We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral

Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
+506 2222 5022
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (42 reviews)
“tilapia” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,219)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 567 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The noise from the "music" from the upstairs bar made this an unlikely place for a friendly tete a tete. Staff were pleasant and helpful and for a quick bite, it was OK.

Thank Ewingston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, the service slow but good. The have to add some music in the place. But I recommend to go day of the week.

Thank Madeline_Sofi2010
Stay in the know!Get the latest updates on restaurants and more in Bangkok.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is okay. Prices include 13% tax and 10% service. Thus what happens if you pay 16,600 with 2 banknotes of 10,000? Yes, you get back 3 notes of 1,000 and 8 pieces of 50 colones; a bunch of coins that you do not...More

Thank WallyHolland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good sandwiches, 4 stars because of Pasquale’s great service! Location is right in the middle of downtown

Thank nick_wz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day of ziplining & hiking in the rainforest, this was good spot to unwind with a glass of sangria and a fish casada plate. Outside of the plaintains being a bit overcooked and the icing on the carrot cake tasting a little...More

Thank elhseven
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant twice on our holiday. First for a drink at the start and then for a group meal at the end. It is a big restaurant with a wide and varied menu at quite reasonable prices. The last night we went...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at this place a couple of times because it was at our hotel, and we were pleasantly surprised. It provided good food and service, and if you sit near the street entry, it is great for people watching. Comfortable seating and a overall,...More

Thank John B
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to learn you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this place as an end of tour celebration for 16 people. We sat down at 18.30 and by 19.30 not one of us had been served a drink. This is just intolerable, dreadful and disrespectful service. Food when it came was average, tasteless...More

Thank J0nah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a tour and we stayed at Hotel Balmoral. Dinner for the group was basic and good. I had arroz con pollo and it was very tasty.

Thank Dee_in_DE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is kind a nice but not spectacular. With the large space they could have done a better use of the room available. It could be rustic but nicer. Prices are ok. Waiters are very amicable and nice. The food is so so. I...More

Thank MLGG2000
Nearby HotelsSee all 78 hotels in San Jose
Balmoral Hotel
1,458 reviews
.02 km away
Hotel Presidente
1,632 reviews
.07 km away
Morazan Hotel & Casino
65 reviews
.08 km away
Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas
389 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Tenedor Argentino
838 reviews
.24 km away
777 reviews
.26 km away
Alma de Cafe
86 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
2,989 reviews
.25 km away
Galeria Namu
163 reviews
.33 km away
Precolumbian Gold Museum
2,044 reviews
.17 km away
Jade Museum
1,025 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 5022
  • E-mail
The Award Winning "El Patio" restaurant is located facing Avenida Central, San Jose's most visited pedestrian boulevard. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of international and typical Costa Rican dishes and drinks in a pleasant and relaxing setting. In our menu you will find meat and seafood dishes, pastas and risottos, soups and salads, sandwiches and hamburgers, and many local specialties. Live music every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing