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Cafeteria Giaccomin

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Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2288 3381
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is one of the most traditional Costa Rican cafeterias... great pastries and cookies, great place to have coffee or even lunch. Nice setup too! I think you´ll like it!

Thank Gaby S
Escazu, Costa Rica
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Very expensive for what you are getting. They serve coffees, teas, pastries and cakes. I was not impressed by the quality of what I had, the coffee was good. Good parking and a nice garden setting.

Thank Broho
San Jose
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

When I think of Giacomin, my memories go way back. This bakery has the best mini pizzas for kids and sweets for parties or to accompany a coffee. The sandwiches are really good as well. I really recommend this!

Thank Enrique C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

I go to Giaccomin Santa Ana very often. Since it is located next door to Automercado Supermarket (the best supermarkets in Costa Rica), I enjoy a lot watching people go and forth. Their big windows do not hide anything.

Thank William R
San Jose, Costa Rica
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

It's where the middle aged ladies tend to lunch. A sort of 'conservative' feel. The food is fine, unlicensed so you are stuck with soft drinks & coffee's etc, which again are fine but unexciting. You don't find yourself thinking 'I can't wait to come back'. Give them a $100 bill & the waiter will go into a state of... More 

Thank worldtraveller10538
San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is a very nice coffee shop! Pastries and cakes are good, the service it's excellent, enjoy your coffee at te terrace.

1 Thank Rebe1311
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

Nothing good to write about this place. Pastries are very mediocre. Even the coffee, in a country of great coffee, this place did not cut it. Do not bother coming here. So sorry.

2 Thank Willow456
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

This is a very good coffee shop! Pastries and cakes are good, not amazing. Service is excellent and quick.The environment around it is awesome. You have this good clean terrace with trees around it in which you can sip your coffee and enjoy. I loved it!

Thank Maria A
Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Best chocolates in Costa Rica, excellent service and beautiful setting !! Have a cappuccino on the terrace Recommended 100%

2 Thank Jorge S
Heredia, Costa Rica
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

This is an excellent coffee shop. The pastries are different and out of this world. It is clean and the food is consistently good, and you really get service with a smile.

1 Thank crafterincr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2288 3381

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