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El Balcon de Europa - CLOSED

Calle 9, entre la avenida central y primera, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 4403 0381
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
21 Feb 2016
30 Oct 2015
“GREAT Food & Classic European Service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, International, Vegan Options
Calle 9, entre la avenida central y primera, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Situated 50 meters south of the famous Del Rey Hotel Casino on Calle 9, El Balcon De Europa is strongly reminiscent of an Italian tratoria with a healthy dose of French cuisine. Reservations are usually not necessary although there are only twenty or so tables....More

Thank JoeRaymond
Reviewed 3 May 2014

I've eaten at many if the great restaurants on San Jose but this is my absolute favorite! Every meal has been such a treat. The food is consistent, consistently excellent! The service as well is very attentive but you are also free to dine at...More

Thank Jamesy1438
Reviewed 15 February 2014

This restaurant was a stone's throw away from our hotel (Presidente) and made for a lovely Valentine's night dinner. I recommend it for those staying in San Jose.

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 1 January 2014

My husband and I had our New Year's Eve dinner here. The service was very good. My husband started with tomato soup and I had the asparagus soup and both were very good and tasty. My husband had blanquette de veau and I had the...More

Thank AlleyCatSF
Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is my regular place to dine when visiting San Jose. They have a nice menu and the service has always been outstanding. The mixed plate of pasta is very good and for about $15 is a nice value. the decor is tasteful and the...More

Thank Gatorfan1987
Reviewed 28 July 2013

My wife and I spent 10 days in Costa Rica in 2008. We stayed in San Jose the first three days and had lunch here all three times and supper once. We asked a cab driver to take us to a moderately priced restaurant for...More

Thank Henry F
Reviewed 19 June 2013

We have been to this Restaurant several times and it's been very consistently good. It is located downtown close to the walking area. The service is always good. It may be the owners They spoke very good English, not that it would of been a...More

Thank casakey
Reviewed 28 April 2013

I had the mixed plate (tortellini, raviolli, lasagne and cheese raviolli) for dinner. I didn't think it would fill me up, but it did. They brought me extra bread, because the sauce's are Amazing. The atmosphere is very nice, with old photos on the walls....More

Thank dspurg
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Moderate priced Italian and French menu. Not busy the night we were there. Very pleasant Waiter . I had a Peppercorn Steak and DW had a Pasta Combo. Both very good. Creme Brulee for dessert was not remarkable . Would definatley go again

Thank hrw1953
Reviewed 1 February 2013

This little charming trattoria is centrally located in San Jose, on Avenida Central and Calle 9. Since our hotel was one short block away we dined there three times. The décor has brown wood paneling and the food is Italian/French. Minestrone and Tomato soups were...More

Thank TamiSmith
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 9, entre la avenida central y primera, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 4403 0381
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