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“One of the Best”
Review of La Divina Comida

La Divina Comida
Ranked #12 of 630 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$40
Cuisines: Peruvian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: We are a fine dining restaurant with exquisite unique food, excellent service and a cozy ambient. We have two separate rooms ideal for private events that can accommodate up to 30 people. In addition, we have an outside sitting area for a more informal dinning. We hope to see you soon! For reservations o bigger groups (until 150 people) email us
Cairo, Egypt
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154 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“One of the Best”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We recently visited this restaurant with our two children and another couple. We happened upon it by chance as we were visiting the nearby Lego Store for the kids. We were there on Saturday night and it was not overly busy, but the menu and concept were enticing so we opted to stop for a meal despite the seemingly higher price points on the menu.

We immediately loved the atmosphere and had a very pleasant waitress. Everything on the menu looked delicious and we had a hard time determining what we should eat. We ordered some ceviche which the waitress said was "very delicious" in Spanish. There were some definite language barriers as our waitress did not speak any English. We thoroughly enjoyed the heaven and purgatory were considered courses on the menu although this lead to confusion in the ordering of our meals.

We ordered our food and while it took awhile for the food to arrive, the bread that was delivered was delicious. When the appetizers were delivered we were shocked by the amount of food received for the menu price. The waitress went through explaining what everything was, although it was in Spanish and we were still confused as to what we were eating. The octopus was delicious and the tuna ceviche was amazing. When the main courses were finally delivered we were equally satisfied with the flavor and value. The sea bass with tarragon butter was unreal as was the salmon and seafood risotto. The only dish that was a disappointment was the kamasutra chicken. It looked like chicken and rice and the portion was so tiny in comparison to the others.

My only major complaint about this restaurant is the value on the children's meals. Our kids always share a meal and we ordered them the pizza from the kid's menu. This pizza was the tiniest thing ever and was very expensive for what it actually was. We had to order them additional sides to fill them up and this NEVER happens at restaurants. We were very disappointed with this aspect of the meal.

When the bill arrived we realized that there had been a significant error in the bill by 14,000 colones. We tried to communicate this with our server but she did not understand much English. So, she brought someone over who spoke English. She had charged us for some Tapas called Tapas Pergartorio which we never ordered, but, willingly ate when she delivered it to us as we did not understand a word she said when she brought it to the table. The issue was rectified quickly and the restaurant took the 14,000 colones off the bill. I was incredibly impressed by this.

This restaurant provided a wonderful evening with friends and family and we will always remember the delicious food. As mentioned, the kids portions are not worth the money. But, if you find yourself in the San Jose area, stop by this restaurant. It is definitely worth the stop!

  • Visited July 2014
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costa rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Wow!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

We just returned from the 15 day vacation in Europe and we never ate as well as the lunch we had yesterday in La Divina. The tiradito and the hot ceviche were amazing!

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Thank pear111
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Mexico City, Mexico
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Special peruvian dishes perfect service!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Here you can enjoy great peruvian food. Try the pulpo, its so tasty!
And the ice desert with albahaca! Very special. Will go back!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Linda B
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food with service to match”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We have been going to La Divina Comida for the last 3.5 years. We were customers back when it was a smaller establishment, in a lower rent district about 3km from its current location. Back then it had outstanding service and food, but the location was not up to their food and service.

When they moved to their current location in Avenida Escazú, they grew from a 10 table restaurant to a 30 table restaurant with a private dinning area. For a year or so after their move they had the outstanding location and food, but the service level decreased to being just "okay."

I can happily say that as of our latest meal they have finally achieved what I am sure was their goal when they moved, to have the location, food, and service all be outstanding. On the night we went the location was not as outstanding as it would normally be because there was some periodic chirping of something that sounded like the noise that fire alarms make when the battery is too low and needs to be replaced. Still, that issue I am sure will be resolved by the time of your visit.

One final point, this restaurant is not really geared for families with little kids. I would recommend children be 10 or older.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Rico P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great presentation and good flavors”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Great restaurant; I liked the formal dining, low music ambience. The flavors of balsamic vinegar and honey on the sauces where awesome. The presentation of the plates was excelent; a little pricy but worth it!

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Thank Gerardoar
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