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Le Monastere

Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2228 8515
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“escargot” (5 reviews)
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French, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal with a world class view. It was just a feeling but it seams this place is due for an updating of the menu and the decor. Not a complete over haul but just some improvements. Not a complaint just an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 375philp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner with my fiancé to celebrate our one year engagement. The wait staff was very helpful. Our table had an amazing view of the city. The food was amazing I had a tuna and it was very good. The place use to be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MaxAres
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today I went with my wife to “La Cava”. From this place you can see San Jose downtown and it is truly amazing. Waiters are polite and willing to help you. My concern is with the food quality. We got a promo for barbecue for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank luisgabriel110
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The food is good but it is way over priced, it has a very new view and the guys are dressed in a medieval way, so that looks cool, the service was very good too..

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Alexander B
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This was my 5th trip to San Jose and I had all but given up on fine dining in this city. Then Le Monastere was recommended and my interest in San Jose was renewed. This is a gorgeous and unique facility with lots of history....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Joski69
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The view is spectacular however the food is average as its service. Offerings on the menu where over price which I assume is because of the view.. nothing especial about the cuisine in here

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank X947DNsusanr
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Great old restaurant that you can visit the Monastere’s Chapel. Amazing view of San Jose in Costa Rica, great food, service and wines. If you like onions I would recommend the French onions soup, delicious!!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Gustavo C
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Sitting high in the mountains over San Jose in a former monastery, La Monastere offers breathtaking views of the city, attentive service, and an extensive menu with local cuisine heavily influenced with European tastes. I visited for a business dinner with a large enough group...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Gary G
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Exquisite view. Plenty of food to satisfy your appetite. A must visit if you come to Costa Rica. Staff are very knowledgeable and very accommodating. They also have a church located on the premises. You are allowed to go outside to take a pic of...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank drchrissytravels17
Reviewed 27 March 2018

The view is amazing. But i think it´s too pricey if you consider the quality of the food. I think San Jose has much better restaurants if you are looking to taste a great dish. Consider that San Jose is very windy and sometimes going...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank GabrielGos
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11 March 2018|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Per their website, Sunday they are closed on Sunday Hours: Monday 6:30–11PM Tuesday 6:30–11PM Wednesday 6:30–11PM Thursday 6:30–11PM Friday 6:30–11PM Saturday 6:30–11PM Sunday Closed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 8515
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