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Restaurante Plaza Espana

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Del Cruce de San Antonio de Escazu, 100 Este y 50 Sur | 400 Oeste y 100 Sur de la Iglesia Catolica de San Antonio de Escazu, Escazu 10202, Costa Rica
+506 2228 1850
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:30
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 22:30
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Showing 17: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

After reading the reviews I was expecting great things at a mid-range price. I was disappointed to have dry chicken breast and tiny thumb nail size shrimp. No full menu printed out. We've experienced tapas restaurants like ceviche in Orlando and were astonished at the pricing; even more expensive than a huge fine dining establishment in the heart of orlando... More 

Thank Judy G
Brownsville, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I cannot remember having such a delightful evening in a very long time! Visiting the Escazu area of San Jose for the first time, and wanted to try something we couldn't get in the States. Trip Advisor rated this restaurant quite highly - especially for the price - and we decided to give it a try. It's a good thing... More 

Thank LAURIE8878
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Amazing food and wonderful service! We had a wonderful meal including tapas and wine. Better than Barcelona and Madrid! Highly recommend. View from balcony was beautiful. Able to see the lights of San Jose'. Service was superb! We will be back!

Thank Belinda A
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The view from the place is beautiful, the attention is incredible. They offer very good Spanish wine at a very good price and the food is good as well. I recommend it!

1 Thank Carolina P
San Jose
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Excellent Spanish food & wine, good ambiance and excellent service, good price! Might get chilly if you sit outside...

Thank Gdo_Castillo
Heredia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Very nice place, a gateway close to the city in a really rustic but fine environment. Food was awesome, however it needs more descriptions for those who do not know that much about Spanish food. Morcilla is the best I have tried. Prices some good, some off, but overall worth for a special occasion

Thank Fernando_Barahona
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Estimate Mr. Fernando, thanks for taking the time to comment your gastronomic experience in our restaurant, we are happy to read that you liked our menu, especially the black "morcilla", we hope to see you again here and you can discover new options that we are including in our menu . More 

Quepos, Costa Rica
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258 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We went based on the ratings I looked at on TA. This is a mediterranean look place with lots of character, but not overly classy and that is in a good way. The wait staff (Jennifer) was excellent and we ordered two tapas and two medium sized dishes to share. The chorizo was very good and the potato tortilla was... More 

Thank Terry W
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Hi Mr. Terry we are glad to read that you liked our gastronomy offer and services, we hope to see you soon around here and order our new tapas that will be in our new menu. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

It's hard to believe that in such an "off the beaten track" location one would find such delectable Spanish treats!!! Wonderful Pulpo a la Gallega that I haven't eaten since a long ago vacation in Madrid!! Heavenly Gambas al Ajillo! My husband loved the Callos a la Madrileña, too. Delightful rustic setting in an old adobe house, attentive service and... More 

1 Thank Kathryn K
Dnavasdiaz, Propietario at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Kathryn, on behalf of all our staff and myself I thank you for commenting and evaluating our restaurant in such detail. We are happy to hear that enjoyed our food, especially the shrimp, octopus and calluses (one of my favorites).We hope to see you soon around here and follow discovering new dishes from our menu and our new... More 

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Nice cozy ambiance, food was delicious. The wine list was good, but limited. GET THE SANGRIA! Staff was very friendly. I will certainly be back.

Thank Geoff D
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Mr. Hi Geoff, thanks for comment and evaluate our restaurant, we are glad you like our Sangria (secret recipe), our food and service. We hope to see you soon around here. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is a great place to hang out, have a couple of drinks (great Sangria) and food is just WORTH IT! remember to ask for the daily specials! they are really special!

Thank castrosasso
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear customer, thank you for commenting your visit to our restaurant, we are glad you like our Sangria (secret recipe) and our new "Tapas" out of our menu. We hope to see soon around here. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 40
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Cruce de San Antonio de Escazu, 100 Este y 50 Sur | 400 Oeste y 100 Sur de la Iglesia Catolica de San Antonio de Escazu, Escazu 10202, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 1850
Restaurant with authentic Spanish cuisine, tapas and entrees, a wide selection of Spanish wines and, terrace overlooking the valley and tapas-bar very affordable prices and exclusive audience.

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