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Restaurante Silvestre

Calle 3A - Ave. 11 - 955 | Downtown, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
+506 2221 2465
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (11 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
“tartare” (2 reviews)
Latin, International, Contemporary, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 3A - Ave. 11 - 955 | Downtown, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I ate here for our anniversary. It was a quick taxi ride from our hotel and we went there on a recommendation from a couple we met on one of our other excursions. It was a bit pricey, but it was worth...More

Thank Marsha-Lee A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A phenomenally splendid evening. We splurged and did the 6 course chef’s menu with wine pairings, which I think changes frequently. It started off with a lovely croqueta hidden under a diablo figure, and ended with dessert under a giganta, both made of ceramic. Of...More

1  Thank ThomasR312
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came ate here while traveling from the US the service and good was excellent I was so impressed with our 4 course dinner. Not to mention that the decor and ambiance of the restaurant was great! I would recommend this to anyone definitely a...More

2  Thank michelewT8601JB
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went twice to Silvestre, for dinner with a number of friends and for lunch with my wife and son. In both occasions we enjoyed the combination of typical and traditional Costa Rica dishes. It is something different and delicious! Very polite and informative staff.

Thank fjacques777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was such an amazing find! We are so glad we went and would go back anytime we visit again. The food was incredible and tasted amazing. Modern but still cultural. There were also so many cool things going on and the space was...More

Thank JosephL1959
Reviewed October 14, 2018

An ensemble of excellent food, impeccable presentation and professional service where eating becomes an unforgettable experience. I actually met the chef, Santiago, years back at a wedding where he surprised everyone by offering simple, yet incredibly delicious dishes. He was just starting as a chef...More

Thank javk2017
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We've been to Silvestre about four times this year, and each time we try their new sampling menu (it changes every few months), we fall in love all over again. It is probably one of the best restaurants in Costa Rica, if not the best....More

Thank gflastersteing
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing And the service to. great place to enjoy the night. Traditional ingredients customer service perfect I'm so happy to pass the night in that great place . Recommend 100% if you want pass excellent time with your family or friends.

Thank josueq979
Reviewed October 5, 2018

this is a very good restaurant in a country that is not characterized by its good cuisine... in Silvestre, you can taste dishes made based on original-simple dishes in a way that makes them different and surprisingly good. they use fresh and local ingredients only,...More

Thank SabaOmer
Reviewed September 10, 2018

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
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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
Samia J
August 9, 2018|
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Response from carlat592 | Reviewed this property |
Ops...40$ a person !
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$65
Latin, International, Contemporary, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
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
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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