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La Terrasse French Cuisine

Avenida 9 Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose 20102, Costa Rica
+506 8939 8470
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Avenida 9 Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose 20102, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the opportunity to attend a private cooking class with chef Patricia and without mistake I can say it was a perfect morning full of flavors, passion for good food and a great way to understand why La Terrasse is such an amazing place....More

Thank mariosanchezv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few months ago i had dinner her. The dishes are very classical French dishes. And i like that. The ambiance and the service are not my thing.

Thank 811frankv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at La Terrasse which is rated on TrioAdvisor as #1 in San Jose. Not sure why. Food was fine, but also not great or amazing. It’s basically a Mom & Pop operation where he serves and she cooks. Place has like four or...More

Thank RenatodiCaprio
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was saving this restaurant for a special celebration. My 10 year anniversary with my fiancé was the best time to come. The food was exquisite! I had gone to quite a few restaurants in Paris but I had not encountered anything like the taste...More

Thank Carla T
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

La Terrasse is always on my must visit restaurants in Costa Rica. The ambiance and food is first rate. I’ve been there dozens of times with my girlfriend and with friends and family over the past six years. La Terrasse never disappoints. The menu changes...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

The experience was simply amazing. The place is beautiful, full of French history. It is almost a museum! The kindness and hospitality from them made you feel you are long time friends. The food was delicious, and helped us know how to enjoy French cuisine....More

Thank Oscar P
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I’m a New York foodie, so I am spoiled when it comes to great food. LaTerrase in San José, Costa Rica was such a delightful surprise! Intimate, gorgeous space (the Chef’s home) a handful of tables and the perfect French culinary experience. Everything was delicate...More

1  Thank Anayansi L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is the best kept culinary secret in CR! It was an internal conflict to even share this review.......selfishly want to keep this place a secret. However, the experience of attending a night with Chef Patricia and Msr. Gerard must be shared. The ambiance and...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Food is delicious. Service is excellent. Place is different than what Costa Ricans are used to so is kind of an european exotic decoration so is kind of cool. Prices aren't cheap, so keep that in mind, but is worth the price you pay for...More

1  Thank Andrei M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Went to dinner with my wife -- it is set in an historic home in San Jose. Few tables - incredible french cuisine with very personalized service and attention to detail to make the most of your experience.

1  Thank flopezar
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28 February 2018|
Response from lydias | Reviewed this property |
I sent an email to Patricia, the chef. Look on their website for the email address Let me know if that email doesn’t work. You are in for a treat.
28 February 2018|
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Response from Laterrasse L | Property representative |
Dear Sir, You can reserve by mail Best regards, Chef Patricia Richer
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17 December 2017|
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Response from Laterrasse L | Property representative |
Estimada Isabel, Puede escribirme por correo electrónico en mi sitio web restaurant la Terrasse Cordialmente, Chef Patricia Richer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 55
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 9 Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose 20102, Costa Rica (Formerly La Terrasse Cuisine Française)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 8939 8470
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The restaurant La Terrasse French Cuisine is a concept of table d'hôtes of 12 covers. A private and personalized restaurant that offers you a unique experience to share with generosity the French gastronomy. An elegant place, chic ventage and romantic. The conviviality in the restaurant La Terrasse constitutes a tradition. The chef Patricia Richer receives you in a house of 1925 from Tuesday to Saturday with reservation and will have the pleasure to share with her clients a creative and contemporary French cuisine realized around organic products and the season.
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