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“I really enjoyed the view and the food and its TIQUICIA with a C not an S” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mirador Tiquicia

Mirador Tiquicia
Ranked #48 of 156 Restaurants in Escazu
Cuisines: Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Canberra Australia
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325 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
“I really enjoyed the view and the food and its TIQUICIA with a C not an S”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

When in Central America I love to eat the local dishes, and hate to eat boring French, or Italian, Chinese, etc, esp US type of food which seems to be everywhere in CR. So this place was attractive because it serves typical CR dishes.

This restaurant is in a 100 or so year old farmhouse type of building. Great atmosphere, and has outdoor and indoor eating.

The food was great. I had for starters yucca balls stuffed with cheese, and smashed plantain with a bean type of dip (better than it sounds) and impossible to get where I come from (Oz)
Costa Rican tenderloin and it was great, served with plantains, refried beans, salad, and a potato hash that was great tasting, better than it looked. Was really nice with the beer. Service on the night we went (a Tuesday) was fast and courteous. The view is a knockout, and with the clouds drifting in and out, proved spectacular.

I though prices were OK, cheaper than some other restaurants which don't have the atmosphere, or view.

I would recommend this place a lot.

Early in the week, bookings are prob not required but the local guy who took me there said that on Wed on it's packed on account of local entertainers, dancers etc

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DRMB
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

One of the most spectacular views from a restaurant in the San Jose area, food Is great not fantastic! Super cost effective and the service is not that great specially if you get there and you find a few tour groups, this gets the waiters very busy.
The shows are fun and colorful done by college and high school kids.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank Orlandovargas
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Costa Rica
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tiquicia not Tiquisia”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Great views in the dry season, but below average food and awful service. Definitely not handicap friendly! Cold.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank HappyCostaRica
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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very average Costa Rican food but great view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

The food is average. Nothing to rave about but the view is spectacular!

Visited December 2011
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Thank abarahona
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dc
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in San Jose. Million dollar view and great food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

This place is a little tricky to get to but the food is amazing and it has a view of all of the city. I was staying near the multiplaza and checked out all the restaurants in that area. They are all overpriced and pretty lame. Nothing costa rican, just but american chains and ripoffs.msomeone recommended this place and we made the trek. Ate the jalapeno steak which was a huge portion that my wife and i both finished. I saw the comment about cleanliness but this place was totally clean. I even commented to my wife about ow clean the bathroom was. Tis restaurant should be ranked number 1 for the area, it shows you that tripadvisor does not always have all the answers. I will try to get a photo up of the view as there is no photo for this place.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank poppadella
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