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Latin, Costa Rican, Barbecue, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Diagonal | Escazu al Viivero, entrada San Raphael de Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2217 8787
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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So. Calif.
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, clean, modern, "sit-down / fast food", rotisserie chicken restaurant. Atmosphere is bright, pleasant, and casual. Chicken is reasonably good and style of sides is similar to KFC. It is only a block or two from the entrance to the National Stadium where we were headed for an international soccer game between Costa Rica and the US. All the RostiPollo... More 

Thank Nosehair777
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, if you can avoid the San Jose area, you should do so. Whatever you do, don't rent a car and expect to get around easily .... not gonna happen. If you do get a car at the airport, then this little restaurant is practically next door to many of the rental agencies, the Holliday Inn, and the... More 

Thank DaleBarnhart
Pitt Meadows, BC
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202 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Chicken was very flavorful, moist and freshly made. They certainly know how to rotisserie a large chicken. They chopped the chicken in quarters so if you don't want that to be done, let them know (all the juices comes out).

Thank mjbcmjbc
Wichita, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I lived in Costa Rica for about 6 months in college in 2008. When I came back this summer, I had to stop at RostiPollos. Great selection; it's kind of a step up from fast food, but relatively simple good tasting food. Get the Sopa Azteca - seriously. That is one of the things I miss most and I am... More 

Thank Kristen S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here a couple of times, not overwhelming impressed but definitely had a taste of flavor that I was not familiar with. Maybe not 100% Costa Rican authentic food, but was delicious in my opinion

Thank James S
Santa Ana, California
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for take out. Good food, cheap price and across the way from Parque La Sabana. Location was busy all day which is always a good sign. Recommended chicken soup.

Thank gurlale
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was a block away from our hotel so we walked down to it, and were extremely happy that we did. The food is amazing (especially the chicken), the atmosphere is fun and inviting, and the service is great. The staff didn't speak very much English, which can be a little intimidating for your first meal, but we got... More 

Thank Zach W
Cumming, Georgia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in RostiPollo for lunch on recommendation of our Hertz Rental car guy. Had traveled all morning and we needed lunch. Overall good, decent food, nothing profound. Slow getting the check, but from what I have learned, this is Costa Rica.

Thank RobsGame16
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We went here after renting a car at the airport.The place was very clean and staff was friendly and could speak good english. Teh food presentation was excellent and tasted good as well. They had lots of choices and the price was decent.

Thank Girish K
St. John's, Antigua
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We were a bit disappointed. Small portions. Salsa in a packet. No refills on H2O!! The atmosphere was quiet and dark. However, the roaster chickens looked amazing. Would not go back. Guess next time we go to Denny's just next door.

Thank jadenfalconeediting

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Costa Rican, Barbecue, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Diagonal | Escazu al Viivero, entrada San Raphael de Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2217 8787
This is a family restaurant with coffee wood fired rotisserie chicken which is moist and sweet. Fast service and reasonable prices. I had to select BBQ but it is Costa Rican food really

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