San Jose, Costa RicaRecommended restaurants in the San José area

This is not a restaurant guide, but only a small, fairly subjective selection of particularly esteemed restaurants in San Jose and surrounding areas.


Bacchus Restaurante

This Italian restaurant tip is no longer only one of the top places of the city. Meanwhile, it is very well known in gourmet circles and it is recommended to book in advance.
It is located in the oldest house in Costa Rica. The historic building "Casa Quitirisí" is one of the last examples of a typical local building, which was declared in 1990, the architectural Patrimonio.

Santa Ana Centro de la Musmanni 300 m al este, Tel: 2282 5441 and 2203-6223
Mo- Fr only in the evening, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner


An excellent traditional restaurant, now in a new environment. With a very nice decor, well attended and fair prices. Cocina Fusion.
Tel: 2289 6615, reservations advised, open daily

Avenida Escazú, Torre 102, Local 101 A

Restaurant Jürgen's

The restaurant offers a pampered clientele Jürgen's a high standard. An extensive wine list is valuable, the service is first class, the food is varied and delicious.

Los Yoses, San Pedro, 250 meters north of Subaru

Bakéa Restaurante, San José, Barrio Amón

The Bakea Restaurant is located in the heart of the Amón inside a colonial-style house from 1934. The highly esteemed chef "Camille Ratton" creates Mediterranean cuisine with Latin American Art and combines them enjoyably. The family-owned restaurant is deservedly the most famous one of the city.

To find: Calle 7, Av. 11, Casa 956, 300 meters north from the Plaza Morazan, Barrio Amón, San Jose, Tel: 2221 1051 and 2248 0303, closed Sunday and Monday evening.

Le Chandelier

This French designed gourmet restaurant is located in a beautiful house from the colonial era. In many different atmospheres you have the opportunity to dine in style. Upscale price range.

San Jose, San Pedro, Montes de Oca, Los Yoses, Spoon 100 m de Sur, 100 m 100 m Sur Este y. Tel: 2225-3980

Don Fernando

Don Fernando is actually already a regular restaurant / butcher shop chain. You can buy the best meat and sausage at the butcher or dine at the attached restaurant. Not suitable for vegetarians.

Mon - Sat 8:30 to 19:00, Plaza Coloial Escazú, 2289 9165, Centro Comercial Vistana Este, Sana Ana, 2282 0181

La Divina Comida

The modern restaurant in a cozy atmosphere offers fusion cuisine of the highest quality. There also is a wide selection of fine wines and a daily changing lunch menu.

Avenida Escazú, Torre 102


Typical food from Costa Rica in a very nice setting with stunning views of the Central Valley. Suitable for romantic evenings. Folklore shows at weekends.

From the Church of Escazú 1.5 km to the south, then follow the signs to the southwest, Tel: 2289 5839

Tin Jo

Excellent Asian restaurant amidst San Jose. Highly recommended: Thai, Indian, Japanese and Chinese-all fresh and in stylish surroundings.

across from the Teatro Lucho Barahona, Calle 11, Av. 6 y 8, SJO, Tel: 22217605

Casa Bavaria

The Casa Bavaria Beer Garden is a country inn with an area of 28000 m², which is only open on weekends, and then also visited correspondingly good. For children there is an adventure playground, the food is usually on a buffet. Delicious, with a very good price ratio.

Phone: +506- 2483-0716, Fax: +506 2483-0737, on the main road from Alajuela to San Pedro.

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