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Sofia Restaurante Mediterraneo Arte & Cultura

Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2224 5050
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • 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 11 March 2015

Sofia Mediterraneo is one of those places where you wish you could eat there every day. Besides the superbly prepared and varied Mediterranean cuisine, especially Turkish dishes, the atmosphere is personal, friendly, just like coming home to a family reunion. Music, dance, presentations, cultural events,...More

Date of visit: April 2014
Thank CarlosLdelaRosa
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Our hotel recommended Sofia and we are so glad they did! It was within walking distance of ur hotel, Hotel 1492. The co-owner Mehmet Onuralp talked with us and recommended one of the evening's specialties, grouper. It was so delicious! Fresh and perfectly cooked. The...More

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank Linda P
Reviewed 10 October 2014

This is one of the best meals I have ever had in Costa Rica, and I´m even sure, one of the best of my life. Every dish brings something different and very authentic of the style of food they serve. Many different and rare flavours...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank Adrián B
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Excellent food in an ottoman atmosphere. Great night! We saw a presentation about the sultan and traditions in the Ottoman Empire. We were able to know new spices

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank AriCoto
Reviewed 31 August 2014

It was our last night in San Jose since we were flying back home the next morning. After a wonderful costarican experience, we've chosen mediterranean for that night, since the whole family had missed it. See we are Canadians of Greek origin and very curious,...More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank Panagiota S
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Walking to Sofia Mediterraneo is like entering an experience somewhere in the Mediterranean. Lovely smells of ancient spices like cardamon and cumin makes one want to try every dish on the special's board. The meats are my favorite but I was lucky enough to have...More

Date of visit: June 2014
1  Thank Alejandra R
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We ate twice at Sofia for dinner while in the St. Elena area. The restaurant has a very nice, quiet atmosphere, and the food and service were very good.

Date of visit: March 2014
Thank Nhiker
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I found this restaurant on the last day of my trip in Costa Rica and the food was amazing. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very relaxing and beautiful and the service was great too. Definitely make a stop at Sofia's during your stay in...More

Date of visit: February 2014
Thank Cole M
Reviewed 11 February 2014

My childhood Greek friends took me to Sofia where I had a great time. The ambiance seem to be be quiet oriental, tables and decoration quite simple but the food was extremely tasty. Not to forget that the owner of the restaurant, Memet, a friend...More

Date of visit: February 2014
Thank Bob Y
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Sofia was my favorite reastaurant when in my Costa Rica travel....Beside the very tasteful dishes,have very cute and friendly atmosphere that feel yourself like in your home.All dishes have specialities of mediterranean kitchen culture..i especially liked lamb and fish dishes with special red wines..All customers...More

Date of visit: January 2014
Thank istanbull1907
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 48
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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
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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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