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“One of the best values in Costa Rica”
Review of La Criollita

La Criollita
Ranked #31 of 730 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 24 July 2013

After so many overpriced mediocore meals in Costa Rica, this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Set lunch menu, had a meat entree with generous side portions...came with soup, desert, coffee, and beverage...all for less than $10...inside decor was nice, and the central location was great...waiting staff were patient explaining the menu too...Great spot for a quick lunch

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1  Thank thelonious22
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Though the restaurant appears in many books, we found it be only fair after a week of eating delicious Tico food in Monte Verde. The restaurant was clean, and there was a relaxing back room with a garden feel which made it relaxing at least.

1  Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We were staying around the corner in the Holiday Inn. Cental San Jose is a place to spend as little time as possible ..... get out the the countryside as soon as possible, the town is drab and has little to offer. However we were directed to this restaurant for dinner, not a place you would stumble upon by chance. The service is friendly and the food it good ... I had the largest ever chicken salad. Low prices, friendly service and well prepared.

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Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

For the price, $10 US, you got a 3 course meal with an alcoholic drink. Pub quality food, clean, friendly service.

Thank BerttheBest
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

I ate here twice during my stay in San Jose, once for breakfast and once for dinner. Both times I was perfectly satisfied with the food and service. There aren't a lot of tourists here, it definitely feels more like a local place. The prices were pretty reasonable and they had a good selection of food, from the more traditional Costa Rican fare to regular sandwiches and other dishes. It's only a block or two north of Parque Espana, so it's far enough away from the central part of town to avoid high prices and big crowds. If you go there for breakfast there will likely be a good amount of people there, but you shouldn't have trouble walking in and getting quick service.

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Thank Audrey F
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