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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
12 Sep 2018
“Comfort Food and friendly staff!”
19 Jun 2018
Closed Now
Costa Rican, Latin, International, Spanish, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida 9 Calle 13 | 50 mtrs west of Cancelaria Yellow House, San Jose 10105, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Went there during the world cup for lunch. The atmosphere was very family friendly and the food is typical Costa Rican with beans and rice. Not very spicy. The beer is cold . The prices are economical and even though the food is average, it...More

Thank siracha20
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Really lovely meal - staff were very attentive and helpful - must say good was very good and well prepared and presented - I would return if ever back in Colònia SAN Jordi in future.

Thank Rodders0606
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, 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
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