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Grill, Contemporary, Pub, Healthy, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed February 3, 2024

We ate at this cafe due to its proximity to our hotel the night before flying out of Costa Rica. We had some initial problems trying to communicate in English with the wait staff, and we waited a long time to get our food after...watching lots of customers who came in after us get their food before us. The items we got were okay but nothing special. It was difficult trying to order something vegetarian since the menu was not exactly clear on that.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 8, 2024

Great food...Alejandra treated me fantastic. She's great every time. Actually all the severs are great at the establishment along with management.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed November 18, 2023

Food was delicious and very fresh. Would eat here again ! The bathroom was also clean and staff was friendly

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 18, 2023

Very happy with the different options! Bathrooms were clean! Sauces good and food came out very quickly

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 18, 2023

Very delicious chicken and sauces! Big portions! Clean and the staff was super kind! The bathroom was also clean!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 28, 2023

Great food, entertainment for my daughters and very nice service!!!! We had the family box with roasted chicken and a famous Tres Leches dessert

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed June 26, 2023 via mobile

Enjoyed our delicious food and our server Milton was so friendly and helpful. When I asked what the herb was in the frozen lemonade, he brought me an actual leaf!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 26, 2023

Fast service, great food. Ate here 2x while in San Jose as its next door to my hotel. Food was hot, large serving sizes. Would recommend!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 6, 2023

Being stuck at the holiday inn we found this chicken place to have some lunch. Located at the front of the casino (on the main road) Staff were friendly and obliging, helping us get the english menu. Drinks came out quickly. Food, fresh and tasty....Clean and comfy seating. Good place for snacks or lunch.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed April 2, 2022 via mobile

We went today to have lunch at the rostipollos in Escazu, i ordered “arroz con pollo” and the size of the plate was ridiculously small and really expensive for the size. I told the server about it and he called the manager who was really...arrogant and pushy. My bet is that he never had any customer service training. We will never go there again, not only for the food size or average quality, I can’t stand a arrogant and nasty person and even less when it’s the manager of a business and treat the customers the wrong way. By the way his name is “Jose” just in case you have the bad luck to deal with him. Please follow a little advice and if you want to eat something in the area go somewhere else, there are plenty of options cheaper and better.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 4, 2021

I ordered take-out. When I opened my box, the chicken strips were crispy outside-raw inside; the chicken wings where black--burned to the bone, literally; the "yuca" fries at least 2 days old; and the chips... well... the first bite I broke a tooth... that's how...bad this was. Not the first time I have had issues with this restaurant. I think I'll finally give up trying to give it a second chance. Rostipollos: I've given you second chances for over 20 years. A broken tooth with your chips did it for me. Thanks, but no thanks.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Chicken is delicious.Great choice for drinks and other menu items.They are open late into the evening.Convenient location right next to Sabana Park in San Jose.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2019

The chicken fajitas were good and the price for dinner was reasonable. The service was quick and friendly.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

We went here because it was close to our hotel. For relatively inexpensive, ~ $7.50, I got four cold chicken wings drenched in a sauce very similar to Kraft BBQ. I couldn't eat anymore rice or beans, so I probably ordered the wrong thing because...other reviews seem to like it. It's easy and quick, but not my favorite foodMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Our local costa rican friend suggested this restaurant as a spot where the licals go! He was right! When traveling, sometimes a inexpensive lunch with a cod beer is just the thing. The place is old, and kinda cool and NOT fast food feeling. But...for locals, this is a regular spot and should be when you need anything Chicken! In this world of KFC and Taco Bell, fight the urge and visit a home town haunt like this. The service for us was ok...i wouldnt expect excellent service...or alot of English spoken. But...then...sometimes its just what you need! Good inexpensive food!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Rosti - San Jose is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5