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Park Cafe

Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2290 6324
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (16 reviews)
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hours
French, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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 235 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

If you find yourself in San Jose, do yourself a favor and do not miss eating at this hidden gem of a restaurant. Richard, the Chef, and his partner, Louise have created a totally beautiful and unique experience. You can dine in the garden or...More

Thank suzselmo
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Suzanne and Bryon. A real pleasure to have you with us. Thanks a lot and good luck with everything. Best. Richard

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 21 January 2018

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 22 January 2018

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 days ago via mobile

Finding this restaurant was the highlight of my trip to San Jose. Menu and preparation exceeded expectations — on par with anything you would find in ny, la or London. Food and wine pairing were terrific. Chef is great with seafood and meats. Enjoyed the...More

Thank Vg331
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for the review. So happy you enjoyed yourselves with us. Bèst. Richard

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went at Park Cafe for our last evening in San Jose and we were not disappointed ! The food is amazing, and the service is exceptional. Ricardo will welcome you and make sure you have a great moment at Park Cafe, while Richard is...More

Thank MaxuPichu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Park Cafe is a simply amazing place for a special dinner. We went along and enjoyed the tasting menu to celebrate our recent engagement. The service was perfect - friendly, informative and attentive, without being too fussy. The tasting menu itself was incredible - better...More

Thank Daniel H
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Daisy and Dan. Thanks so much for your visit. Congratulations on your engagement and good luck with everything. Best. Richard

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not end up going to this place but I had an experience none the less with this restaurant I’d like to share that was unique: I’ve requested a reservation via email two weeks in advance. Richard - the owner-responded quickly. He was very...More

Thank Klara T
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Klara. Thank you for the mail. I probably refuse two or three tables a day where the correspondence starts with "I will be in SJ and I want a table." You sounded so kind, such fun, I really looked forward to having you with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to this restaurant with a high expectation. Richard Neat´s reputation preceeded the choice we made and it fully satisfied our expectations. Come prepared to have a nice and cozy conversation while you enjoy the full degustation menu. Richard himself will be serving the...More

Thank GabrielGos
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Gabriel. Thanks so much for your visit and review. Really happy that you had a great moment with us. Best wishes. Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At noon we were in the park nearby and found the restaurant in the lonely planet travel guide. We quickly walked by and didn‘t really knew what we‘re expecting. Ricardo welcomed us at the door and we wer invited to come inside for a quite...More

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

Thank you so much. We really enjoyed having you with us. Best wishes, Richard and Ricardo.

Reviewed 10 March 2018

When world-famous chef Richard Neat personally greeted my friends and I outside before our dinner, we knew we were in for a very special evening. We decided to try the pairing (including wine pairings) and were treated to 12 courses of increasingly ambitious, creative and...More

Thank Scuba2012
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Guys. Thank you for the visit, your company and the kindest review. I'm really touched and so happy you appreciate our efforts. Hope to see you again in CR. Very best wishes. Richard, Louise and Ricardo

Reviewed 9 March 2018

So my wife and I tried to visit this restaurant on two occasions and unfortunately they were closed. Anyway we passed today on route to taking my parents to the airport and it was open. We parked up with a great chap outside helping with...More

Thank peterbow
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Dear Peter. Thank you so much for the visit and bringing your parents here. So happy you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again soon. By the way, the tapas menu is alsp available at dinner as well as the menu degustation. Best wishes. Richard,...More

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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$100
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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