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Cafe Mundo

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Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2222 6190
11:00 - 10:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 10:30
Fri 11:00 - 12:00
Sat 05:00 - 12:00
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved sitting on the veranda having a very good penne con vodka and local Ambar beer Very welcoming and attentive staff Perfect end the day Will come again

Thank Linda B
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Is a great place located in an old house in SJO downtown.. I recommend to arrive using UBER or red taxis and do not walk around the place if you go during the night. I love everything in the menu and the wine of the house is the best. The price goes according to the place and the food quality

Thank LizzySH_cr
Milton Keynes
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Nice cafe hidden away but recommended by our tour company. The service was great and everyone loved the food - apart from the pizza which had far too much cheese!

Thank CraighallMK
zagatchicago, Propietario at Cafe Mundo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us . Our pizzas are made with homemade sourdough crust and fresh ingredients , and we use the amount of cheese that our customers like , based on 22 years of experience, but tastes vary , especially from one country to another . Next time you visit us we woul be happy to make... More 

Lewes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have read some of the reviews here and I think they may have been eating in a different restaurant. My experience was very disappointing. The building is nice, decor ok, but the meal I had was tiny, poorly cooked and very expensive for what it was. Two small plates of pasta in a soupy sauce and one glass of... More 

Thank Dawn A
zagatchicago, Propietario at Cafe Mundo, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to Cafe Mundo, please remember that in Costa Rica there is a 23 % service and sales tax , and that inflates prices quite a bit , besides we use high quality imported goods that are also heavily taxed, in spite of that our prices are lower than ,... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

You can go to this restaurant for a dish of the day and find a good price and quality food. Also you can go for a dinner and find a nice place in the city for the familiy or your couple.

Thank rurolex
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a mix of old and new styles with amazing world music. I enjoy eating on the old style porch. Staff are sweet. Food is great.

Thank Scott W
Enderby, British Columbia, Canada
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This restaurant is a bit out-of-the-way but very close to our hotel (Hotel Aranjuéz). The cuisine is at its base Italian, lots of pasta dishes and excellent pizza. Not cheap!

Thank Alf H
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Do not let old, out of date reviews trick you! I fell for that terrible trap too. Decided to spend a lazy summer afternoon with my husband and sister at the city, and we visited this place based on the ratings and reviews... service was poor, appetizers (Café Mundo sampler) felt over fried, too salty, too greasy. As main course... More 

Thank Liss L
Bern, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We visited that place, because lonely planet totally recommended it (specially for pizza and pasta, what we had). the location at this old colonial house is nice. Service is friendly, nothing to say about that. But the food tastes and looks like fast food (pizza even worse then that). Fatty, everything fried (starter for 2), not homemade at all or... More 

Thank Stella_Jess
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Shared the avocado bruschetta stater which was as well as it was large. We had the special of the day. Salmon cooked beautifully. The Shiraz was excellent and reasonable by Costa Rican prices. Go early and eat on the terrace or book. Look at all the rooms as the art work is an experience.

Thank 2onholiday

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 100 - US$ 400
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:00
05:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 6190

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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?