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Park Cafe

Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2290 6324
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
French, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Exquisite dining experience
"an exquisite dining experience in Richard and Louise’s beautiful home"
Jonathan B
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2. You Must Have Dinner Here!
"Treat yourself and bask in Richard's culinary and hospitality skills"
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3. Best restaurant in Costa Rica
"phenomenal food and service that is unparalleled in Central America"
Edward S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When world-famous chef Richard Neat personally greeted my friends and I outside before our dinner, we knew we were in for a very special evening. We decided to try the pairing (including wine pairings) and were treated to 12 courses of increasingly ambitious, creative and...More

Thank Scuba2012
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Guys. Thank you for the visit, your company and the kindest review. I'm really touched and so happy you appreciate our efforts. Hope to see you again in CR. Very best wishes. Richard, Louise and Ricardo

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 21 January 2018

For a truly superb gourmet dining experience, the Park Cafe shouldn't be missed. We didn't book far enough in advance on one visit to San Jose and were sorely disappointed but not this time. We participated in the 'Tasting menu'(degustation) where various courses are paired...More

2  Thank Peytonsage
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you so much for the visit and review. As always, we enjoy people such as yourselves in our home, it makes the cooking so much more enjoyable. Best wishes, Richard

Reviewed 1 week ago

So my wife and I tried to visit this restaurant on two occasions and unfortunately they were closed. Anyway we passed today on route to taking my parents to the airport and it was open. We parked up with a great chap outside helping with...More

Thank peterbow
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Peter. Thank you so much for the visit and bringing your parents here. So happy you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again soon. By the way, the tapas menu is alsp available at dinner as well as the menu degustation. Best wishes. Richard,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last night in Costa Rica, so we pre booked as required directly with the restaurant a few days before and headed to Park Cafe and was not disappointed. It was an amazing experience in a really gorgeous setting. When we initially arrived, Chef Richard...More

Thank sde76
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sue and Philip. Thank you so much for your kindness, as it was a pleasure having you with us. Also really happy that you enjoyed the whole CR experience as the country deserves its popularity as an exceptional holiday destination. Kind regards. Richard, Louise...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I go to Park Cafe it an out of country experience. You forget where you are with the beautiful status furniture and location. It’s like countries blend. This top with amazing food and an attention for details, flavours and service, that you can...More

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Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Really too kind. Give me a clue?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

simply the best value ,quality, ambiance, and hospitality, close for september to october i think , open to lunch form tuesday to saturday

Thank ARODM78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Costa Rica for the first time and on the recommendation of friends booked a table to experience the Park Café on our last night in the country. Firstly I should say that unlike most of the negative reviews posted,...More

Thank Teresa268
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Teresa and Joe. Thank you for your visit, company and review. Always a pleasure to have people such as yourselves at home with us in Park Cafe. Best wishes. Richard, Ricardo and Louise

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to treat ourselves for our last night in Costa Rica before flying home and this place did not disappoint. We were welcomed by Richard when we arrived who chatted with us for a bit. We had the tasting menu - really creative beautiful...More

Thank suzy951
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was completely empty when we arrived. They claimed they did not have our reservation for 3. It was a Friday night and we were dressed up and looking forward to a great dinner. The host was incredibly rude all errors must be on...More

2  Thank Weid5620
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Yes we were fully booked to our capacity  eight tables the night you visited us, though obviously with people who managed to master our rather straight forward reservation system. Our site clearly says do not make reservations through third parties as we have an impossible...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

I went to this lovely "secret place" for my wife's birthday, the Chef himself welcome us, they reserved the best spot for us with an awesome view to the garden ,the waiters came every few minutes to check that the small rain didn't affect our...More

Thank TheChauffeur1
Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you so much for the review, we are all so happy that you enjoyed yourselves with us at Park Cafe. Kind regards, Richard et al.

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Questions & Answers
16 December 2016|
Response from motos23 | Reviewed this property |
yes as far as I know , they do, but better if you call before, any way its better to have a reservation as the restaurant is small and they are quite full !!!
3 January 2015|
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Response from pau20102014 | Reviewed this property |
yes of course they speak English, Richard and luis are both from england. be rest assured they will give answer to your doubt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 100
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2290 6324
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