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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%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (16 reviews)
“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, European
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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good and the venue. Spend a great time wirh business partners. Price is little steep up but it is worth.

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we have a special occasion we go there. We always like the surprise of the “menú degustación” it brings many small very delicate plates, you think it wont be enough but at the end of the night you are very satisfied.The desserts are to...More

Thank P7727SVsandrar
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Sandra. Thank you very much for the review. We are reopening on Thursday after our annual closure. Hope to see you soon. Regards. Richard

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It is located in a not very busy street, the place is small but very nice, the people take care of you from the very moment you park on the street until you ride your car on your way out. The food... great!!!!!! You have...More

Thank JCG_CR
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

So glad you enjoyed your evening at Park Cafe and also the efforts of everyone here. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Richard

Reviewed 8 August 2018

The menu at Park Cafe is one of the more innovative in Costa Rica. The emphasis is on a Tapas / tasting menu and great attention is given to every bite. The presentation is flawless, but the portions small. Everything is delicious, but unless you...More

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This place is simply exquisite. The house is algo an art gallery with lots of items at display, and the menu, food, drinks and service is just out of this world. 10/10

Thank Dianachav
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Dear Diana. Thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you soon when we re-open in November. Kind regards, Richard

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing restaurant with world class food and attention to detail. Interesting atmosphere inside an antique shop. Top chef who know what he is doing. We have been coming about once a year. It keeps getting better. Whoever does not appreciate this place has no taste...More

Thank Am M
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you very much for your visits and comments. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes. Richard

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We come here every few months, it's my husbands favorite restaurant. Food in CR is expensive and nothing special, I find Park cafe so inexpensive when you think of the amount of work that goes in every dish. Every bite is subtle and delicious, plates...More

Thank 667sarahc667
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Dear Sarah and Mike. Thanks so much for the review. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in SJ. Hope all is well in MA. Best. Rich and Louise

Reviewed 11 July 2018

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 13 July 2018

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 18 June 2018

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

2  Thank Steven E
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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
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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