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La Casona de Laly

) #62 of 558 Restaurants in San Jose $$ - $$$, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Santa Ana, Escazu y Rotonda la Bandera | San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2288 5807
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“patacones” (7 reviews)
“ceviche” (8 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Santa Ana, Escazu y Rotonda la Bandera | San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviews (122)
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a family place that both locals and tourists in the know eat. Reasonable prices and great local food. seating is tight and the place is always busy but don't miss out on the true local experience. I always want to eat here as...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went to the Escazu one of this restaurant 'mini' chain. Very modern, clean and tried to keep its rustic/local roots! Very busy at lunchtime with locals - not much English spoken and menu just in Spanish - but a really buzzy place. Good value, well...More

Thank Guillods
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a good place to eat local dishes. Its very simple, nothing fancy. Went to La Bandera place and was clean. A little too close to the street but did not affect the experience. It is a very affordable menu.

Thank Gilberto V
Reviewed 20 September 2016

If asked for a good place for tipical Costa Rican food, I would say this is a good place. It has a lot of room, and is crowded at times, although atmosphere is nice, very rustic. Food is good, it has plenty of dishes and...More

Thank Tatingf
Reviewed 7 September 2016

A nice new versión of La Casona de Laly now in Guayabos de Curridabat, in a very nice House with a garden, a pond with ducks that kids will love, excelent food and Service.

Thank Raquel M
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Local and travel-experienced friends all recommended this place. We ended up coming twice, just to taste more of the menu selection. Stay away from hamburger and the Mexican dishes. Get the Costa Rican specialties: Patrulla (Chifriho), sopa negra, patacones, ceviche, and wash it all down...More

Thank Jeffrey A. M
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Love visiting this place on a regular basis and every time I have visitors usually take them there to have a taste of authentic local dishes. Regarding the service, feels like the waiters are mad at you for visiting and takes forever to get them...More

Thank Kenny A
Reviewed 1 December 2015

In the 11 years in escazu,The best local food in Costa Rica.Menu remains the same.Rapid service.Fair prices,good portions.Once I left my Panama hat on the table,started walking home and one of the waitresses ran down the street to return it to me.A lot of tv...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 August 2015

we ate the "casona specialty" plate which is typical costa rican cuisine and loved every bite. we also tried the cheese appetizer and liked it a lot, service was nice and fast and the prices were right for the plates. the ambiance fit the area...More

Thank maria s
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We have been at La Casona de Laly a few times in the past. The restaurant is on a house located on the corner of a street and may not look much from outside, but inside the food and service are great. It is sort...More

Thank D G
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Joaquín R
horario de apertura?? abre los domingos??
9 October 2016|
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Response from Daniel C | Reviewed this property |
muy buenaas saludos. si como dice el compañero el horario y te lo recomiendo es muy muy buenoo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Ana, Escazu y Rotonda la Bandera | San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2288 5807
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