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Park Cafe

Av. de Las Americas 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2290 6324
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (17 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (9 reviews)
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Av. de Las Americas 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Peytonsage
Reviewed 2 days 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
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

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Why do we keep coming back? Simple . . . there is nothing like it in Costa Rica . . . we had a "big birthday" to celebrate and no better place than this. Richard was very busy that night with a full house but...More

Thank alajuelanorth
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear Berni and Nyh. Always a pleasure to have you with us. We're closed now for the season, but look forward to seeing you in November. Very best wishes, Richard

Reviewed 9 July 2017

The setting is arguably artistic and romantic, but there is too much going on for my taste. The food is similar; we liked some of the things we ordered very much, but others were trying too hard to achieve harmony. On the whole, the fishes...More

1  Thank blanquetteseguin
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a fantastic place for dinner, I must suggest to visit Park Cafe. It's an intense dining experience! The flavors, the presentation of the plates; every thing played a role for you to enjoy a wonderful dinner. The crab, the tuna, the...More

Thank MariaFrancisPuraVida
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear Maria Francis. Thank you so much for your recent visits, introducing friends and family and now kind review. It's been a pleasure to have you with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Richard

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Park Cafe delivers phenomenal food and service that is unparalleled in Central America. Chef Richard Neat combines his Michelin starred talent with the best ingredients available to produce creative dishes that will impress greatly. Tuna, rabbit, foie gras, duck, and other items are prepared in...More

1  Thank Edward S
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Dear Edward. Genuinely touched that you've enjoyed our efforts at Park Cafe. I wonder how many customers understand their role in gastronomy. Appreciation and encouragement go a long way in justifying the long and strenuous hours that are required to create a decent dinner. I...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We were treated to an amazing meal at this small off the beaten path restaurant. The chef is a mad scientist with their presentation and the service is impecable. The eclectic atmosphere combined with an intimate setting makes Park Cafe a great place to have...More

Thank David F
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Dear David. Thank you very much for your visit, company and review. Rrstaurants are only enjoyable when your customers are appreciative and participate in the ambience of the house. Thank you again. Kind regards. Richard

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Questions & Answers
16 December 2016|
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 !!!
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
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
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. de Las Americas 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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