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Park Cafe

Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2290 6324
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Park Cafe
1. Exquisite dining experience
"an exquisite dining experience in Richard and Louise’s beautiful home"
Jonathan B
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2. You Must Have Dinner Here!
"Treat yourself and bask in Richard's culinary and hospitality skills"
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3. Best restaurant in Costa Rica
"phenomenal food and service that is unparalleled in Central America"
Edward S
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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this before we arrived in CR as we knew it would be one of the highlights of our trip. We all sampled the Degustation Menu and were not disappointed. Our small party was English and American. A French trained English chef, living in a...More

Thank JaneHR
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jane. Thank you so much kindest review. We really try our best at Park Cafe and are always thrilled to hear we havd touched our friends. Best wishes Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times and it is absolutely my favorite place to eat in San Jose! Richard is an artist with food. Beautiful experience.

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We were most fortunate to have dinner at Park Cafe, San José on Thursday 31st May 2018; Not only will the delicious meal there be a highlight of our trip to Costa Rica, but it will also be a wonderfully unique travel memory cherished for...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We showed up 30mins early, or so we thought, only to find out we were 30mins late.....oppps, they still had our table waiting for us. What a wonderful setting, in the middle of an Asian antique wonderland. We were seated next to a large and...More

Thank FinaVt
Reviewed 17 May 2018

It's wonderful to have a Chef of this caliber in San Jose. World class. Recently went for lunch and tried several different tapas. All the flavors were amazing. Each dish was a work of art. Great setting, friendly helpful staff. Ricardo gave us impeccable service....More

Thank loman2017
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear Tom and Lisa. An absolute pleasure to have you with us. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks again for visit and review. Kind regards. Richard

Reviewed 6 May 2018

...and they weren't. All this goodness does come at a price though. On the day we went, they offered only their 60K per person tasting menu. It was 6 courses, each one comprised of two tapas dishes meant for sharing, and each paired with a...More

Thank craigarious
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Craig. Thanks for visit and review. Sorry about misunderstanding regarding menu. We do, or are meant to, offer our tasty tapas menu for dinner as well as lunch. Best wishes. Richard

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We were so honored to have the opportunity to dine here during our short stay in San Jose. We were unable to make a reservation due to our travel circumstances, but luckily park cafe was not terribly busy that night and could accommodate us. Richard...More

Thank Christiana S
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Christiana. Thank you for your visit and kind review. Congratulations again on your wedding. A little comment about prices, one of the reasons why Costa Rica is a great success in a turbulent part of the world is that proper salaries are paid to...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We went to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday. The chef is absolutely fantastic, he is extremely kind and all his creations are absolutely beautiful and delicious. The service is excellent, you can see the hospitality background and training. Richard really went above and beyond for...More

Thank itiabernal
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear Cristina and family. Please come back soon. We had such a nice time with you all. Best wishes, Richard, Ricardo and the team.

Reviewed 21 April 2018

If you find yourself in San Jose, do yourself a favor and do not miss eating at this hidden gem of a restaurant. Richard, the Chef, and his partner, Louise have created a totally beautiful and unique experience. You can dine in the garden or...More

Thank suzselmo
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Dear Suzanne and Bryon. A real pleasure to have you with us. Thanks a lot and good luck with everything. Best. Richard

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Finding this restaurant was the highlight of my trip to San Jose. Menu and preparation exceeded expectations — on par with anything you would find in ny, la or London. Food and wine pairing were terrific. Chef is great with seafood and meats. Enjoyed the...More

Thank Vg331
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thanks so much for the review. So happy you enjoyed yourselves with us. Bèst. Richard

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Questions & Answers
15 December 2016|
Response from motos23 | Reviewed this property |
yes as far as I know , they do, but better if you call before, any way its better to have a reservation as the restaurant is small and they are quite full !!!
2 January 2015|
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Response from pau20102014 | Reviewed this property |
yes of course they speak English, Richard and luis are both from england. be rest assured they will give answer to your doubt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$100
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2290 6324
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