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Cafe Mundo

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Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2222 6190
05:00 - 12:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 10:30
Fri 11:00 - 12:00
Sat 05:00 - 12:00
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can go to this restaurant for a dish of the day and find a good price and quality food. Also you can go for a dinner and find a nice place in the city for the familiy or your couple.

Thank rurolex
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a mix of old and new styles with amazing world music. I enjoy eating on the old style porch. Staff are sweet. Food is great.

Thank Scott W
Enderby, British Columbia, Canada
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a bit out-of-the-way but very close to our hotel (Hotel Aranjuéz). The cuisine is at its base Italian, lots of pasta dishes and excellent pizza. Not cheap!

Thank Alf H
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not let old, out of date reviews trick you! I fell for that terrible trap too. Decided to spend a lazy summer afternoon with my husband and sister at the city, and we visited this place based on the ratings and reviews... service was poor, appetizers (Café Mundo sampler) felt over fried, too salty, too greasy. As main course... More 

Thank Liss L
Bern, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited that place, because lonely planet totally recommended it (specially for pizza and pasta, what we had). the location at this old colonial house is nice. Service is friendly, nothing to say about that. But the food tastes and looks like fast food (pizza even worse then that). Fatty, everything fried (starter for 2), not homemade at all or... More 

Thank Stella_Jess
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shared the avocado bruschetta stater which was as well as it was large. We had the special of the day. Salmon cooked beautifully. The Shiraz was excellent and reasonable by Costa Rican prices. Go early and eat on the terrace or book. Look at all the rooms as the art work is an experience.

Thank 2onholiday
Gaillac, France
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This well presented, traditional villa with a lovely surrounding terrace made a great setting for dining and it has a lovely atmosphere. Food not exceptional but was good quality and reasonably priced. Staff welcoming and helpful. We had a superb evening.

Thank Angela U
Fuveau, France
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's very cliché ! Mostly expats go there but the food is good and the pina coladas were fantastic !!! The plates are huge and the service is fine.

Thank Sèverine F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Used to be a good place, you could accept the high price for the food, and the atmosphere, but not anymore, now the only good thing is the 3 pieces of bread they serve you at the start, the place is as cute as ever, nice atmosphere, as for the rest, tasteless food, and too expensive

Thank Katia A
Helsinki, Finland
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145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The restaurant was a real find. We had tasty pasta in this beautiful villa just close to the downtown. Service was also excellent and very friendly.

Thank OtsoKa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$100 - US$400
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:00
05:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 6190

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