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Cafe Rojo

7th Ave, 3rd St, 50 Meters West Of Hostel Pangea, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
+506 2221 2425
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
7th Ave, 3rd St, 50 Meters West Of Hostel Pangea, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here as it was a stone's throw frim our hotel and had good reviews on trip advisor and because our daughter is vegan. We liked the food which was very fresh though the buns(noodle options) were a bit mild tasting without the fish...More

Thank nikonikora
Reviewed 5 days ago

We checked this place out based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. The ginger coffee (iced) was outstanding but the food... oh my, amazing. We love Vietnamese food & this was a nice interpretation of it. The pork meatballs were so good! Service...More

Thank BrendaBNI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Das Essen (siehe Foto) war einfach klasse und das Personal super freundlich und nett. Der Cappuccino war in Ordnung, aber dafür gibt es günstige und frische Säfte. The food (picture below) was great and the staff super friendly. The cappucino was good, but not the...More

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food! I am Vietnamese and have been craving Vietnamese food for so long! The noodle bowl definitely did the trick! The smoked trout was super tasty not dry at all. Noodles were the perfect texture and the shittake mushrooms were delicious! My husband had...More

Thank Thao T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool chilled place with a nice simple and fresh menu. Our meals were delicious and filling. Coffee was also nice.

Thank ldsimpson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with just a cafe frio latte with vanilla and almond milk. Delicious. Read my book for about 2 hours inside. Then head to their outdoor seating area and ordered ensalada with eggplant. Best salad I’ve ever had. Great atmosphere. About 2800 colones for the...More

Thank Rianna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After eating casado morning, noon and night for a few weeks, we asked some local friends for a lunch recommendation. Cafe Rojo was top of their list, and we loved it. The pork bun was delicious, fresh and tasty. The caramelised chicken *really is* caramelised...More

Thank antoniojl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for those qualities in a restaurant to eat in San Jose, you are in the right place. Café Rojo is a simple place with a quite exquisite food, with great flavor, sweet influence from East Asia, and superb staff. We ate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very quaint, refreshing place with an interesting decor. Went for lunch with my wife. She had Bun with chicken and I had Bun with seafood. Both were absolutely delicious, full of flavor and healthy. My seafood was a very ample piece of salmon which...More

Thank rayg202
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right down the street from our hotel, the Cafe Rojo serves simple entrees with very healthy options. Nice music, group table seating and young friendly atmosphere---a little Janice Joplin was playing in the background. 🎶 We had veggies with warm rice noodles and choice sauce...More

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28 January 2015|
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Response from Jimz1982 | Property representative |
San José downtown on avenida 7, Calle 3, green house with a massive cactus. You can check it out on gmaps under Café Rojo, San José.
28 January 2015|
Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
Its on Avenida 7 near Calle 1, a block or two west of the Hotel Santo Tomas, which you can find on Google maps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7th Ave, 3rd St, 50 Meters West Of Hostel Pangea, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2221 2425
  • E-mail
Cafe Rojo offers a lunch special and a vegan/vegetarian option every day. We use seasonal produce from the local farmer's markets in our world-cuisine inspired dishes. Simple food made with care and imagination. Located in a typical old Barrio Amon house, which we share with bookshop Duluoz, Cafe Rojo is a good place to spend the afternoon and escape the bustle of downtown San Jose. Our coffee is from Santa Maria de Dota, Tarrazu, and produced by a carbon neutral cooperative. We also offer smoothies and fresh fruit drinks, sandwiches and artisan bakery.
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