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Restaurante Silvestre

Calle 3A - Ave. 11 - 955 | Downtown, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
+506 2221 2465
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Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (11 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
“churros” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, International, Contemporary, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Calle 3A - Ave. 11 - 955 | Downtown, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We got dropped off by Uber at this address and couldn't not immediatly locate it. The door is located on Calle 3A on the street, South on Ave 11 and has no signage except for the "S" on the corner of the building. The restaurant...More

Thank roro3i
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow do not get up to pop to the restroom these restaurateurs are desperate to clear your table and take your plate and drinks away even if you haven't seen the dessert menu or asked for the bill, even in a nearly empty restaurant.More

1  Thank Elizabeth F
Andrés Q, Propietario at Restaurante Silvestre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Elizabeth: you were sitting in our terrace, and our waiter inadvertently cleaned your table. Upon realizing that you were not gone, he offered you his apologies. We gave you another glass of wine for free. Later I came over to your table and again offered...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the dégustation menu paired with wine. We had six revisited dishes of traditional Costa Rican cuisine and it was delicious. We started with a small potato dumpling filled with coconut, then an octopus ceviche, a beef soup, a pork tamale and two desserts....More

2  Thank Pablo R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Silvestre on the last night of our 3 weeks trip in Costa Rica. The restaurant was recommended to us by our friend Ines - local from San Jose - and it really was the cherry on the top and one of the...More

Thank Rosita R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic experience of Costa Rican flavours. Food is delicious and of great portion size. It is fairly expensive but very worth it. Atmosphere is excellent and the staff are very helpful

Thank TrailBlazer730707
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place, but did not feel safe with the parking. Besides, prices are kind of expensive... I took my wife to dinner, but we rather choose thai food in Tin Jo next time... sorry if this sound as a critic

Thank Farid O R
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place. It is located in an old Costa Rican high class house and the menu is inspired by Costa Rican flavors and dishes. High end cooking with local ingredients. Had the tasting menu and everyone was pleased. Interesting proposition.

Thank Am M
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We went to typical Sunday lunch after mass, we heard lots of good reviews about this place. We had 3 starters and all were very good, familiar yet very unique, it is a take on Costarican cuisine in a fine dining style, I think it...More

Thank baldilon
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

As we usually do, we took the menu which was proposed by the chef (6 courses with wine). All of the dishes had something special and a little story which came with it. The person responsible for our table was very professional and knew his...More

Thank MART-TOURS
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We went here after to read all the enthusiastic reviews, but we didn’t find it so excellent. The quality and the research in the dishes are good, you can understand the professional chef behinds the food! So the menù is very sophisticated and with high...More

Thank carla t
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Samia J
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Nick Y | Reviewed this property |
30000 was tasting menu I had premium wines which was another 25000 It was exceptional Food, Wine and service was as good as I have had at 3 michilen Star in New York
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Samia J
August 9, 2018|
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Response from carla t | Reviewed this property |
Ops...40$ a person !
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gart1977
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Rob F | Reviewed this property |
There were several families dining the night we were there. But I'd say it depends on the 10 year old.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$65
Cuisine
Latin, International, Contemporary, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3A - Ave. 11 - 955 | Downtown, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2221 2465
  • E-mail
Description
Silvestre is located in one of San José's finest old neighborhoods, inside a house with a 1930's facade, where history becomes the story and XXI century culinary techniques collide with the origins of Costa Rican cuisine. 3 ambiances filled with art, great food and good music.
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