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Sofia Restaurante Mediterraneo Arte & Cultura

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Barrio Escalante | Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2224 5050
11:59 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 11:59 - 23:00
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is nice and cozy, the service is outstanding and one of the waiters is a truly polyglot which makes the experience richer, they have a large menu with mediterranean and turkish dishes. Any way your try their lamb, is a win, you won't get disappointed. The "plato ejecutivo" or dish of the day is an excellent lunch option... More 

Thank Nitocr
San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I ve been here many times. Never got disappointed with my favorite dish "lamb shoulder". It is a must in this place. Soft, juicy, well prepared and cooked. I tried their other dishes as well which are also very tasty however I categorize this place as "the best place to eat lamb dishes in San Jose". The service is good,... More 

Thank har s
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Sofia is an amazing restaurant and a must visit for when you are in Costa Rica. We dined here for lunch and dinner and both were spectacular. The menu has a variety of options and the owner, who diligently visits each table throughout their meals, explained to us how each dish is inspired from a mediterranean country he has visited... More 

Thank Talin B
Paris, France
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant ! Great food and service is nice. Well located in a very trendy neighborhood of San Jose. Will come back !

Thank Fabiortizgoico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely, reasonably priced restaurant. The shrimp risotto was absolutely incredible, as was the assorted appetizer plate. We were disappointed by the chocolate souffle, but I believe we ordered the wrong dessert for this restaurant. The owner was attentive and delightful.

Thank Sabrina L
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed sunday lunch at this buzzing restaurant. I chose a lamb stew off the specials menu which had delicious flavours. My husband chose the tuna fillet salad which was also very tasty. It was very hard to decide what to order as the whole menu sounded amazing, though I would say a bit over priced. House wine was good. Service... More 

Thank LeeAnn M
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We went here on our last night, hoping for a good meal - and it exceeded our expectations. The staff were great, food fabulous (especially the lamb), good decor and ambience - all in all a bit of the mediterranean in Costa Rica. A perfect antidote to a couple of weeks of 'jungle food'!

Thank Guillods
Palm Springs, California
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Romantic Mediterranean restaurant in trendy Barrio Escalante and worth the price. Great service and wide selection and for Central America a very extensive wine list. This is a good spot for a hot date, special event or when in the mood for lamb or other regional dishes that they do oh so well. Ask for Mehmet Onuralp if on the... More 

Thank LS M
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is nice and small; very nice atmosphere. However, best thing in the house is the lamb dishes... AMAZING!!! I've had lamb in several cities around the world, but hands down (in my perspective) this is the best I've ever had!!! Will keep on coming back.

Thank rpant2511
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure to take part in the Greek Night a couple of weeks ago. Both the guest speaker and Mehmet explained everything about the dishes on the menu, from the preparation to the history of the dish and even its name. The food quality is also really good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 48
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:59 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Escalante | Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2224 5050
The Mediterranean is our reason of being, with a wider concept that doesn't only include the food but also the health, the arts, the conversations and the friendships that are born in our table. Our influences come from the culinary and culturally richness of 22 Mediterranean countries.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?