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Restaurante Silvestre

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Latin, International,
Calle 3A - Ave. 11 - 955 | Downtown, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
+506 2221 2465
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (11 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
“tartare” (2 reviews)
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Latin, International, Contemporary, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle 3A - Ave. 11 - 955 | Downtown, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An ensemble of excellent food, impeccable presentation and professional service where eating becomes an unforgettable experience. I actually met the chef, Santiago, years back at a wedding where he surprised everyone by offering simple, yet incredibly delicious dishes. He was just starting as a chef...More

Thank javk2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to Silvestre about four times this year, and each time we try their new sampling menu (it changes every few months), we fall in love all over again. It is probably one of the best restaurants in Costa Rica, if not the best....More

Thank gflastersteing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing And the service to. great place to enjoy the night. Traditional ingredients customer service perfect I'm so happy to pass the night in that great place . Recommend 100% if you want pass excellent time with your family or friends.

Thank Josue Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a very good restaurant in a country that is not characterized by its good cuisine... in Silvestre, you can taste dishes made based on original-simple dishes in a way that makes them different and surprisingly good. they use fresh and local ingredients only,...More

Thank SabaOmer
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We got dropped off by Uber at this address and couldn't not immediatly locate it. The door is located on Calle 3A on the street, South on Ave 11 and has no signage except for the "S" on the corner of the building. The restaurant...More

Thank roro3i
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Wow do not get up to pop to the restroom these restaurateurs are desperate to clear your table and take your plate and drinks away even if you haven't seen the dessert menu or asked for the bill, even in a nearly empty restaurant.More

1  Thank Elizabeth F
Andrés Q, Propietario at Restaurante Silvestre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Elizabeth: you were sitting in our terrace, and our waiter inadvertently cleaned your table. Upon realizing that you were not gone, he offered you his apologies. We gave you another glass of wine for free. Later I came over to your table and again offered...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We had the dégustation menu paired with wine. We had six revisited dishes of traditional Costa Rican cuisine and it was delicious. We started with a small potato dumpling filled with coconut, then an octopus ceviche, a beef soup, a pork tamale and two desserts....More

2  Thank Pablo R
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We went to Silvestre on the last night of our 3 weeks trip in Costa Rica. The restaurant was recommended to us by our friend Ines - local from San Jose - and it really was the cherry on the top and one of the...More

Thank Rosita R
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A fantastic experience of Costa Rican flavours. Food is delicious and of great portion size. It is fairly expensive but very worth it. Atmosphere is excellent and the staff are very helpful

Thank TrailBlazer730707
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice place, but did not feel safe with the parking. Besides, prices are kind of expensive... I took my wife to dinner, but we rather choose thai food in Tin Jo next time... sorry if this sound as a critic

Thank Farid O R
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Samia J
10 August 2018|
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Response from Nick Y | Reviewed this property |
30000 was tasting menu I had premium wines which was another 25000 It was exceptional Food, Wine and service was as good as I have had at 3 michilen Star in New York
Samia J
10 August 2018|
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Response from carla t | Reviewed this property |
Ops...40$ a person !
13 April 2018|
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Response from Rob F | Reviewed this property |
There were several families dining the night we were there. But I'd say it depends on the 10 year old.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 65
Latin, International, Contemporary, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3A - Ave. 11 - 955 | Downtown, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2221 2465
  • E-mail
Silvestre is located in one of San José's finest old neighborhoods, inside a house with a 1930's facade, where history becomes the story and XXI century culinary techniques collide with the origins of Costa Rican cuisine. 3 ambiances filled with art, great food and good music.
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