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Park Cafe

Av. de Las Americas 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2290 6324
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (16 reviews)
“duck” (17 reviews)
“tasting menu” (7 reviews)
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International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Av. de Las Americas 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Why do we keep coming back? Simple . . . there is nothing like it in Costa Rica . . . we had a "big birthday" to celebrate and no better place than this. Richard was very busy that night with a full house but...More

Thank alajuelanorth
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Berni and Nyh. Always a pleasure to have you with us. We're closed now for the season, but look forward to seeing you in November. Very best wishes, Richard

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting is arguably artistic and romantic, but there is too much going on for my taste. The food is similar; we liked some of the things we ordered very much, but others were trying too hard to achieve harmony. On the whole, the fishes...More

Thank blanquetteseguin
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a fantastic place for dinner, I must suggest to visit Park Cafe. It's an intense dining experience! The flavors, the presentation of the plates; every thing played a role for you to enjoy a wonderful dinner. The crab, the tuna, the...More

Thank MariaFrancisPuraVida
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Maria Francis. Thank you so much for your recent visits, introducing friends and family and now kind review. It's been a pleasure to have you with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Richard

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Park Cafe delivers phenomenal food and service that is unparalleled in Central America. Chef Richard Neat combines his Michelin starred talent with the best ingredients available to produce creative dishes that will impress greatly. Tuna, rabbit, foie gras, duck, and other items are prepared in...More

Thank Edward S
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Dear Edward. Genuinely touched that you've enjoyed our efforts at Park Cafe. I wonder how many customers understand their role in gastronomy. Appreciation and encouragement go a long way in justifying the long and strenuous hours that are required to create a decent dinner. I...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We were treated to an amazing meal at this small off the beaten path restaurant. The chef is a mad scientist with their presentation and the service is impecable. The eclectic atmosphere combined with an intimate setting makes Park Cafe a great place to have...More

Thank David F
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Dear David. Thank you very much for your visit, company and review. Rrstaurants are only enjoyable when your customers are appreciative and participate in the ambience of the house. Thank you again. Kind regards. Richard

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had a lovely meal in this very discreet restaurant across from our hotel. The meal set a very high bench mark for our month in Costa Rica. The food was delicious, the location very beautiful and the hosts friendly and welcoming. This was a...More

1  Thank cntaylor
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you very much for the review, it is genuinely a pleasure every time we hear how much someone has enjoyed themselves. Sadly we only get about one review a month as we are a very small restaurant and have a lot of regulars who...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We never got to the meal part, because the owner cancelled our reservation. We were traveling from the U.S., so I made a reservation via email. At first, the owner said he couldn't do that. After another communication, he decided to take our reservation.I explained...More

Thank CeeCeeChicago_IL
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Sorry that the reconfirmation policy -clearly explained on our site- was beyond your comprehension.

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic cuisine, amazing presentation and the owners are lovely people with a precious feeling on how to run one of the best if not THE BEST Restaurant in Costa Rica 😃 Congrats, big respect on what you are doing and thanks to be here in...More

Thank DiveAcademyBallenaBl
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for your visit. It's a pleasure to have the restaurant open and able to meet great people such as yourselves. Shame we had some pond-life last year.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

A unique experience that marries creative recopies, elegant plating and impeccable service located in a beautiful antique shop filled with architectural elements, large pieces of furniture and sculpture enhanced by beautiful floral displays. We were a family of five celebrating a birthday on our last...More

Thank mNewmanStudio
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your visit and review.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

We just had another wonderful meal at the Park Cafe. A lovely evening in the garden, an interesting bottle of wine and the Duck plate was absolutely perfect!

Thank julierC6816EE
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

As always a pleasure to have you with us. Best wishes, Richard and Louise

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15 December 2016|
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 !!!
2 January 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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: Av. de Las Americas 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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