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“A very pleasant surprise”
Review of Otoya 1155 Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

Otoya 1155 Restaurant & Lounge
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Otoya 1155 Restaurant & Lounge is located in Barrio Otoya, the historical district of San Jose, capital of Costa Rica. An evocative building of the XIX century characterized by its unique architecture hosts this glamorous trendy restaurant where food, service and ambience enchant for customer care. Typical Italian dishes, wide selection of wines, music and live performances make this place the best spot to experience an unforgettable dinner.Bringing back to the memories and the charm of ancient times when Barrio Otoya was the favorite location of the high class society of Costa Rica, this elegant Mansion shows anyone going through its doors, that time and elegance walk side by side in this unique new Italian Restaurant.
Miami, Florida, United States
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A very pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

I went there with my wife and friend after reading the reviews here, and could not have wished for a better meal. Every plate was the right portion not too big and not too small but full of flavor which made every plate an exquisite experience. A very good restaurant and I will definetely come back.

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1 Thank CarlosyCarolina
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Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in one the nicest neighborhoods in SJ”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

The place is cozy and decorated with a lot of taste, so it creates a nice atmosphere for a quiet night out. I had mostly italian dishes and they were really really good! Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Randall_Trejos
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San Jose ,Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“simply delicious. elegant without pretense”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Well thought out food in a chic,artistic decor in a historic elegant mansion. The staff were professional and friendly.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank ScottKWimer
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Denver, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Atmosphere and People!”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Otoya 1155 is a much needed addition to Downtown San Jose's restaurant scene. The atmosphere is modern and stylish, but still relates to the cultural and historic context of its location. The food was excellent and the staff were among the most welcoming people we met in Costa Rica, which says a lot since Costa Ricans are known for their hospitality! Plus, they are open Sunday nights! If you're looking for a relaxed place to have great food, enjoy a beautifully designed atmosphere and feel a better connection to the local urban culture, this is it!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank domandsadie
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San Jose
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding place!”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I wanted to have dinner at a different place in San Jose with my friends, so we decided to visit Otoya 1155 Restaurant. We were impressed after having such a well-prepared dinner. But not only food was amazing but also the restaurant's greatest added value: Fabrizio and all his staff. We managed to spend some time talking to them and they are amazingly nice! On the other hand, this establishment has a remarkable decoration, which is kind of unique to find in the capital. We highly recommend this place to everybody! you won't regret it!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Luis A
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