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Restaurante Nuestra Tierra

$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
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Calle 15 | Frente de la Plaza de la Democracia, San Jose, Costa Rica
06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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Fayetteville, NC
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've eaten breakfast here twice. It's best described as touristy kitsch with "comida típico" (typical Costa Rican cuisine). The cool thing is that it is a touristy restaurant primarily for Costa Rican tourists (though you'll see foreigners there too). Think Cracker Barrel in Chepe. The breakfast is good. I like the "desayuno completo".

Thank Mike M
White Plains, New York
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wait staff were very helpful in guiding us through the large menu. The waiter spoke excellent English and recommended several local dishes that were very tasty. Portions are large. As always the chicken, rice and beans were top of the list along with some tasty appetizers and Bavaria Blonde beer. The decor is as eclectic as it gets with... More 

Thank rasNY
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place if you are on a budget. The food is always fresh. They have a wide variety of dishes. I did not like the fact that restrooms are too close to sitting areas. Great location for one day tours of San José as a safe base.

Thank Li R
San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is very well almost in front of Plaza de la Democratia, a very nice and well located. The view very well. They have a nice arrangement inside and outside, with traditional things, with big dolls dress in traditional costume, and a lot of nice adorns not all it fit well The food is good but be prepare to... More 

Thank Nico S
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cozy place where you can go to eat and also it's a place where you can have good conversations. I loved the "chorreao coffee" and we tried the tortillas and they were really good. The prices are not so cheap, but it's worth it. I loved the decoration and the attention is so lovely, they definitely have... More 

Thank Greidy C
Mt Prospect, IL
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155 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The decor is definitively kitschy starting at the curb. For a touristy place, we were surprised to see a fair number of locals there for dinner. It is centrally located close to museums and hotels that are popular with tour groups like the Sleep Inn. It offers a large menu but we recommend sticking to the tried and true local... More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Food was reasonably good. I did like fish ceviche, herbal salad dressing. However, a bit on expensive side considering rather sloppy service. Everybody from the airport transfer driver to the hotel reception clerk recommended it as the please for the local food. I did not go anywhere else in San Jose, so nothing to compare with.

Thank Emil M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by the stuff of our hotel. And it worth it absolutely. We had one english speaking waiter who was fast, friendly and helpful. Food is not cheap but fot that what u get is it definitly fair. The quality of meat and fish was awesome. Drinks were not less...we were happy and gave a good tip.

Thank Sub Z
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Food is way too expensive and not that tasty. Staff are not friendly and never smile. It's just a tourist trap, we didn't see any locals. Don't waiste your money in here.

Thank ismenai
Greenville, South Carolina
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

After a tour of the National Museum which was wonderful we had a recommendation for this restaurant which was not a disappointment. The service was top notch. The food was very Tico and delicious. But the Margherita was OMG superb!👍👍👍👍👍

Thank georgemaynard3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 15 | Frente de la Plaza de la Democracia, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 258-6500

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?