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“Very well prepared foods”

Restaurante Jurgen's
Ranked #20 of 648 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Piedmont, California
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
“Very well prepared foods”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

This restaurant is part of the Hotel Boutique Jade, a well-appointed small hotel near the University campus. It's menu choices are not typical Costa Rican, but more continental in taste. The dishes tend to use more sauces than basic Costa Rican cuisine and the menu is long enough to give most diners plenty of choices.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Expensive - so so food”
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Not the best place to eat definitely. Food is "international" but it is not really as good as you might think when entering the restaurant. Place is nice but the food does not live up to the initial expectation.

Visited March 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Jurgen's nothing special”
Reviewed 3 November 2012

We crossed town from our hotel (thirty minute drive) because we thought this would be something special in San Jose. We were mildly disappointed. The waiters were very attentive and helpful although none of them spoke English. I would have expected at least one who did. Fortunately we speak enough Spanish to get by. The menu was really unimaginative. I always hope to find something that I am not familiar with to learn another dish for my own repertoire. But they had only the same old routine dishes. However I must say they were cooked well and presented well. The prices were not the highest I have ever paid but we did not feel we really had value for money. I had four small lamb chops. My wife ordered salmon because she could not find anything exciting on the menu. The bill came to $86 including two small glasses of house wine. We were seated near a corridor leading to the bathrooms. Nobody from the restaurant ever passed us but there was a constant stream of people coming in through a door behind us and noisily walking to the bathrooms. Toward the end of our meal groups of people came through the door and passed our table with loud conversation and headed for the front entrance of the restaurant. Several of them bumped into our table with backpacks and cases. I discovered that this was all because there was a meeting room behind the restaurant and, instead of using the bathrooms in the hotel and going out through the hotel entrance; they all chose to disturb our meal. One would think I high priced restaurant such as this would have had some concerns for their guest's privacy and comfort. It was almost like a comedy but a rather expensive one for us. There are several far better restaurants in San Jose. I see other people liked this restaurant. I have travelled throughout the world all my life so I guess my standards are higher than most.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank drushton
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food and staff.”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

I have enjoyed the excellent food here while staying at the Boutique Hotel Jade. The food and service were great.

Visited June 2012
Thank Jeff N
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Most delicious food ever”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

We were thinking about going out to dinner and felt more like staying and eating at the hotel's restaurant. I ordered onion soup, that was excellent, and for the main course I had veil wienerschnitzel which came with a salad. Everything was superb, I was so full I couldn't finish and that made me very sad.

Visited April 2012
Thank mary c
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