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Sofia Restaurante Mediterraneo Arte & Cultura

Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2224 5050
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely, reasonably priced restaurant. The shrimp risotto was absolutely incredible, as was the assorted appetizer plate. We were disappointed by the chocolate souffle, but I believe we ordered the wrong dessert for this restaurant. The owner was attentive and delightful.

Thank Sabrina L
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed sunday lunch at this buzzing restaurant. I chose a lamb stew off the specials menu which had delicious flavours. My husband chose the tuna fillet salad which was also very tasty. It was very hard to decide what to order as the whole menu...More

1  Thank LeeAnn M
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We went here on our last night, hoping for a good meal - and it exceeded our expectations. The staff were great, food fabulous (especially the lamb), good decor and ambience - all in all a bit of the mediterranean in Costa Rica. A perfect...More

Thank Guillods
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Romantic Mediterranean restaurant in trendy Barrio Escalante and worth the price. Great service and wide selection and for Central America a very extensive wine list. This is a good spot for a hot date, special event or when in the mood for lamb or other...More

1  Thank LS M
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is nice and small; very nice atmosphere. However, best thing in the house is the lamb dishes... AMAZING!!! I've had lamb in several cities around the world, but hands down (in my perspective) this is the best I've ever had!!! Will keep on coming...More

Thank rpant2511
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure to take part in the Greek Night a couple of weeks ago. Both the guest speaker and Mehmet explained everything about the dishes on the menu, from the preparation to the history of the dish and even its name. The food...More

1  Thank omorales95
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had dinner here for the first time this past weekend. Food was amazing and the service was impeccable. The owner is usually there, from what I could understand, and he goes around, making sure you're satisfied with everything and making sure you get all you...More

Thank r2gasa
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I went with two Costa Rican friends to Sunday lunch at Sofia Mediterraneo after being out of the country for a year. What a joy. I got my favorite leg of lamb dish, baklava, and two Turkish coffees. My friends got other lamb dishes (also...More

1  Thank Deedra M
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Sofia offers a nice menu inspired by tasty and original recipes from the Mediterranean Basin. The presentation of the food is great, as well as customer service.

Thank ochassot
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I was client of this excellent restaurant during the time I lived in San Jose. Today is a very sofisticaded restaurant with the same two owners. I visited it with pleasure yesterday. Excellent ambience and good cuisine, good wines and an excellent and kind service.

Thank Jose P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 48
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2224 5050
  • E-mail
The Mediterranean is our reason of being, with a wider concept that doesn't only include the food but also the health, the arts, the conversations and the friendships that are born in our table. Our influences come from the culinary and culturally richness of 22 Mediterranean countries.
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