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Restaurant El Jardin San Jose

Avenida 9 Calle 13 | 50 mtrs west of Cancelaria Yellow House, San Jose 10105, Costa Rica
+506 2222 7184
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
18 Sep 2017
“Budget friendly typical Costa Rican food!”
16 Nov 2017
“A decent place to eat”
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Costa Rican, Latin, International, Spanish, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenida 9 Calle 13 | 50 mtrs west of Cancelaria Yellow House, San Jose 10105, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

If you are going from San Jose airport to the west of the island you will almost sure you will cross this fairly large restaurant/shop/ garden with decent local food at reasonable prices

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 19 September 2017

If you are looking for great Costa Rican food at a reasonable price, this is the place for you. Although the menu has a lot more than just the typical "Casado", I would say that it is the best option available. The Casado comes with...More

Thank joepent
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Closed now name is SALENA- When El Jardin- great waitress -full bar-onion rings /great/ Now CLOSED Salena part of hoste that also was part of hotel Rincon. So-so in quality- disco/dj on fri y sat- no menu posted outside hard to find!

Thank Robert A L
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Food was very good. Atmosphere was excellent. Cost was normal. I was hoping things were cheaper in Costa Rica but our meal was $70 for family of 4

Thank Garry R
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I wanted to try some traditional Costa Rican food. I had tried some in a couple of other restaurants and to be honest it was a bit bland compared to say Mexican food. I had the traditional chicken meal at Al Jardin and it was...More

Thank Bruce Randall W
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We stopped in because we were in the area. We had "BBQ" buffet- choice of meat (or veg) with a buffet of sides. The steak was decent, my dinner partner's pork chop was decent, and the sides were good. The drinks were good, and the...More

Thank Dana H
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

As this is my first big trip since becoming vegan, naturally I get a little concerned at how difficult it may be to find something both without animal products, but also tasty. El Jardin is fantastic for both. When I arrived, having been starved by...More

Thank Natasha T
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We had dinner here and were happy that we did so. We had the casado with chicken made in the local style and it was tasty. The place has a nice atmosphere and our waitress was both friendly and attentive. The also provide a basket...More

Thank vincemc
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I had to eat here twice, once for breakfast and once for lunch, because that is where the group I was with was stopping. It is buffet Style. There is free wifi that worked well for me. There is also a gift shop and a...More

Thank aellist
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Super friendly service and their homemade limonade and bread are very very good. Also good spicy wedges and nice sauces with the food.

Thank Elodie L
CalloCr, Owner at Restaurant El Jardin San Jose, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Dear guest, thank you for your nice comments we are glad you enjoyed. Warm regards Jos de Haan Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
Costa Rican, Latin, International, Spanish, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 9 Calle 13 | 50 mtrs west of Cancelaria Yellow House, San Jose 10105, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 7184
  • E-mail
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