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La Casona Tipica

$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
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Avenida segunda, frente al hotel Talamanca, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2248 0701
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Scarsdale
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

As you approach La Casona Tipica on the corner of a busy central business district with its Coca Cola sign and tin roof it doesn't look very promising but first impressions can be deceiving. The sea bass with garlic is one of the best seafood dishes we ever had. And the prices are very reasonable. They make a great cup... More 

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Thank Gus B
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

great food great prices variety - healthy lots of fruits middle of down town San Jose - all surrounding is shops cafes park church market - everything is accessible from your dining area - banks - place has Wifi - very attentive waiters - impeccable service - A wooden bungalow that looks like a typical central american kitchen.

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Thank Pinkguns J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Please don't come here for typical Costa Rican fare. We saw cockroaches near the kitchen. Our server was condescending, tried to upsell us and it felt like pulling teeth when we asked for suggestions. The ambiance is interesting but the food is poor compared to other restaurants that serve simple typical fare and you could tell that nobody cares about... More 

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Thank Annette G
Singapore, Singapore
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The guacamole and salsa are reasonable, I had a beef steak that was quite tasty and tender. On second trip we ordered some nachos which were not edible. Who in the world puts cold, canned cheese on cold chips and serves them that way? Yuck. Overall- if you need a quick snack an a beer.. this place works. Don't take... More 

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Thank AsiaTr0tter
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious and tasty, good price for the quantity and quality of the food, very clean and the service was nice

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Thank Julian L
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews I was expecting great food and service. The food was average and I thought the service was below average. The server was barely around and when I did get his attention, I felt like I was inconveniencing him. Nonetheless, I'll give him the benefit out the doubt and just say it was an average experience rather... More 

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Thank Corvette M
Aventura, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I was a little skeptical when I saw pics and read some of the reviews. I love this place, the food is authentic and the vibe is amazing. Don't get dressed up, it's more casual and a quick bit kind of joint. We had black beans and rice with chicken and steak. The price was really reasonable $30 for two... More 

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Thank Luxury23
San Salvador, El Salvador
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place to eat Some local food , the only reason I'm giving 4 is cause I went there around 9:00pm and from all the menu they only had like 4 dishes available , it was a little bit disappointed but overall it's good

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Thank Kevin C
Henderson, Nevada
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I caught this place toward the end of my trip and it managed to surprise my even after seven days of eating Latin food. The atmosphere was great and the coffee was perfect.

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Thank vegassolotraveler
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great casado and refrescas! This was the second best casado i had in CR. Very close to the Central Market and lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Lots of Ticos inside eating and talking.

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Thank KCW2TX

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida segunda, frente al hotel Talamanca, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2248 0701

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