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Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral

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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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (39 reviews)
“tilapia” (7 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 500 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We got great service from Mauricio. Nice flavourful lunch, nothing fancy. Nice ambiance. Will come back. Gratis with kids. Vegetarian option are good. Good value

Thank Wouter H
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. Happy to learn the whole family enjoyed the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 9 July 2017

I went here three or four times with my husband. The service is out of this world. So friendly and so attentive. This restaurant is situated in the heart of San Jose. It looks out onto the main street. A busker came up to sing...More

Thank 333tifff
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Overjoyed to read your review. Very happy you were pleased every time you came. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 9 July 2017

it is a nice place between the crowded city center, however the food is barely regular. My pasta was without taste and the wine was warm

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We had a nice diner with a friendly host named Mauricio. The food was excellent and we could try the tilapia fisch before we ordered the dish. It was a nice experience and closer for our holiday. Greeting from the Netherlands

Thank Rolandnld
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled to learn you loved your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 24 June 2017

The breakfast buffet included in the hotel was outstanding.. Fresh fruit, made to order omlets, etc. for dinner the steak dish was very tasty. The kids had pasta and pizza and typical chicken rice Rico dish. Everyone was satisfied. Our waiter Romeu when out of...More

Thank Dave P
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased to learn you enjoyed all of your meals at the restaurant. We hope you will visit again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Had the pupusas with veggies and it wasn't bad. The staff were really sweet and tolerated my embarrassing Spanglish. The decor was fun, shabby chic and fresh.

Thank c8lnrose
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for posting your review. We are pleased to learn you were satisfied with your experience at our restaurant. We hope you will visit again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 15 June 2017

El Patio del Balmoral is located along a lively stretch of Avenida Central in downtown San José, and it provides an excellent spot to step out of the crowd and enjoy some drinks or a bite to eat. You'll be sheltered from any rain, but...More

Thank Matt P
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you for posting your review. We are delighted to learn your experience was enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again soo. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 15 June 2017

We enjoyed our last night in Costa Rica at this nearby restaurant! fresh seafood, delicious fruit slushes and great service made our last night memorable! loved it!

Thank KSC100
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are thrilled to learn we made your last evening in San Jose memorable and quite enjoyable. We hope you will visit us again soon. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 14 June 2017

A pretty good place. In a sudden huge downpour, ducked in to the nearest doorway, and was pleasantly surprised. Nice ambiance, and good food and drink. Somewhat pricey, but Costa Rica deserves to charge full fare, because it is amazing place filled with amazing people....More

Thank Steven_el_Gordo
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review and for recommending us. We hope you will visit again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We ate here for lunch, and tried to find items that were reasonably priced. Had soup and spaghetti. The food was simple and fine, the service quick.

Thank Sarah D
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Alessandra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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