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Park Cafe

Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2290 6324
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Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Exquisite dining experience
"an exquisite dining experience in Richard and Louise’s beautiful home"
Jonathan B
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2. You Must Have Dinner Here!
"Treat yourself and bask in Richard's culinary and hospitality skills"
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3. Best restaurant in Costa Rica
"phenomenal food and service that is unparalleled in Central America"
Edward S
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1 - 10 of 222 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to treat ourselves for our last night in Costa Rica before flying home and this place did not disappoint. We were welcomed by Richard when we arrived who chatted with us for a bit. We had the tasting menu - really creative beautiful...More

Thank suzy951
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a truly superb gourmet dining experience, the Park Cafe shouldn't be missed. We didn't book far enough in advance on one visit to San Jose and were sorely disappointed but not this time. We participated in the 'Tasting menu'(degustation) where various courses are paired...More

2  Thank Peytonsage
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the visit and review. As always, we enjoy people such as yourselves in our home, it makes the cooking so much more enjoyable. Best wishes, Richard

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was completely empty when we arrived. They claimed they did not have our reservation for 3. It was a Friday night and we were dressed up and looking forward to a great dinner. The host was incredibly rude all errors must be on...More

1  Thank Weid5620
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes we were fully booked to our capacity  eight tables the night you visited us, though obviously with people who managed to master our rather straight forward reservation system. Our site clearly says do not make reservations through third parties as we have an impossible...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this lovely "secret place" for my wife's birthday, the Chef himself welcome us, they reserved the best spot for us with an awesome view to the garden ,the waiters came every few minutes to check that the small rain didn't affect our...More

Thank TheChauffeur1
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review, we are all so happy that you enjoyed yourselves with us at Park Cafe. Kind regards, Richard et al.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is more than a great restaurant, it also contains a great collection of artifacts and antiques. The owners Richard and Louise were excellent hosts and very welcoming. We had no idea the dining space would be so interesting and the food was exceptional....More

Thank djvh
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. We are all thrilked that you enjoyed yourselves with us at Park Cafe and more importantly had a great time in Costa Rica. Best wishes. Richard

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this sublime place last night. It was an exquisite dining experience in Richard and Louise’s beautiful home. We were seated in a courtyard garden surrounded by beautiful antiques. It felt like an eclectic mix of Kandy in Sri Lanka and Ubud in Bali....More

Thank Jonathan B
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jonathon. Thank you so much for the visit and review. A pleasure to have you with us. Kind regards, Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was here with my family for my father’s birthday and it was a really perfect evening. The place is lovely : you will eat surrounded by ancient pieces of art. All the staff is very attentive. They want you to have a nice evening....More

Thank Q0L
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Quentin and family. Thank you so much for sharing your fathers birthday with us at Park Cafe. We had a great time with you too. Very best of luck with the rest of your trip. Kind regards, Richard, Louise and Ricardo

Reviewed 26 October 2017

For many years I been going in Park Cafe. I love that they have tables in the garden, despite that chef is English, some how he can cook. Different fusion dishes, that you will enjoy. Its not a cheap place but I recommend, even with...More

Thank Mashalarusa
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Simply fantastic. Went a few months ago following a friend recommendation. Great service as well....

1  Thank crobert555
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thank you for the visit and review. We're closed now for the season and will re-open in November. Hope to see you then. Regards. Richard

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since we visited Park Cafe but the idea of writing a review kept popping up in my mind. So, here we go. We spend our winter (Europe) holiday in Costa Rica and decided to give us a treat on New Year's...More

1  Thank Chiember
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thank you for the visit and review. Also for a little understanding. I really want to be that guy who so cool, so relaxed..........but people might not like the food. Regards. Richard

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cyninmin
16 December 2016|
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Response from motos23 | Reviewed this property |
yes as far as I know , they do, but better if you call before, any way its better to have a reservation as the restaurant is small and they are quite full !!!
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luckylinda884
3 January 2015|
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Response from pau20102014 | Reviewed this property |
yes of course they speak English, Richard and luis are both from england. be rest assured they will give answer to your doubt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$100
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2290 6324
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