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Sofia Restaurante Mediterraneo Arte & Cultura

Barrio Escalante | Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2224 5050
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb dishes” (6 reviews)
“baklava” (3 reviews)
“turkey” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Barrio Escalante | Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cozy ambiance, excellent service, great food! Try grilled octopus, lamb chops and stew, green peppercorn steak! Fresh fish and veggie dishes are great too! Tip: Start with the Sofia assorted platter while ordering!

Thank Molly D
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was our final dinner in Costa Rica. We went to the Gastronomica area by Uber and this was the first stop. Never got further. They have something for all. If you like Mediterranean food you will love this place. The owner is Turkish and...More

Thank bigdadwangchung
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The place is nice and cozy, the service is outstanding and one of the waiters is a truly polyglot which makes the experience richer, they have a large menu with mediterranean and turkish dishes. Any way your try their lamb, is a win, you won't...More

Thank Nitocr
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I ve been here many times. Never got disappointed with my favorite dish "lamb shoulder". It is a must in this place. Soft, juicy, well prepared and cooked. I tried their other dishes as well which are also very tasty however I categorize this place...More

Thank har s
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Sofia is an amazing restaurant and a must visit for when you are in Costa Rica. We dined here for lunch and dinner and both were spectacular. The menu has a variety of options and the owner, who diligently visits each table throughout their meals,...More

Thank Talin B
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant ! Great food and service is nice. Well located in a very trendy neighborhood of San Jose. Will come back !

Thank Fabiortizgoico
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely, reasonably priced restaurant. The shrimp risotto was absolutely incredible, as was the assorted appetizer plate. We were disappointed by the chocolate souffle, but I believe we ordered the wrong dessert for this restaurant. The owner was attentive and delightful.

Thank Sabrina L
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed sunday lunch at this buzzing restaurant. I chose a lamb stew off the specials menu which had delicious flavours. My husband chose the tuna fillet salad which was also very tasty. It was very hard to decide what to order as the whole menu...More

Thank LeeAnn M
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We went here on our last night, hoping for a good meal - and it exceeded our expectations. The staff were great, food fabulous (especially the lamb), good decor and ambience - all in all a bit of the mediterranean in Costa Rica. A perfect...More

Thank Guillods
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Romantic Mediterranean restaurant in trendy Barrio Escalante and worth the price. Great service and wide selection and for Central America a very extensive wine list. This is a good spot for a hot date, special event or when in the mood for lamb or other...More

Thank LS M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:59 - 23:00
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
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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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