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La Casona de Laly

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
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Santa Ana, Escazu y Rotonda la Bandera | San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2288 5807
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Belleville, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a family place that both locals and tourists in the know eat. Reasonable prices and great local food. seating is tight and the place is always busy but don't miss out on the true local experience. I always want to eat here as soon as I arrive on the first night for dinner. If you are looking for... More 

Thank John M
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went to the Escazu one of this restaurant 'mini' chain. Very modern, clean and tried to keep its rustic/local roots! Very busy at lunchtime with locals - not much English spoken and menu just in Spanish - but a really buzzy place. Good value, well run, great service; they know what they do well and they do it! Fabulous find... More 

Thank Guillods
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a good place to eat local dishes. Its very simple, nothing fancy. Went to La Bandera place and was clean. A little too close to the street but did not affect the experience. It is a very affordable menu.

Thank Gilberto V
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If asked for a good place for tipical Costa Rican food, I would say this is a good place. It has a lot of room, and is crowded at times, although atmosphere is nice, very rustic. Food is good, it has plenty of dishes and nice flavour. However, many times it is very salty, but can be fixed by mixing... More 

Thank Tatingf
Montevideo, Uruguay
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A nice new versión of La Casona de Laly now in Guayabos de Curridabat, in a very nice House with a garden, a pond with ducks that kids will love, excelent food and Service.

Thank Raquel M
Cologne, Germany
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Local and travel-experienced friends all recommended this place. We ended up coming twice, just to taste more of the menu selection. Stay away from hamburger and the Mexican dishes. Get the Costa Rican specialties: Patrulla (Chifriho), sopa negra, patacones, ceviche, and wash it all down with a lemon-mint lemonade or Imperial beer. Yum! Take the smaller "bocas" plates unless you're... More 

Thank Jeffrey A. M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Love visiting this place on a regular basis and every time I have visitors usually take them there to have a taste of authentic local dishes. Regarding the service, feels like the waiters are mad at you for visiting and takes forever to get them to take the order or bring you the bill.

Thank Kenny A
Frankfurt, Germany
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193 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

In the 11 years in escazu,The best local food in Costa Rica.Menu remains the same.Rapid service.Fair prices,good portions.Once I left my Panama hat on the table,started walking home and one of the waitresses ran down the street to return it to me.A lot of tv s to watch different programs.No fusion,totally authentic.

Thank David S
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

we ate the "casona specialty" plate which is typical costa rican cuisine and loved every bite. we also tried the cheese appetizer and liked it a lot, service was nice and fast and the prices were right for the plates. the ambiance fit the area where the restaurant is located, in old san jose central

Thank maria s
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

We have been at La Casona de Laly a few times in the past. The restaurant is on a house located on the corner of a street and may not look much from outside, but inside the food and service are great. It is sort of a "fancy soda" (a bit more sophisticated local restaurant). It is a place to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Ana, Escazu y Rotonda la Bandera | San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2288 5807

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