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Gastro Bar en la 38

$$ - $$$
Latin, Bar, International, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
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Avenida 3, calle 38 y 40, Costa Rica
050 88501
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Chilliwack, Canada
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171 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked into the hotel at lunch time and were very hungry after a long bus transfer. We weren't sure if we should go for a big buffet but we're very pleased when we decided to choose that option. The wait staff was very efficient and the food was delicious.

Thank Bonnie S
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The bartender was extremely rude and unfriendly. We went to dinner with a group of 17. We asked if they could service our big group. It took them 30 minutes to move tables together. The restaurant was empty and appeared to be a slow night. Our waitress took another half hour to take our orders. We had to ask if... More 

Thank Yuni M
Newport Beach, California
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244 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Typical hotel bar in a moderate hotel. Nice enough for a night cap if you're staying at the hotel, but not interesting enough to warrant an effort to visit.

Thank SunshineGirl2929
Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Was invited by some friends for dinner. Very nice place the service very good. The menu has a good variety of food and taste very good. Everyone liked the place. Will definitely go back.

Thank MaxAres
Worthing, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We ate here one evening as we were staying in the attached hotel. We shared four of the tapas dishes, all of which were quite nice (some were better value for money than others but overall it wasn't bad) and also had a few drinks. It's a decent option for hotel guests who don't want to travel further afield.

Thank David S
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Took three tapas from typical Costa Rica food. All good with interesting twists. It was not tasteful enough to go the extra mile and be of top quality but still very recommendable if you are interested in Costa Rica food. Seating is very nice with a trendy style.

Thank Tollo
Surrey, England
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

We dined here during our short stay in San Jose and chose it due to previous good reviews and it's close location to our hotel (Crowne Plaza Coribici). It was a 5-10 minute walk away and is situated within the Tryp Hotel. The food was delicious and the setting modern and trendy. There have been some mixed reviews, but we... More 

1 Thank Henny52
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

It's a pretty little lounge in a Wyndham hotel property. The food is relatively uninventive, but interesting and decently prepared lounge food. However, everything, from food to cocktails, tends towards the very sweet side of things - by the end of a series of tapas plates, dessert was completely unnecessary. If you like sugar, this is your place.

Thank saltshaker
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

stayed at the hotel. the restaurant is nice, good service, but that's it. nothing good to say about the food. the ceviche was awful!!. for a FALAFEL plate they charge aprox 10 dlls and it came with 2 FALAFEL balls. looked more like a sampler and wasn't tasty. Italian salad looked also like a sampler. nice place to have a... More 

Thank nad66
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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257 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

My friends and I went here on our last night of a 10 day trip to Costa Rica. The restaurant has a nice modern decor and is conveniently located near Parque la Sabana. Surprisingly, the night we went here the restaurant was pretty much empty. Unfortunately, the food was not great. I became sick immediately after eating my meal, and... More 

Thank snsmith27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Bar, International, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 3, calle 38 y 40, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro
  • Phone Number: 050 88501

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