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The Jazz Cafe

$$ - $$$
Bar, Latin, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Los Yoses, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2253 8933
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 18:30
Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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San José
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

It's a good place to hang out, just have to pick a day according to your music taste, they offer a little of everything. The food it's not the best quality I think, so I usually eat first some other place, the one in San Pedro is kind of small, so call first and make a reservation.

Thank jso21
Brewster, New York
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390 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

This is a very casual music venue. They have a proper stage with a good sound system. Each night they offer different genres of live music.Really enjoyed it!

Thank Cynhoff
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

If you like Jazz, this is the place to be during your permanence in San Jose! Nice atmosphere and great players make the Jazz Cafe an international corner quite spicy!!! I suggest also to Jam on Monday night!!

1 Thank Luca B
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Out of the blue stopped in here on a Friday night while a Beatles cover band called Dtour was playing and had an amazing night. For events such as this make an effort to get there early so you get a table. Bartenders and staff are really cool and are quick as they can be considering the crowd

Thank Cristian Z
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Loved this place. Please come and enjoy great music. Today the BeaGirls played and they are an awesome group. Excellent To get here please follow this directions in waze. The directions in the map are not accurate. Use this address: I'm at Lateral Prospero Fernandez, San Rafael, Escazú, drive here using Waze: http://waze.to/lr/hd1u0t36re

Thank Jose A
San Jose, Costa Rica
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231 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Saturday night: 1.Live music 2. Excellent atmosphere 3. Good food : more like fast food but still good. 4. Fair prices Recommended 100%

Thank corina0210
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

We went out looking for a nice live music and it's what we had here. We went to a Sabina and Serrat special concert. It was unbelievable how similar the singers were with the original singers!!! We took beer, a think the price was expensive for the Costa Rican standard but the place worth it. The decoration is nice and... More 

3 Thank Karina L
Miami Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

Jazz Cafe in Escazu, is a great place to enjoy concerts. Check the agenda while in San Jose, you will love we could watch a Victor Wooten´s live concert and nice food, fgood drinks in an elegant ambiance with fantastic music !!!

Thank travelersjo
Sunrise, Florida
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180 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

I always go to the Jazz Café (both venues-San Pedro and Escazu) when I am in the area and there are some English speaking Bands playing Classic Rock and/or Blues. The Bands that I have seen there are made up of exceptional musicians! The food has always been very tasty and good from the Burgers, sandwiches, pastas, pizza and salads... More 

2 Thank Steve A
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

This was absolutely me favourite evening in San Jose. They had a salsa night with a live, 14-piece jazz band an plenty of Salsa dancing! Although I didn't do any dancing myself I had a great time watching everyone and the band was fantastic. The staff were also very helpful and the coconut cocktail was lovely! Really great atmosphere. Would... More 

2 Thank hannahlui

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Latin, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:00 - 18:30
12:00 - 18:30
12:00 - 18:30
12:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Los Yoses, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2253 8933

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?