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La Terrasse French Cuisine

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Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
+506 8939 8470
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I lived in France for a while so I'm very picky about what I consider "good" French food. This restaurant was definitely one of the best French culinary experiences I've had outside of France. From the waiter, whose demeanor and sense of humor is unequivocally French, to the decor, and the chef herself, Patricia...everything was outstanding. We had several appetizers... More 

1 Thank Alice B
Monterrey, México
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every piece of time spent was simply outstanding; from environment to gourmet meal to personal care from owner and chef

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Hollywood, Florida
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It seems that La Terrasse has been at the top of the list on several social networks for some time now. The reviews seem to good to be true. My wife and I had to check it out. As it turns out, the hype is completely justified. Co-owner, Gerald, greets you at the door. "Once you step in here, you... More 

1 Thank Gacho
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we were in San Jose, Costa Rica on Valentine's Day, we decided to splurge, and reserved a table at La Terrasse. The chef of La Terrasse is Patricia Richer, and her husband, Gerald, is the waiter, wine steward and genial host. Together, they served us one of the best meals we have ever had. And in such lovely, intimate... More 

1 Thank vicwarren2016
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

La Terrasse is a special place. Its obscure location in Barrio Amon veils what leads to a charming ambiance that is distinctly French and feels like home. The chef and her husband create a magical experience through their personal attention, perfectly prepared dishes with high quality, fresh ingredients and impeccable presentation. I highly recommend the mascarpone, goat cheese and fresh... More 

3 Thank Kim O
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to La Terrasse for dinner. The first time on a business trip two years ago was so special that my colleague and I could hardly wait to dine there again this trip. La Terrasse is unique. The restaurant is small and elegant and the food is amazing. I have dined in fine restaurants in many... More 

2 Thank Karen L
Eureka, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I have been traveling regularly to Costa Rica for about 8 years. I discovered La Terrasse (then in a different location, in an old hotel, a few blocks from its current location in Bario Amon). I had little exposure to French Cuisine and was surprised and delighted by the quality, freshness and presentation of the meal. Everything was fresh, delicious,... More 

3 Thank cozpop
London, UK
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295 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We found La Terrasse through the Trip Advisor ratings which enthused. It is not easy to find, our taxi driver was surprised to find a restaurant in a private house and it took a while for us to get in but when you finally enter you arrive in a corner of Provence in San Jose. There is a short a... More 

1 Thank mfranks911
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I'd consider this one of my favorites French restaurants, food is tasteful, Also a great service and it does fulfills you. Totally worth the price.

1 Thank Esteban P
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must do different experience if you live in San Jose. Very French (maybe a little cliched), good solid French cooking, interesting venue which is the owner's home so better for a quiet night rather than a large group.

2 Thank maude074

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$35
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 8939 8470

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?