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Park Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Sponsored by: Park Cafe

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Exquisite dining experience
1. Exquisite dining experience
"an exquisite dining experience in Richard and Louise’s beautiful home"
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2. You Must Have Dinner Here!
2. You Must Have Dinner Here!
"It's wonderful to have a Chef of this caliber in San Jose."
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3. Best restaurant in Costa Rica
3. Best restaurant in Costa Rica
"phenomenal food and service that is unparalleled in Central America"
Edward S
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US$10 - US$100
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
International, European
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem! I came here by chance as my hotel was on the same street. The food is just delicious and so beautifully presented. Generous portions, too. Richard, the chef, and Louise, the owner of this fabulous antique shop, in which the restaurant is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank arianne r
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We were most fortunate to have dinner at Park Cafe, San José on Thursday 31st May 2018; Not only will the delicious meal there be a highlight of our trip to Costa Rica, but it will also be a wonderfully unique travel memory cherished for...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so lucky to have this restaurant recommended to us by another chef! From arriving to leaving everything was an adventure! We were greeted and seated right among all these beautful antiques where the girlfriend of the chef has her showroom - there is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We try to get here every visit to Costa Rica because their tasting menu is always the best we have eaten anywhere in the world. Chef extraordinaire Richard Neat crafts superb dishes and matches each serving with just the right wine. We brought along some...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank womanseyeview
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is in an antic shop. The atmosphere is really special. The food is magnificent. We’ve had the privilege to take the 5 course menu with wine and every bite was a positive surprise. We have even tested Canadian wine. I did not know,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Plipat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVED thevPark Cafe, but you might not. We are adventurous and enjoy many different foods prepared imaginatively that excite your senses. If you are timid or insecure or have allergies or are quite particular in how something must be cooked then go elsewhere. Chef...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WindshearDon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Distinct restaurant installed in an antiquary, which provides an interesting atmosphere. Food is simply delicious, especially its several "tapas" - rich and imaginative appetizers. The owners (a couple of British people living in Costa Rica), as well the restaurant staff, were very kind and contributed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank fjacques777
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Atmosphere, food and service is amazing. I found it very expensive but again, food is out of this world.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Marisol I
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marisol. Thank you for the very kind review, we are so happy that you enjoyed the restaurant. Just a quick explanation about the high prices. We work with a ruinous 50 % food cost as the imported products are shockingly expensive. One example being...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my family. We had the tasting menu. It is the BEST food I've ever had. The chef has Michelin stars, he serves the food alongside his staff. The menu is accompanied with different selections of wine (chosen for each dish) and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Natalia G
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

A great experience - from the personal and super professional service from the owners and their staff to the creative and tasteful dishes that we enjoyed in beautiful and intimate settings. Worth a visit - I highly recommend it if you are looking for a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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29 January 2019|
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Response from JCG_CR | Reviewed this property |
There is someone there to tell you where to park (at the street) and he stays there to watch your car, that person usually even help you to get to the door of the restaurant, but uber there is also a useful choice, regarding... More
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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