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Gastro Bar en la 38

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Avenida 3, calle 38 y 40, Costa Rica
050 88501
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Newport Beach, California
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237 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 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.

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Thank SunshineGirl2929
Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

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Thank MaxAres
Worthing, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 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.

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Thank David S
Luxembourg
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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.

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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 

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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.

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Thank saltshaker
Israel
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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 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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256 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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 

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Thank snsmith27
Tilaran, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

I've been a customer of this restaurant for the past 3 years, so basically I'm going to relay my experience from the many times (dozens!) that I've visited Gastro Bar en la 38. I find the service to be very good and personal. The staff goes the extra mile if you ask for something special, and this applies to the... More 

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Thank Mauricio D
Paris
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised by their inventive tapas menu and their own beer. l love how they used traditional Costa Rican foods and created beautiful and tasty tapas. Try that patacones with tuna and mangos. Yummy! The bar itself is modern and welcoming. The service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, International, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?