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Le Monastere

Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2228 8515
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Without exaggeration the worst meal we’ve ever had a restaurant. The fish we ordered was so tough it was inedible. It’s such a shame because the view is staggering. The staff appear embarrassed by the costumes they are made to wear and can hardly bring...More

Thank UncleVanya2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite expensive but the quality of the service, food and the overall ambience is worth the price. Some reviews state slow service but I see the service as slow to allow you to relax and have an enjoyable evening. Much like a fine restaurant in...More

1  Thank Mark E
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The location is nice and the view is great. The food was quite expensive and not very good quality. Also the service was ok, but not great.

Thank giovanni c
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

My best friend and I came to Costa Rica for a quick get a way. I met a guy on the plane who recommended a view places and this was one. The restaurant is situated and the beautiful hills of San Jose Costa Rica with...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We made a group effort to experience this restaurant and the location makes for a very nice view of the area, but the service was only average at best and was actually quite slow. The venue was definitely great and came highly recommended but we...More

Thank VanKB68
Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you want to dine in a beautiful spot, high over the city, with breathtaking views -- then making the drive up to Le Monastere is worth it. If you are wanting food that is as good as the view, you will be disappointed. I...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My wife and I went there for dinner last night. The food was excellent and the view was amazing. My wife had the corvina with seafood sauce and I had the filet mignon in a gorgonzola sauce. We highly recommend either dish. It is expensive...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My experience: Me and my boyfriend celebrate our anniversary in december 31; so we decided to pay for the New Year´s Eve Dinner they were offering. When we arrive they put us on hold waiting at the entrance because no one was attending. Our reservation...More

Thank Anlly A
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 8 having dinner. Everybody was happy with the experience. We walk out on the Patio to experience the View. Unfortunately it was very windy so quickly inside to view through the panoramic windows, just as good. The food was great,...More

1  Thank Stinalr
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent and the viewpoint very good view. Costs a little high. Very delicious food.

1  Thank Rogelio M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 8515
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