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La Terrasse French Cuisine

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Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
+506 8939 8470
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great place: excellent food (basically french cuisine with a local twist in terms of ingredients and seasoning). great attention (the chef and her husband receives and attends personally) and the place is gorgeous (the tables are located in the main room of a typical old house of Costa Rica). Fully recommended!!!. The only drawback is the parking.... More 

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Santa Ana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Since you arrive to the place the experience is unique , you don't feel like you are in a restaurant you feel that you are in a friend's house , the vintage decor of the house is very warm , Gerald , the host , make you feel at home ! The wine was great ! The chef , Patricia... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner with my gf. Most important thing to know is that they don't take cards, so you need to take cash with you ($100/min on a full course dinner for 2). The place is aesthetically nice and the food is genuine French and good. The only complaint is that the place has a constant cigarette odor, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This was beyond doubt the best restaurant in Costa Rica. The food was sublime and the service was second to none. The owner has a great knowledge of both food and wine. This is a must go to restaurant and I would definitely recommend.

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Thank Tom280280
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for a new try experience. We enjoy every meal course service especially my finally course the pannacota lavender.

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1 Thank Kali K
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

While in San Jose Costa Rica, our family came to La Terrasse in order to celebrate my husbands anniversary. It was simply excellent and we all enjoyed. Although it is not easy to find in the capital, it is worth making the effort to find it. We highly recommend this lovely place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Mor than just the best French restaurant in Costa Rica, The Terrasse is a truly unique French culinary experience, from food to wine to the environment, five stars is not enough!!!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

La Terrasse is a little bit of Provance in San Jose. It is a hidden gem that is worth finding. Set in a private residence you feel that it is your private dinner party. Gerard is wonderful as he describes every dish in mouthwatering terms and will help you find the perfect wine to accompany your meal. If you love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

If you ever want to treat yourself to a fine dinning experience this is the place. From the moment you walk in until you have to go home to take a nap all your senses are triggered with amazing dishes, excellent wine, and on point decorations. Highly reccomended!

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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We had an amazing experience in La Terrasse just as the reviews in TripAdvisor said. The ambiance was great, the service was also great and the food was spectacular. This is definitely the best culinary experience I have had in Costa Rica and it is worth every dollar and very close to the best eating experience in Paris. We will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 35
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 8939 8470

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?