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Restaurante Kalu

Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
+506 2253 8426
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Hats off to chef-owner Camille. It takes a special person to run a restaurant that cares so much. And everything about this place says they do. The food, the ingredients, the staff, the design. It all shows how much she cares. It was a lovely...More

Thank Departure581541
Reviewed 11 July 2018

A great place to stop by for a coffee or a cold drink, prices are mid-range, considering this place is on the fancy side of town...Desserts are amazing! Food is well presented and the staff is helpful and friendly. Another highlight of the place is...More

Thank Migue M
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A friend and I went for a coffee. We had 2 capuccinos and 2 paninis. After 40 minutes of waiting, our food fi...na...lly... arrived. My chicken panini had 20 grams of chicken. And my friend's lomito panini was very dry. We paid around $40 for...More

Thank LucyQL
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Once we saw the place outside — we hesitated. It looks like a house. In fact used to be a house converted into a beautifully decorated restaurant. Wonderful and sophisticated taste. Salmon is very good and the quesadilla. The presentation is excellent and so the...More

1  Thank MLGG2000
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We had such a wonderful breakfast at Restaurant Kalu. The food was innovative and delicious, the coffee addictive, and the desserts yummy. Would definitely return.

Thank YampySouthFlorida
Reviewed 23 November 2017

I came to Kalu because Cafeoteca is located in the same building, but wound up getting food several times. I had breakfast, lunch, AND dinner there over a 4 week span. It's the perfect spot for a Sunday brunch or a date night with your...More

Thank Cliff F
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I went there lunch on a Saturday. They have a small but nice choice for lunch that I understand gets bigger for dinner. The place is very nice, cosy atmosphere with possibility to eat also outside in a small garden. I saw a few families...More

Thank fbonaglia
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I met a friend here for brunch and was a little disappointed by the limited menu. But everything we ordered was very good and fresh. The desserts were excellent. I had to wait for my friend so also got a coffee in the cafe area...More

Thank mlittle00
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This place is really nice and trendy. The cake and pie selection is impressive and very tasty. Definitely a cool spot to check out and grab a bite to eat.

Thank mikeronorato
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We stopped at Kalu for lunch after the Book Fair - it was our first time trolling around barrio Escalante. Do yourself a favor if you are a tourist - head out there for lunch or dinner to see what San Jose could look like!...More

Thank TomaSchultz
Camille R, Propietario at Restaurante Kalu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Hi Tomas! thanks for your kind review! It is our main goal to have costumers leaving our project with a smile on their faces and a happy belly! We work everyday to give our best and make people feel at home! Thanks again so much!...More

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Questions & Answers
22 August 2018|
Response from MLGG2000 | Reviewed this property |
You are asking about DC— right? In DC there are plenty of restaurants offering gluten free dishes but to be honest I have no seeing a menu offering dishes without onions nor garlic. The best option could be for you to... More
13 July 2015|
Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I do not have a listing of the artists, but you can contact them directly, and ask. Their contact info is on their website. (google restaurant Kalu) Good Luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2253 8426
  • E-mail
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