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Le Monastere

Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2228 8515
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (5 reviews)
“caesar salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant for romantic occasions. Panoramic view over the city, best to go at night. Great food variety.

1  Thank marcomalcotti
Reviewed 3 January 2018

One of the best meals we have ever had. The view of San Jose is just amazing. Went with the specials and they were wonderful

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Great views, food was good, service was good. Very unique place and very quaint. A little musty but to be expected for a place that was built in early 1900's.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 January 2018

I was here about 3 months ago for a dinner with my girlfriend, the location is a bit far and not easy access for everyone. But the restaurant is awesome and the same with the food. I'd recommend this place for evening dinners because of...More

1  Thank Carlos Mauricio C
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We went to le monastere on New Year’s Eve The view of San Jose at night is absolutely stunning. The staff and management were delightful and went out of their way to make sure we had a great evening.the food was good - in particular...More

1  Thank Joan D
Reviewed 17 December 2017

The view alone is worth having dinner here. Table side Caesar salad. - awesome soups. The Sea Bass with Shrimp and Hot Tomato sauce was terrific. Steaks were great too! Service impeccable.

1  Thank DBS5687
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband came here for dinner even after reading some negative reviews. I️ cannot say enough about it! The view was breathtaking and the food was cooked perfectly! My husband got chicken parm and I️ got beef tenderloin with escargot. My beef was...More

1  Thank Jenine N
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Service, food and view very good. I had the robalo Diabla and it was tasteful. The location is up hill and very nice!!

1  Thank Goodhint
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Without exaggeration the worst meal we’ve ever had a restaurant. The fish we ordered was so tough it was inedible. It’s such a shame because the view is staggering. The staff appear embarrassed by the costumes they are made to wear and can hardly bring...More

Thank UncleVanya2014
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Quite expensive but the quality of the service, food and the overall ambience is worth the price. Some reviews state slow service but I see the service as slow to allow you to relax and have an enjoyable evening. Much like a fine restaurant in...More

1  Thank Mark E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 8515
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