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Cafe Mundo

Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2222 6190
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken to this restaurant which was a short walk from our hotel. It was so good we went back the next night also. The setting is a wonderful old house with terraces and a lush garden turned into a restaurant. Each room is...More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Mundo was an excellent spot for business dinner on a recent trip to San Jose. The interior has wonderful art and great design. The service and hospitality is outstanding. The menu offers a great deal of choice and variety, with a great selection of...More

Thank Nicolette M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the atmosphere, but was not impressed with the food both times that i ate there. I have no plans on going back.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the food and the service was great. It was fast and friendly. We don't live in SJO but if we did we would for sure go there more often. The house itself looks to be a historical house and it is very funky....More

Thank brendad288
zagatchicago, Propietario at Cafe Mundo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your nice review

Reviewed 16 May 2017

From the moment you enter the gates of this gracious home-turned-restaurant you feel like you've left the depressing security bars and sad, squat little buildings of San Jose behind. We sat on the terrace surrounded by a lush garden, colorful walls and beautiful tiled floor....More

Thank Erika T
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Very sketchy area to begin with, but once there, the food was pretty good, and if you want, you can go off the menu. Staff may have had an off night as the service was pretty poor. Our friend dropped a wine glass, and she...More

Thank Waikai1
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Overall pleasant experience- way overpriced personal pizza $15 - 22 depending on what you order. House converted to restaurant- small rooms-alcoves-veranda dinning. Hard to find--NO SIGN! Walking in main entrance -like going into a jungle- first timers would be wary of getting mugged. Owner gracious/pleasant...More

Thank Robert A L
zagatchicago, Propietario at Cafe Mundo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear costumer: Perhaps you ignore that Costa Rica is one of the most expensive countries in the area , and all the premium ingredients we buy for our restaurant are more pricey than in the US, and you also seem to you ignore the fact...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived in San Jose late and found cafe Mundo close to our hotel. The building is very pretty, we sat on the terrace and were greeted immediately by very friendly staff. My husband had the beef stew from the specials menu which was very...More

Thank zendrich
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I loved sitting on the veranda having a very good penne con vodka and local Ambar beer Very welcoming and attentive staff Perfect end the day Will come again

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Is a great place located in an old house in SJO downtown.. I recommend to arrive using UBER or red taxis and do not walk around the place if you go during the night. I love everything in the menu and the wine of the...More

Thank LizzySH_cr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 100 - USD 400
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:00
05:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 6190
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