafe, following a recommendation of a friend. What a lovely surprise we had! The restaurant is consisted in a few tables inside an antique store and outside on the little and super cozy garden! Antique objects, budas, shivas, colorful lamps, a big tree with lamps and lights made de scenery special... More 

1 Thank Rba02
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the visit, your company and the review. Regardless of some of the more hateful reviews that I have received, this restaurant, Park cafe's fantastic clientele and gastronomy give me an enormous amount of pleasure, which I am happy to share with the people -staff, suppliers and customers- who help make the place special. More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you were wondering, like I was, why no one has written a review recently, I'm convinced it's because people want to keep Park Cafe to themselves. This is a glorious oasis in the city. I would plan an overnight visit to San Jose just to come here for dinner. The food is amazing the staff are really welcoming and... More 

3 Thank LetItBeReal
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit, it was a pleasure to have you with us at Park Cafe. It's true, we don't get many reviews, as since re-opening in November after our annual travels we have been full most evenings with our regular clientele, people who understandably don't go off and write on TripAdvisor after their tenth visit! Your... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

From the moment you walk through the entrance, you're aware that something special is about to happen. The decor and ambiance are like nothing else in Costa Rica and for that matter unique among fine restaurants around the world. Every dish and every bite is served with confidence; that's because each taste of food is sublime. I can't say enough... More 

1 Thank Michael W
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Michael. Thanks so much for the review. We're be re-open mid-November. Hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Richard More 

Anaheim, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The chef Richard Neat is a Michelin star rated chef who is super down to earth and let us make a reservation to celebrate our honeymoon as well as my wife's birthday. The restaurant is actually in an antique shop that converts into a restaurant, making the decor and ambiance truly extraordinary. The food is spectacular and so intricate, with... More 

3 Thank touchythetrashcan
San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Park Cafe is a beautiful and enchanting oasis in San Jose. The atmosphere is perfect. It is relaxing and beautiful. The food is exceptional and the service is wonderful. HIGHLY Recommended!!!!!!!

2 Thank khorshid1
San Jose, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

keep going and having a great dinner, wine and ambiance !!! Can recommend it to anyone saying a couple of days in San Jose.

1 Thank motos23
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We visited for an anniversary meal and we're not disappointed. Food was delightful and imaginative and presented and served with beautifully. A nice quiet table enjoying the evening air, nice for a special occasion as on the pricey side for San Jose but thankfully the experience is very different also. Give it a try....

1 Thank Peter M

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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$10 - US$50
French, International
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Rostipollos, La Sabana, 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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