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Sofia Restaurante Mediterraneo Arte & Cultura

Barrio Escalante | Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2224 5050
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (15 reviews)
“hummus” (5 reviews)
“meatballs” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Barrio Escalante | Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great evdnjng at Sofia Restaurante. For starters we had fish carpacchio and hummus. For main course we chose lamb shoulder and tenderloin with shrimp, which were all cooked the perfection. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, the staff are...More

Thank LadyMullen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice people... music, romantic table for couples...family dinner, friends meet up...so wonderful dished so yummy with balance good flavor and for me the BEST restaurant in Costa Rica 🇨🇷👌👍

Thank AmigaKristine2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we seemed to have come on a bad day for dinner - there were multiple dishes unavailable from the menu and the main courses that were served seemed to be reheated and not of the quality we were expecting after seeing some of the...More

1  Thank Rennie C
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The food in this place is excellent, especially the lamb but there are options for vegetarians too. Portions are a bit small for my liking. It seemed one of the waitresses wasn’t too happy to spend her Sunday night working.

1  Thank Jelena942
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

I ordered a mixed seafood plate and it was delicious. There was a live performance there, I usually not quite like it but I had fun, surprisingly

1  Thank Michał Z
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

She said:"It's the best restaurant I ever ate at" A 24 years old woman from Montreal. Indeed every plate, appetizer or main dish is exceptional. The lamb, a paleta de cordero today,is a specialty of the house. The quality of this cured meat is rare...More

2  Thank lucquesnel
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I consider myself a food guru. I have been to top restaurants in the world owned by remarkable chefs like Del Posto, Juan Mari Arzak, Michael Anthony, and Roca brothers. I also have been visited local restaurants that make great food. I do know what...More

1  Thank Uluc O
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Can’t beat this Mediterranean restaurant if you’re looking for authentic food and flavors. Must try the mixed platter, the tortellini, the squid, and the tuna.

1  Thank Jorge S
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The place is nice and cozy. AC will help to make the stay more pleasant. A complementary salad is a nice touch. The list of wines is limited. We had the stuffed eggplants and the sea food grill. The food was not very tasty. We...More

1  Thank MLGG2000
Reviewed 26 February 2018

While on a reasonably long layover in San Jose, we needed to NOT be in an airport. We heard Barrio Escalante, specifically Calle 33 & Avenida Central would be an area that fit the vibe we usually search for. We stopped at Sofia on a...More

2  Thank AlliejKruse
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:15 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Escalante | Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2224 5050
  • E-mail
The Mediterranean is our reason of being, with a wider concept that doesn't only include the food but also the health, the arts, the conversations and the friendships that are born in our table. Our influences come from the culinary and culturally richness of 22 Mediterranean countries.
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