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) #31 of 568 Restaurants in San Jose $ Latin, ,
Calle 9, San Jose 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2221 1369
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“casado” (22 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
“rice” (11 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Calle 9, San Jose 00000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very basic; not anything to write home about. My husband had the empanadas and they were "edible" but he wouldn't order it again. I had the fruit salad with ice cream. The ice cream was actually mostly melted neopolotan ice cream which...More

Thank April F
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Old fashioned mom n pop sorta restaurant with good food, some feisty senoras waitresses and inexpensive delicious food....highly recommended!

Thank Jay1039
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place. It has a nice old time establishment feel to it, wood decor, framed pictures, leather menu. I ordered casados and it had a long stringy hair buried deep within the food. My girlfriend's glass of Coca-Cola also had...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Friendly and interesting place. Food is good and the spot is quiet while you watch the world go by. Historic

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in San Jose. It is a local restaurant serving typical tico food in the centre of town at a very reasonable price. We opted for casados (chicken and beef) and they were really good. It is served as a set...More

Thank Lara S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Frozen in time, 100 year old eatery. Popular among locals and visitors. Basic local food and drinks. Will try the coffee and tres leche next time.

Thank Sanjay M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

this over 100 year old eatery is a pit stop for all. The food is typical American fare mixed with local favorites. You feel like you are taken back in time here, as the decor has probably not changed in 50 years, but that is...More

Thank romero714
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Had dinner at Chelles and enjoyed it. Its not too much on the menu, but you can get Costa Rican basics at reasonable prices - and most of all tasty! I liked the house salsa picante which is on each table and my girlfriend also...More

Thank Worldpacker77
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Started off well, food was decent, service was good till about 9pm when possibly locals arrived. Had finished dinner and was planning on dessert and another drink and after catching my servers attention not once, twice, or even three times just went straight for the...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great location right on the pedestrian street. We had great service. Enjoyed their rib meal which includes yucca and salad. They have great condiments on the table and we purchased a bottle of their chelles salsa. And it wasn't expensive.

Thank Marie S
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How was the service? Were the waiters burly .
12 April 2017|
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Response from Lara S | Reviewed this property |
The service was perfectly fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 9, San Jose 00000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2221 1369
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