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Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral

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Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
+506 2222 5022
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty restaurant with lots of seating. We didnt have to wait to be greated or seated. Food came out quick. The bill took a while to come over. Food was mediocre, nothing special for the price. Couldve ate at the subways right across the way for the same quality of food. Ur pretty much paying for the environment. Live music... More 

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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere nothing special about the food. the meals i ate there were good, nothing to rave about, good place to eat lunch and watch the world go by.

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Thank Chris D
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. We are happy you enjoyed the atmosphere of our restaurants. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Alessandra More 

Dunsborough, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just experienced a fun night upstairs at El Patio. Unfortunately places like this are hard to find in Central San Jose. But the service by Elizabeth was professional, prompt and friendly. A mariachi band added liveliness (not my choice of music but fun all the same) and the food was great and authentic.

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Thank John B
Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. We are so pleased to learn you enjoyed your experience with us. We have different types of live music depending on the day you visit us. Happy you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Alessandra More 

London England
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604 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for dinner on our last night in Costa Rica. We wanted something traditional as our last meal in the country and went for the reliable Casado. The portions were huge, delicious and very reasonably priced. Location was great being a stones throw from the hotels and the only area in Costa Rica that you need to see as... More 

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Thank Preyom
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. It is a pleasure to learn we didn't disappoint you in your last meal in Costa Rica. Many thanks for your kind review and description of our restaurant. We hope you will visit again. Best regards, Alessandra More 

San Jose
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the bar on the second floor. The temperature of the beer was perfect, and that´s not very common on the San José area. The staff was very nice and welcoming. But the food was a total disaster The "chicharrones" where old, maybe leftovers from the previous day. The wings were super dry and they tasted as is... More 

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Thank Maxiem
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting your review. I deeply apologize for the incident. I will look into it to see what happened. It is not the usual comments we get. So thank you for pointing it out and I hope you will give us a second chance and that we will satisfy your needs. Thank you again. Best regards,... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is OK, great attention from the staff. I would recommend it. I ordered the Texan Burger, it has a good size and good meat.

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Thank Miguel C
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant and are very happy to learn you recommend us to others. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Alessandra More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in San Jose tired and a bit stressed. A delightful waIter called Manrique served us with friendliness and a nice sense of humour. The musical group who played lIvely music and sang with gusto added to the good humor of the place. The food wa tasty and of generous proportions. Well done to the staff and especially Manrrique.

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Thank jeffitz2017
Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this review

Very grateful for your review. Happy you fully enjoyed your experience at our restaurant and that you felt well taken care of. We hope to see you soon again. Best Regards, Alessandra More 

Arequipa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was excellent ! Food was good. Stayed here for 3 nights total. We always ate here. I rally like the Lomito steak, had it twice. Great place to people watch.

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Thank Jeff L
Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so happy to hear all your meals were good and that you enjoyed the experience at the restaurant and it's ambiance. We hope to see you in your next stay. Thank you again. Best regards, Alessandra More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I ordered NY steak with rice .Food was ok .. wasnt a wow!! Place look nice and staff were friendly...

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Thank LaBelle D
Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this review

Thank you for your input. We greatly appreciate it. Best regards, Alessandra More 

buzios
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I've eated here at least once a day for the past week,and the food is consistently well prepared ,well presented,and good tasting. Waiter Romeu is especially helpful and friendly in explaining the daily specials.

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Thank Thomas Joseph T
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are very please to learn you have always left satisfied with your experience at the restaurant to have you as a recurrent client is a privilege. Thank you again for posting your review. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Alessandra More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 5022
Description
The Award Winning "El Patio" restaurant is located facing Avenida Central, San Jose's most visited pedestrian boulevard. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of international and typical Costa Rican dishes and drinks in a pleasant and relaxing setting. In our menu you will find meat and seafood dishes, pastas and risottos, soups and salads, sandwiches and hamburgers, and many local specialties.
Live music every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

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