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Avenida 1 or 2, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2223 4434
07:00 - 21:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was on the poor side, but I had been here a few years ago and wasn't surprised, and it didn't bother me too much. However, I ordered a veggie burger and not only was it terrible, I wasn't even sure what the stuff on it was supposed to be! My last trip here - I went several times years... More 

Thank Tim J
Rochefort en Terre, France
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I was disappointed because I'd heard good things about this restaurant. I ordered the daily special, 3 courses for 3,800 colones. The soup starter was very good, the main was edible in parts and the dessert was wholly inedible.

Thank thatsagoodname
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Vishnu is a great restaurant chain and concept. The location I visited was quite spacious and able to serve large groups or accommodate one person comfortably. I went alone and later with my boyfriend and enjoyed people watching from a window booth. The menu has many options for sweet desserts and savory snacks, as well, as an array of smoothies... More 

Thank Hayley M
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

If you are a veggie and are sick of rice and beans this is the place for you. We ate here twice lovely fresh juices and nice food reasonably priced.

Thank WilfsMum1
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I had an pretty average experience the first time ate there. So what I reasoned with myself! And decided to give them a second try. I played safe and ordered spaghetti thinking how can they screw that up? Boy, was I wrong - it was served bland with watery sauce, cheese and some meat look alike vegetarian contraption. The waitress... More 

1 Thank Easy_trekker2000
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

It is rather nice to see a local veg chain fighting against the invasion of the global bigchains. The food is varied - standard fast food choices like hamburgers sit alongside healthier salad options. Filled with locals - the staff are functional only so don't expect extraordinary service. Prices are great for CR standards.

Thank Nancy J
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I came across this restaurant with my dad while we were walking around the city. Intrigued by the name, we went in and had a very pleasant vegetarian meal. Ordered the lasagna and a spaghetti. They came with a generous serving of salad and bread. There is also free wifi! If I ever visit San Jose again, I will go... More 

Thank apple_kaurr
Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

If you like the 'menu of the day' you are in luck for lunch with a variety of good vegetarian food, drink, soup, desert, etc. A la carte is ok but there deserts are excellent.

Thank Errol P
Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Vishnu has a few locations around the city, we went to the big one that's more like a sit-down restaurant than a take-away place. The price is amazing, so very affordable for what you get. That being said, the ambiance is a bit like a cafeteria, not someplace you'd go and linger over a meal. The set meal is a... More 

Thank Tim H
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We had a hard time finding Vishnu. It was not where Google Maps said it would be. We asked around and eventually found it - turns out there are about 6 locations around the city. The food was very good and the portions were large. Staff spoke limited English and menu was in Spanish. We got by just fine with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 1 or 2, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2223 4434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?