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Restaurante Plaza Espana

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Del Cruce de San Antonio de Escazu, 100 Este y 50 Sur | 400 Oeste y 100 Sur de la Iglesia Catolica de San Antonio de Escazu, Escazu 10202, Costa Rica
+506 2228 1850
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12:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:30
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 22:30
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The view from the place is beautiful, the attention is incredible. They offer very good Spanish wine at a very good price and the food is good as well. I recommend it!

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Thank Carolina P
San Jose
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Excellent Spanish food & wine, good ambiance and excellent service, good price! Might get chilly if you sit outside...

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Thank Gdo_Castillo
Heredia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Very nice place, a gateway close to the city in a really rustic but fine environment. Food was awesome, however it needs more descriptions for those who do not know that much about Spanish food. Morcilla is the best I have tried. Prices some good, some off, but overall worth for a special occasion

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Thank Fernando_Barahona
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Estimate Mr. Fernando, thanks for taking the time to comment your gastronomic experience in our restaurant, we are happy to read that you liked our menu, especially the black "morcilla", we hope to see you again here and you can discover new options that we are including in our menu . More 

Quepos, Costa Rica
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233 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

We went based on the ratings I looked at on TA. This is a mediterranean look place with lots of character, but not overly classy and that is in a good way. The wait staff (Jennifer) was excellent and we ordered two tapas and two medium sized dishes to share. The chorizo was very good and the potato tortilla was... More 

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Thank Terry W
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Hi Mr. Terry we are glad to read that you liked our gastronomy offer and services, we hope to see you soon around here and order our new tapas that will be in our new menu. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

It's hard to believe that in such an "off the beaten track" location one would find such delectable Spanish treats!!! Wonderful Pulpo a la Gallega that I haven't eaten since a long ago vacation in Madrid!! Heavenly Gambas al Ajillo! My husband loved the Callos a la Madrileña, too. Delightful rustic setting in an old adobe house, attentive service and... More 

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Thank Kathryn K
Dnavasdiaz, Propietario at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Kathryn, on behalf of all our staff and myself I thank you for commenting and evaluating our restaurant in such detail. We are happy to hear that enjoyed our food, especially the shrimp, octopus and calluses (one of my favorites).We hope to see you soon around here and follow discovering new dishes from our menu and our new... More 

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Nice cozy ambiance, food was delicious. The wine list was good, but limited. GET THE SANGRIA! Staff was very friendly. I will certainly be back.

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Thank Geoff D
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Mr. Hi Geoff, thanks for comment and evaluate our restaurant, we are glad you like our Sangria (secret recipe), our food and service. We hope to see you soon around here. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a great place to hang out, have a couple of drinks (great Sangria) and food is just WORTH IT! remember to ask for the daily specials! they are really special!

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Thank castrosasso
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear customer, thank you for commenting your visit to our restaurant, we are glad you like our Sangria (secret recipe) and our new "Tapas" out of our menu. We hope to see soon around here. More 

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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

The place is up in Escazu, car transportation recommended. The environment is nice and cozy, service was a little slow but understandable because it was busy that night. We enjoyed our friends meeting with the food and drinks... we felt prices a little to expensive but not bad.

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Thank Robertoloco
Dnavasdiaz, Manager at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear customer, thank you for comment on their experience at the restaurant, we're glad you like our food, sangria and live music. Thanks, hope to see you soon around here. More 

Escazu, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Excellent food, excellent service! Must try the paella, sangria, "noodle" paella (it's really good), and the desserts.

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Thank Angel P
Dnavasdiaz, Propietario at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear customer, thanks for taking the time to express your experience at our restaurant, we were greatly pleased to know that our Paella, Fidégua (noodle paella), sangria and desserts are to your liking and hope to see you around here again soon. More 

Costa Rica
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93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

Although the place is cozy the food that took hours to come was not as good as mentioned in other reviews. We just had tapas and the only ones worth to be mentioned is the Gazpacho and the potato tortilla. Everything else was untasty, plenty of mayonnaise and the quality of the product was not good (the calamari). Definitely not... More 

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1 Thank SBV7
Daniel N, Propietario at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments We are sorry that you did not enjoy the food 100% and we apologize that you consider that the quality was not good, since we always do our best to offer the most fresh hi quality ingridients, as well as our heart in the service. As you can see in all the other commnent the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$40
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Cruce de San Antonio de Escazu, 100 Este y 50 Sur | 400 Oeste y 100 Sur de la Iglesia Catolica de San Antonio de Escazu, Escazu 10202, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 1850
Description
Restaurant with authentic Spanish cuisine, tapas and entrees, a wide selection of Spanish wines and, terrace overlooking the valley and tapas-bar very affordable prices and exclusive audience.

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