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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
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 18:30
Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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New Glasgow, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Stopped in here for a few last drinks on the last night of our trip to Costa Rica. So glad we did. Latin band grooved HARD and as a musician I was thoroughly impressed by the talent and quality of the live entertainment. Drinks were not cheap but not unreasonable. Excellent night - went intending to stay maybe an hour,... More 

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NYC
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155 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this club while bar hopping in the neighborhood. Good sound and sight lines. Calypso band and was OK, but we understand there are not a lot of options in San Jose. Fine drinks and wait staff. Note - there is a different bar called Jazz Cafe in Escazu, which has rock bands.

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Thank M R K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We went on a reggae / ska night randomly. Music was good, crowd was a little eccentric but it was good fun. Drinks were good, service was a bit slow and it wasnt packed. Was a good laugh though.

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Thank RSC838
Atlanta, Georgia
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92 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

We went on a thursday night and weren't expecting too much, we just wanted somewhere to eat and chill. However, we got an incredibly talented beat-boxer and a very entertaining rock band. It wasn't quite jazz, but I really liked both performances. The live show started at 9pm (we thought it was 7pm so we got there way early) and... More 

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Alajuela
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

Two weeks ago I went to Jazz Cafe Escazu with my son for a rock music concert with local bands and really like this place it is small for no more than 500 persons. It has two bars and one VIP side in the second floor I didn`t try the food but it looks ok, the prices are good it... More 

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Thank Greivin S
Ajijic
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

We went for the jazz, had a terrible and wobbly table and flaminco dancing instead of jazz. Very disappointing - confirm the entertainment before enterring.

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Thank AjijicDrron
Queretaro City, Mexico
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

One of the few places in San José with live shows, good drinks and decent food.

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Thank Nesterix1
San Jose Costa rica
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

little dark concert hal with live music and food. Enjoyd salsa, jazz, regea and all great bands of latin america

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Thank CalloCr
San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

You can ALWAYS find live music in either San José or Escazú! Jazz Café features everything from jazz, rock, tropical Latin music, fusion, world music and more!! Food is NOT the best so I suggest you go have dinner at a nice restaurant before the concert and then go have a great time with live music. You should always try... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Offers a variety of music and at times an open mic night. There two, one in San Pedro and the other in Escazu. The entrance fee keeps rising, which is a little disappointing and the menu prices are average for this type of place. The food is fairly good and the service is always friendly. If you go a few... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Latin, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 18:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 18:30
Thursday
12:00 - 18:30
Friday
12:00 - 18:30
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?