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Mantras Veggie Cafe and Tea House

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200 metros Este, 25 metros Sur de la Rotonda del Farolito | Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2253 6715
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08:30 - 05:00
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Key West, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I didn't think I would find a place like this in Costa Rica. Probably one of the best vegetarian dinners I've had in my life and I've had some good ones thanks to my sister. Fresh hot quinoa with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrots, corn, avocado, kale, sesame seeds, and a delicious cashew curry sauce. Very satisfying. ! Five stars to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have dined at Mantras since it first opened. Now, in a new and expanded location, the food is even better. For those of non-meat eaters, this is a world class, full service, organic place to dine. None better in all of Costa Rica.

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1 Thank Carl C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has the most tasty vegan food I've ever eaten. Their portion sizes are good and they have fair prices for what you get! Totally recommended if you are in the San José area.

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1 Thank Sylvia M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A great experience. Nice place, excellent food and beverages and great service. I definetely recommend it....

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, original and varied, using local as well as world ingredients. Good ambiance too, both for a business lunch or a family encounter

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1 Thank Tea-GH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed Mantra. They have such a welcoming atmosphere that in vibes a sense of peace and tranquility. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Mantra by a friend who is vegetarian. San Jose does not have a lot of options. I had the green detox juice (phenomenal) and falafel.

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Rogers, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I'm far from a vegetarian but my mom had came to visit and she is so we gave this place a try. I was so impressed that I went back a few days later. Service was always good and the food was delicious. The lasagna was better than any I have had in Central America with meat and I tried... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Excellent Veg place for sunday brunch, i loved the Pinto and the way it was coocked The service is great and the price is right. The place is beautiful if you seat in the backyard, great place.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Came here twice during our short stay in San Josè. Food was amazing! I wanted to try every dish they had. It is a vegetarian/vegan oasis.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Mantras was a surprising and welcome find for us as we had struggled to find good vegetarian options in San Jose. We walked about 25 minutes from the Holiday Inn in the centre through some interesting (in a good way) districts to Mantras. We booked for lunch and it was full, the service was very good and, interestingly, it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Cafe, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 05:00
Monday
08:30 - 05:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 05:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 05:00
Thursday
08:30 - 05:00
Friday
08:30 - 05:00
Saturday
08:30 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 metros Este, 25 metros Sur de la Rotonda del Farolito | Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2253 6715
Description
Beauty and health come from within, at MANTRAS, we are making this a possibility. We have RAW, ORGANIC, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN, DAIRY & SUGAR FREE options that are DELICIOUS on your soul!! The active enzymes that our food provides your body will allow it to always be at its prime level of energy, health and beauty.

We support serving organically local fruits and vegetables using natural ingredients specializing in a diverse menu. We do natural cold press juicing, smoothies, kombucha and fermented foods. . We work with small producers and venders supporting our local economy. We have outdoor and indoor seating, take large groups with or without reservation.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?