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Cafe Rojo

7th Ave, 3rd St, 50 Meters West Of Hostel Pangea, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
+506 22212425
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a very good place to have amazing viet food with a western influence. Cosy atmosphere and clean. Very fresh ingredients and very complex/original flavours. We paid only 19 dollars for two people, with two fresh juices, one dish each and two deserts (they are...More

Thank Florent1988
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff of café rojo is the friendliest and warmest I encountered in San Jose. The food was great and the bookstore next door was great to browse while I waited for my food. I had the vegetarian option and it was great. Thanks for...More

Thank AVM2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and not expensive. This is small and nice caffe that serve good food. Also the service was great. We really enjoy and recommend on it!

Thank 387adik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent time this afternoon, enjoyed a late lunch and had a great time. Very pleasant service. Pineapple juice fresh and tasty. Very good Vietnamese style noodles.

Thank Lysander S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this cafe on a rainy Saturday afternoon. I got a bahn mi sandwich with caramel chicken, a cup of coffee and had an exquisite passion fruit tart to finish things off. I loved the ambiance. The lighting was perfect and the music...More

Thank lward44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely experience at cafe Tojo today. Great service and really good value for money. The healthiest food we could find in San Jose, great for vegans and vegetarians.

Thank Xxlauralowe88xx
Reviewed 11 July 2017

An amazing an interesting meal. Ate here with my family and experienced an interesting Vietnamese inspired cuisine. Everything was flavorful and the waitress was very kind and spoke both English and Spanish. Would definitely recommend for anyone gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, or with any other...More

1  Thank jacsdb
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We ate here twice, for lunch and dinner, and loved the fresh ingredients and spicy food. It was a surprise to find such a good Vietnamese-style restaurant in San Jose – but perhaps it shouldn't have been! The owners and staff clearly love their food...More

Thank BP_explorer
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a Vietamese fusion restaurant that was able to cater to all our dietary needs. (kid friendly, gluten free, dairy free). They also have vegan options.They make their own sauces so they were able to let us know which ones were safe to eat...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is my second time in Costa Rica, and my first time at cafe rojo. Me and my cousin were so impressed. We had the Bun bowl, I had the the mushrooms and she has the pork meatballs. We were so satisfied!! Beyond amazing and...More

Thank carinalavin
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28 January 2015|
Response from Alf H | Reviewed this property |
Hi (from Enderby, BC) We miss San Jose ALOT :'( Cafe Rojo faces south on Avenida 7 just east of Calle 3. It's a narrow green house with a giant cactus out front. We enjoyed our final CR meal there. Hope that helps in time... More
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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, 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 22212425
  • 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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