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Aya Sofia Cafe and Bistro

St. 33 Ave 3, Barrio Escalante, de Bagleman 170 mts al norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
10 Oct 2017
“Great atmosphere!”
16 Oct 2016
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish
££ - £££
St. 33 Ave 3, Barrio Escalante, de Bagleman 170 mts al norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

While visiting San José and the Central Valley of Costa Rica, we read about this restaurant and decided to try it. We were the only tourists (it was the rainy season), but its popularity by locals indicated we had chosen wisely. The food was outstanding,...More

Thank Prismlight
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Good food but top expensive for what you get. We ordered a starter for 2, and only came with 1 small pita?! and charged for the additional. Prices do not include tax & service, which were high for what we got. Have to admit taste...More

Thank Kali1968
Reviewed 24 May 2011

For our last night in Costa Rica we stayed in San Jose as we had an early morning flight. The hotel recommended this place for great lamb, and they were right! Also the tasting appetizer is amazing. This was the best Turkish food I've ever...More

Thank riverfairy
Reviewed 26 January 2011

San Jose has a couple of good Mediterranean restaurants, but nowhere hits the sweet spot of Eastern Mediterranean food (Turkish, Lebanese, and Greek) as well as Aya Sofia. We've tried over half the menu and never been disappointed. The daily special is usually a steal...More

Thank wmmf
Reviewed 22 September 2010

Good choice for Mediterranean food on the east side of San Jose. I believe they are open for lunch most weekdays and for dinner (until 11 PM) Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Thank Elgato9
Reviewed 27 February 2010

Our last day in Costa Rica was spent at Casa 69 (A nice place but that's for a different review). We stumbled upon this small restaurant by accident on our way to Olio's and we're glad we did. After 10 days of typical CR food...More

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Dinner, After-hours
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: St. 33 Ave 3, Barrio Escalante, de Bagleman 170 mts al norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
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