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“Great food and service in San Jose, CR”

Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral
Ranked #20 of 600 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Italian, American, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Award Winning "El Patio" restaurant is located facing Avenida Central, San Jose's most visited pedestrian boulevard. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of international and typical Costa Rican dishes and drinks in a pleasant and relaxing setting. In our menu you will find meat and seafood dishes, pastas and risottos, soups and salads, sandwiches and hamburgers, and many local specialties. Live music every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
“Great food and service in San Jose, CR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

I had the pleasure of dinning here last evening during a rain storm on a Saturday night. Not sure why that matters but the food was excellent, well priced, great selection of food and drinks, and the service by Mauricio was outstanding. If looking for a great relaxing sit down place with friends or a date this is it.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Quantity not quality”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

This restaurant is very centrally situated on the Avenida Central and we went there because it was close to our hotel. The food was the worst that we had eaten in our two weeks in Costa Rica - and the service was slow. The fruit drinks were well diluted with water and although there was plenty of food - far too much to eat, it was quantity rather than quality. A small amount of vegetables were added to an enormous mound of rice!

  • Visited May 2014
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Los Olivos, California, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Being our first meal in Costa Rica our group chose the typical plate and was delicious! It was nice to sit in the open air right on one of the main avenues. We inquired about the local beers and the waiter brought out all the different types that are from Costa Rica! Our waitress Ivannia was very helpful and prompt.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Reta T
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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Good food, good atmosphere and great attention from Kattia. I recommend it.
I went with a friend, we took an appetizer, 2 main courses and one dessert. 50 $. And both of us left with our leftovers!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank pazpace
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Solvang, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Architecture & food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

This open air, multi story ceiling restaurant right on Avenida Central had one of best breakfasts we had anywhere in Costa Rica. We enjoyed the traditional Costa Rican dinner, too, and found Christopher an especially helpful server.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Nancy E
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