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200m Norte de Bagelmans, Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 281-0541
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Canmore, Canada
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147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on Calle 33, in the Barrio Escalante, right next to the railway crossing, the place is quite large with an eclectic but tasteful decor. The menu and theme is definitely mediterranean , and the restaurant was rocking when we arrived (luckily we had a reservation!), and even busier when we left at 10 pm. The choices offered are many... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a salad, which was delicious, but the rest of the menu looked great. It was a Thursday night and it was the busiest restaurant in the area - so booking might be wise. Staff were friendly and efficient. Decor was cool and eclectic, would be out of place in any major city in the world.

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Thank Guillods
Sunnyside, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was visiting Costa Rica last month and at a friends suggestion I went to lunch with a group of friends to Olio restaurant in Barrio Escalante. The food was amazingly delicious, very natural, not oily. I had grilled chicken breast that was moist but juicy at the same time, and the yogurt dressing very natural and flavorful. We arrived... More 

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Thank Elena1213
San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and food. I tried the seafood soup and the salmon montadito! Really good! Try the sangria.....

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Thank Henry S
Miami Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We went here right after getting into San Jose and had a feast! The food was varied and interesting and all of it was excellent. I loved the decorations and the service was very friendly. It was really cool watching the passenger trains go by during rush hour.

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Thank Amanda B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Our experience was great, the food was so tasty, the atmosfere is vey nice and romantic, with dim light, cool interior space and decorations, the service was excellent, very polite and attentive. We had some amazing seafood and champiñones madrileños which were exquisite.

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Thank Melissa B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The service is really good, the place is very cozy and romantic 10/10 in that sense. Prices are good, is not expensive for the quality of the food you're getting. I ordered "papas bravas" as appetizer and they were soooo good, seriously best papas bravas I have ever tried and the spicy aioli also incredible, an amazing experience, super recommended.... More 

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Thank Josue L
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We celebrated a birthday and a farewell at Olio on December 26. We enjoyed the service and the atmosphere. The Menu has a interesting variety of options. My wife and me are Muslims and my brother can not tolerate alcohol, though pork and alcohol were 2 ingredients found in our disches and the menu did not describe either of them.... More 

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Thank Fernando M
London
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Great food & cocktails. Funky interior & funky beats too. Really enjoyed our dinner here & our waiter was very friendly & lovely. We had chicken & mushroom penne pasta, Spanish tapas plate & Alfredo pasta. All of it was nice food & went down very well after a day of exploring. Thank you : )

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Thank BeeLopez
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

The Chicken was so dry, the palmito and yuca pie looks and taste awful. First and Last Time!!! And the beverage was so watery no fruit taste. It was off "Carambola '

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Thank Alejandro C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, International, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200m Norte de Bagelmans, Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 281-0541

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