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La Terrasse French Cuisine

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Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
+506 8939 8470
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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Terrasse is a special place. Its obscure location in Barrio Amon veils what leads to a charming ambiance that is distinctly French and feels like home. The chef and her husband create a magical experience through their personal attention, perfectly prepared dishes with high quality, fresh ingredients and impeccable presentation. I highly recommend the mascarpone, goat cheese and fresh... More 

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3 Thank Kim O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit to La Terrasse for dinner. The first time on a business trip two years ago was so special that my colleague and I could hardly wait to dine there again this trip. La Terrasse is unique. The restaurant is small and elegant and the food is amazing. I have dined in fine restaurants in many... More 

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Eureka, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been traveling regularly to Costa Rica for about 8 years. I discovered La Terrasse (then in a different location, in an old hotel, a few blocks from its current location in Bario Amon). I had little exposure to French Cuisine and was surprised and delighted by the quality, freshness and presentation of the meal. Everything was fresh, delicious,... More 

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3 Thank cozpop
London, UK
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found La Terrasse through the Trip Advisor ratings which enthused. It is not easy to find, our taxi driver was surprised to find a restaurant in a private house and it took a while for us to get in but when you finally enter you arrive in a corner of Provence in San Jose. There is a short a... More 

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1 Thank mfranks911
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I'd consider this one of my favorites French restaurants, food is tasteful, Also a great service and it does fulfills you. Totally worth the price.

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1 Thank Esteban P
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must do different experience if you live in San Jose. Very French (maybe a little cliched), good solid French cooking, interesting venue which is the owner's home so better for a quiet night rather than a large group.

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2 Thank maude074
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We found this place on trip advisor and had to check it out being we both love french food. I thought the place was fascinating and really enjoyed the decor and the very personal service that came along with it. We both enjoyed our meals and they also were playing some classical music that was quite enjoyable also. My only... More 

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Thank DanielleG04
San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great place: excellent food (basically french cuisine with a local twist in terms of ingredients and seasoning). great attention (the chef and her husband receives and attends personally) and the place is gorgeous (the tables are located in the main room of a typical old house of Costa Rica). Fully recommended!!!. The only drawback is the parking.... More 

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Santa Ana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Since you arrive to the place the experience is unique , you don't feel like you are in a restaurant you feel that you are in a friend's house , the vintage decor of the house is very warm , Gerald , the host , make you feel at home ! The wine was great ! The chef , Patricia... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner with my gf. Most important thing to know is that they don't take cards, so you need to take cash with you ($100/min on a full course dinner for 2). The place is aesthetically nice and the food is genuine French and good. The only complaint is that the place has a constant cigarette odor, which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 35
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 8939 8470

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?