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Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral

Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
+506 2222 5022
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (42 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stepped into El Patio after shopping along the pedestrian walk on Central Avenue. I was greeted quickly and seated at a table along the bar. Donny who was my waiter provided excellent and friendly service. They have a large selection of drinks and food. I...More

Thank aromab34
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really like the atmosphere there and It’s located in the center of the town. The service is excellent: very polite and quick! We didn’t appreciate the food so much. The menu is so touristique. The cocktails are full of sugar and the food not...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was really the only place we ate at. We went back because we knew it was good and we were not to sure of some of the surrounding places.

Thank geri A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here many times never disappointed. This occasion was 2 adults and 2 children. Good menu for both age groups. Also have healthy choices and once before I ate a personal pizza very good. They can handle large groups also.

Thank J0hn_fr0m_Calif0rnia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have only been in Costa Rica for a week or so, so I am by no means an expert on local cuisine, but this place was pretty uninteresting food-wise. It was a nice venue with high ceilings and cute decor with lush plants. The...More

Thank canadianmothergoose
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner here and our waiter, Donny Alvarez, was charming and very helpful. Great place to sit and watch the world go by while eating delicious, local food.

Thank Kate R
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is too expensive for the food they serve. Staff are nice and kind but no so much you could say that's impressive

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Costa Rican food, and especially the service of our waiter Donny Alvarez. Donny was cheerful, helpful, quick, and spoke English far better than we spoke Spanish. The food was tasty, the restaurant was clean, and we enjoyed our table right next to...More

Thank 828TJA
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautiful clear roof for sunlight to come in, beautiful plants, like a real colonial patio house. The food was delicious, Elizabeth was my waitress, very profesional and kind. Really nice place.

Thank Juan A
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant for lunch, attracted by its airy and open seating area and varied menu (which suited us as a family with mixed preferences). All of the food was very nice: especially the pizza and chicken and rice dish. Our waitress was...More

Thank Gillrj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 5022
  • E-mail
Description
The Award Winning "El Patio" restaurant is located facing Avenida Central, San Jose's most visited pedestrian boulevard. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of international and typical Costa Rican dishes and drinks in a pleasant and relaxing setting. In our menu you will find meat and seafood dishes, pastas and risottos, soups and salads, sandwiches and hamburgers, and many local specialties. Live music every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
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