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La Casona Tipica

$$ - $$$Latin, ,
Avenida segunda, frente al hotel Talamanca, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2248 0701
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“casado” (8 reviews)
“maduros” (2 reviews)
“locals eating” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenida segunda, frente al hotel Talamanca, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We came to this interesting, barn-like restaurant for snacks and drinks and totally enjoyed ourselves. Our food was yummy and the service was also good. Everything reasonably priced and located near the market and the airport buses.

Thank Josy213
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Having eaten in different local food restaurants in the city center (from “expensive tourist traps” to central market stalls/booths), La Casona Tipica has suited us the best so far. We usually order Casados for comparisons, and the bistek (beef slice) was very tender and tasty...More

1  Thank WannaBeObjective
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I asked my taxi driver, with whom I’d become well acquainted after a fiasco at Ticabus (not their fault, ‘‘twas mine), where could i find delicious, authentic food. He recommended La Casona. Upon arrival, i was able to get a view of all the delicious...More

Thank Tamika C
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I loved the food and ambiance of this place. It felt very local, with lots of families enjoying a big weekend meal. I got the casado with fried fish fillet. It was really yummy! The piece of fish was big and it was cooked very...More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to eat. Good choice of costa Rican food, friendly service, very helpful, loads of locals eating, free WiFi, decent prices. As a solo traveller I thought this place was excellent, not intimidating at all. I adore the Maduros con natilla (cheese not my...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We came there for diner quite late and had all sorts of dishes that they offered. Although reasonably priced, the food was not great and portions were small. The restaurant itself has a nice ambiance and the presentation of the dishes was quite nice. The...More

Thank magadiz
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...More

Thank Gus B
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...More

Thank Pinkguns J
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...More

Thank Annette G
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....More

Thank AsiaTr0tter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
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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