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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tilapia” (6 reviews)
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Italian, American, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Nice atmosphere , very friendly staff , good food , great bar ; Mercedes , Manrique , Yvette and Kimberly were great .

Thank William M
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Balmoral hotel and ate at El Patio the first night. Although we were in near closing, our waiter Manrique was so polite and friendly. Food came pretty quickly and was delicious and ample. Live music as well! Would definitely recommend for...More

Thank acaryo
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We actually left after looking at the uninspired menu and the super inflated prices. I knew my son would want the $18 club sandwich, so I fled.

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We went there on a Saturday night, it had live music that was lovely... The food was great and the waiters were very helpful. I would highly recommend it specially that it is very close to the Theatro Nacional (the center).

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

El Patio is a hidden gem in a very busy area of SJ. The atmosphere is very calming, family friendly, and inviting. Evert, our waiter, was very knowledgeable of the menu and very attentive to our needs. We will definitely eat here again during our...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is really big, but you get your food really fast also if the restaurant is full! Food is really good, especially the burgers & sandwiches!

Thank Nixic4
Reviewed 27 May 2015

nice place, althoug SJ is not very turistic place, you can feel very good there :) nice barman, good choice of rum

Thank Pa S
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Okay, yes I know an odd title. When our group arrived we were seated beside the bar service area where the bartender had his own music playing which conflicted with the music being played in the restaurant. I jokingly made the comment to our waitress...More

Thank Paul S
Giovanni G, Gerente at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Paul, Thank you very much for choosing El Patio del Balmoral and for taking the time to provide us with your much appreciated feedback. The situation has been rectified and we apologize for the inconvenience. Just to let you you that the barman...More

Reviewed 24 May 2015

We've eaten at El Patio several times (all dinner) and the food and service have always been good. The last time, the service was great. Our waiter, Monrique, was very helpful with food selections and VERY helpful on wine. We asked about a recommended vineyard...More

Thank hogster7
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Ate here for breakfast that was included with our (Hotels.com) room in Hotel Balmoral. Buffet style but also had made to order eggs along with breakfast potatoes, meat, small hot cakes, selection of breads and juices / coffee. It's right off the pedestrian Central Avenue...More

Thank Jon E
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Antonio A
HOLA! Disculpen saben si tienen servicio a domicilio? quisiera mandar un platillo a la colonia Paso Ancho ahí en San José GRACIAS por su respuesta!!!
9 January 2017|
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Response from orlandovindas | Reviewed this property |
No ha servicio a domicilio.
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Carlos H
Los sábados a que hora abren .
6 February 2015|
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Response from RobbiSJ | Reviewed this property |
De 6am a 11pm, de Domingo a Lunes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
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
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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.