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Calle 9, San Jose 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2221 1369
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“casado” (27 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“rice” (13 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Calle 9, San Jose 00000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my gf went both sick after eating here. Meat was cold, dish was not served with what it said on the card. Had the 'special hamburger' was cold and throw up after. Piece of too processed cheese and ham or sth like that....More

Thank Raphael J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has existed for more than 100 years. Everyone who's anyone in San José has at least one story they can tell of an experience they or someone they know, had here. It's a quaint meeting point within the city that takes you back...More

Thank Green L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we had dinner here last night. the service was excellent. the food tasted fantastic. the restuarant was very clean, compaired to other places i have seen walking to here from my hotel. it is a great little place. it might not be a 5 star...More

Thank Terrence S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the reviews said the staff is rude but the staff that we met is quite nice and friendly. The food is good and the price is reasonable.

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Good quality and simple homemade food. Had a thin steak with caramelized onions, fries, and salad, it was really good. Also had an empanada which I thought was too greasy. Very cheap!

Thank mpasqualin
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Loved this place only about 20 tables,run by two ladies who are great fun. Lots of locals eat there. Food really good and great value.not much English spoken but we got by. Service was really good. Loved all the wood panels and bar. Will definitely...More

Thank Tsturgess
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed an empanada and a tropical drink while viewing the busy going ons in the city. It was a good experience.

Thank reesecarp
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I ate three times at Chelles: brunch upon arrival and two late lunches. Generally, it was a very satisfactory experience (I would not have returned otherwise), a bit like dining in a family. Even though the little restaurant is situated in a busy and touristy...More

Thank acorna
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch to eat some local cuisine and grab a beer after the National Museum. Right on the pedestrian avenue. Friendly wait staff and simple food choices. Had the casada, one with bisteak and one with chicken. The grilled chicken was unfortunately a bit...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

A really great place to eat. Grilled chicken was amazing. Service was fast and you can see food being cooked. Recommend grilled chicken.

Thank RobSCFC
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12 April 2017|
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Response from Lara S | Reviewed this property |
The service was perfectly fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 9, San Jose 00000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2221 1369
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