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“Fantastic Food, Wonderful Experience”
Review of Cocina Eclectica

Cocina Eclectica
Ranked #21 of 190 Restaurants in Escazu
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

My absolutely favorite place to eat in the San Jose area......Joanna's artistry and creativity in the kitchen is beyond compare......She mixes flavors and textures to the delight of anyone's palate and a meal there is never a disappointment.

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1  Thank CharleneAnn
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Wow, this woman is an artist in the kitchen like I have not seen before. You arrive in her beautiful home and she asks you if there are things you do not like to eat. After that, you just enjoy the culinary ride. She presents as many small dishes/courses as you would like and each is unique and amazing. She does all of this with the utmost calm and grace and even let our 6 year old son be an active part of helping her cook. Prepare to be amazed.

1  Thank RagnaS123
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

Referred by my neighboring Airbnb host, I headed up the street for "magical" food. I rang the bell of the unmarked house and entered an enchanting world. After going over my likes, disikes and allergies, Joanna disappeared to the kitchen. She proceeded to deliver treat after tasty treat until I said, "Stop." I loved everything I ate and wanted to lick my plates clean. During the 5-course culinary cruise, I soaked up art, strolled in the garden and brushed up on Chinese Medicine. A once in a lifetime opportunity or lunch tomorrow? Whatever you do, don't miss it!

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3  Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed 3 April 2015

If in Costa Rica,you must visit Cocina Eclectica,the restaurant ,the food and chef Joanna were all wonderful. The unique experience starts with walking through the door and once you inform Joanna of any dislikes or allergies you are seated in a beautiful room filled with a collection of wonderful art and unique items,then she heads to the kitchen and creates a delicious meal for you at a very affordable price which allows you to order as many as you like as portions are generous but if you wish ,her delicious creations will keep on coming untill you have had your fill. Joanna is an artist when it comes to food ,it's display and especially in taste,there is nothing like it,which is why I keep using the word unique.If in San Jose you must visit Cocina Eclectica,you'll be very glad you did...M.Higgins

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3  Thank Marlene V
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Joanna, a chef from New York who has found a second home in Costa Rica, is running her restaurant in her home kitchen. She’ll ask you about your food preferences - if there's anything you don't / would like- and then disappears into her kitchen.
Her inspirations, her food is far more inventive than anything you will find anywhere else in Escazú. The atmosphere in her house as well as the whole dining experience is very intimate, making your dining experience more than rewarding.
And I have -so far- never come across a restaurant at such high standards for that little price. And I do hope this is not going to change too soon ;)
Four instead of five points: it's rather difficult to make your reservations by phone.

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3  Thank HajoL
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