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“Brought me to tears”

Restaurante Silvestre
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Ranked #3 of 744 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: US$15 - US$65
Description: Silvestre is located in one of San José's finest old neighborhoods, inside a house with a 1930's facade, where history becomes the story and XXI century culinary techniques collide with the origins of Costa Rican cuisine. 3 ambiances filled with art, great food and good music.
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Description: Silvestre is located in one of San José's finest old neighborhoods, inside a house with a 1930's facade, where history becomes the story and XXI century culinary techniques collide with the origins of Costa Rican cuisine. 3 ambiances filled with art, great food and good music.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly inspired food, capable of competing with any western restaurant. Bold flavors, balanced dishes, great value. This is what success tastes like.

Thank Forrest L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It isn't common for a Costa Rican to go to San Jose downtown for a gourmet experience and that's probably why I didn't know what to expect. But once in Silvestre, I understood that more than selling gourmet food, they are trying to sell a food experience with local ingredients fusion for some unforgettable flavors. Great job guys! Hope to see many more like this in our heart of the capital... San Jose downtown.

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Thank fasoto
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was good and the waiters knew the stories behind every dish served which was fun and nice. It is obvious that the chef and the team went through a lot to transform Costa Rican food into something that looked beautiful and had local stories to tell along with the dish. So the food was creative but I had heard so many amazing things about the food that i was also expecting it to be that good and tasty.
Regarding the area, we were sitting at the open big salon at the entrance which wasnt nice because of acoustic problems. It didnt feel cozy or special for a dinner for two. This area seemed more appropiate for bigger, louder groups. The people next to us were extremely loud so that didnt help our experience either. I thought about not writing this evaluation because this restaurante changes the "degustacion" menu every few months so they probably have a new menu now but this is just an opinion anyway.

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Thank Zaida U
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to have different traditional Costa Rican food taken to the next level! Only fresh and delicious ingredients!

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Thank SNR80
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just returned from a Father’s Day dinner in this beautiful restaurant and all I can say is I had one of the most wonderful dining experiences I’ve ever had. The place is beautiful, the service is great and the food is delicious, and if you order the 7-course tasting menu, you also get a whole dining experience that keeps you engaged and looking forward to what’s next on you table. The tasting menu is changed every 3 months so you get a totally different experience on a later visit. My kids were also totally into the experience and left the place with a big smile, despite we had our doubts about how much they would enjoy a more upscale place like this. I’m already willing to come back. Totally recommended

Thank luiskv
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