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La Terrasse Cuisine Francaise

Avenida 9, Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose 20102, Costa Rica
+506 8939 8470
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Avenida 9, Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose 20102, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

La Terrasse is a special place. Its obscure location in Barrio Amon veils what leads to a charming ambiance that is distinctly French and feels like home. The chef and her husband create a magical experience through their personal attention, perfectly prepared dishes with high...More

4  Thank Kim O
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to La Terrasse for dinner. The first time on a business trip two years ago was so special that my colleague and I could hardly wait to dine there again this trip. La Terrasse is unique. The restaurant is small...More

2  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I have been traveling regularly to Costa Rica for about 8 years. I discovered La Terrasse (then in a different location, in an old hotel, a few blocks from its current location in Bario Amon). I had little exposure to French Cuisine and was surprised...More

3  Thank cozpop
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We found La Terrasse through the Trip Advisor ratings which enthused. It is not easy to find, our taxi driver was surprised to find a restaurant in a private house and it took a while for us to get in but when you finally enter...More

1  Thank mfranks911
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I'd consider this one of my favorites French restaurants, food is tasteful, Also a great service and it does fulfills you. Totally worth the price.

1  Thank Esteban P
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must do different experience if you live in San Jose. Very French (maybe a little cliched), good solid French cooking, interesting venue which is the owner's home so better for a quiet night rather than a large group.

2  Thank maude074
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We found this place on trip advisor and had to check it out being we both love french food. I thought the place was fascinating and really enjoyed the decor and the very personal service that came along with it. We both enjoyed our meals...More

Thank DanielleG04
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...More

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 ,...More

Thank BeatrizSantaAna
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...More

1  Thank Raul V
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31 August 2017|
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Response from Gacho | Reviewed this property |
they serve dinner only and I believe that you must reserve in advance. expect to pay upwards of $100 per couple, if you will include a bit of wine. it is worth reiterating that what you end up paying is well below what you... More
Joia M
13 July 2017|
Response from TamaraLecusay | Reviewed this property |
You may contact them directly, it is a small business served by its owners, so they may please you in that request. I think they will.
Matthew J
16 March 2017|
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Response from Laterrasse L | Property representative |
Dear Sir, On March 21, I celebrate an international French event "GOOD FRANCE3" in my restaurant with a Gastronomic Menu that I will like a pleasure to present. You invite to consult my web page for any information of this... More
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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 8939 8470
  • E-mail
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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