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“Delicious local food”
Review of La Casona de Laly

La Casona de Laly
Ranked #59 of 636 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Sarasota, FL
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious local food”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

This was our first meal after arriving in San Jose. It's a local spot that serves a lot of food for a little $. We tried the patacones, chicharrones, and ceviche. Everything was delicious and the staff was friendly.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Typical food”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

This is the place to be if you want to try some local food and enjoy a beer while you have some ceviche or chicharrones.

Patacones are amazing.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Chicarrones”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is a great place in Escazu to get some real good pork chicharrones. The value is good. They offer typical Costa Rican dishes at local prices. This is not some tourist trap. It's well known amongst locals and I highly recommend it if you're into this type of informal, country cuisine.

Visited April 2014
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“My Favorite for Tipica”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Casona de Laly is my favorite place for tipica in the San Jose area. Prices are good and the food is tasty. We particularly love the dedos de queso and the patacones mixtos. (Yes, we usually go for snacks and beers.) This is on my visit list each time I'm in the Central Valley.

  • Visited April 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Authentic Locals Hotspot”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

While in San Jose we ran into a local who recommended a trip to Escazu to try La Casana de Laly. Upon arrival we immediately were given a table and our Imperial's arrived at the table before I was back from the restroom.

The place was slammed with locals just enjoying their Friday night with a drink and some good food. With our limited Spanish we navigated the menu as best as we could. Our server was helpful in recommendations as well, even with limited English. The food was on our table in record time and everyone in our party enjoyed their food. (Definitely snag an appetizer of Ceviche) I personally thought the portions were large and we all agreed that the price was cheap. For four people's entrees, two appetizers, and at least 2 beers per person the price came to $40US.

When we left there wasn't a single table available, so definitely plan accordingly.
I do agree with the reviews of others, however, that the fast service has the ability to turn tables quickly, so do not leave if you find yourself needing to wait for a few.

  • Visited March 2014
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