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Gastro Bar en la 38

Avenida 3, calle 38 y 40, San Jose, Costa Rica
050 88501
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
4 weeks ago
“Hidden GASTROnomic gem!”
7 Nov 2017
“The Best Ceviche and Arroz Con Pollo”
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Latin, Bar, International, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
££ - £££
Avenida 3, calle 38 y 40, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When doing things in a professional way, the outcome is normally excellence. I would say that this is the case at the Gastro Bar en la 38. Excellent service, excellent location, excellent food and every day of the working week they portrait an excellent menu...More

Thank Vikings228
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The Gastro Bar en la 38 has to serve one of the best ceviches I've ever eaten. The generous serving comes in a bowl with avacado and plantain chips on the side. The arroz con pollo was perfectly seasoned and the rice was nice and...More

Thank Bassooner1
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We checked into the hotel at lunch time and were very hungry after a long bus transfer. We weren't sure if we should go for a big buffet but we're very pleased when we decided to choose that option. The wait staff was very efficient...More

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The bartender was extremely rude and unfriendly. We went to dinner with a group of 17. We asked if they could service our big group. It took them 30 minutes to move tables together. The restaurant was empty and appeared to be a slow night....More

Thank Yuni M
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Typical hotel bar in a moderate hotel. Nice enough for a night cap if you're staying at the hotel, but not interesting enough to warrant an effort to visit.

Thank SunshineGirl2929
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Was invited by some friends for dinner. Very nice place the service very good. The menu has a good variety of food and taste very good. Everyone liked the place. Will definitely go back.

Thank MaxAres
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We ate here one evening as we were staying in the attached hotel. We shared four of the tapas dishes, all of which were quite nice (some were better value for money than others but overall it wasn't bad) and also had a few drinks....More

Thank David S
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Took three tapas from typical Costa Rica food. All good with interesting twists. It was not tasteful enough to go the extra mile and be of top quality but still very recommendable if you are interested in Costa Rica food. Seating is very nice with...More

Thank Tollo
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We dined here during our short stay in San Jose and chose it due to previous good reviews and it's close location to our hotel (Crowne Plaza Coribici). It was a 5-10 minute walk away and is situated within the Tryp Hotel. The food was...More

1  Thank Henny52
Reviewed 25 February 2015

It's a pretty little lounge in a Wyndham hotel property. The food is relatively uninventive, but interesting and decently prepared lounge food. However, everything, from food to cocktails, tends towards the very sweet side of things - by the end of a series of tapas...More

Thank saltshaker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Bar, International, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 3, calle 38 y 40, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 050 88501
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