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“Impressive Tasting Menu”
Review of El Punto

El Punto
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Ranked #7 of 181 Restaurants in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Description: We like to utilize progressive kitchen techinques to provide an artisenal aproach to our work. We combine technology and ingenuity to provide fun-filled dishes that potentiate the essence and flavor of each ingredient. As these different textures mix they evoke emotional responses that transmit respect and passion towards the food, awakening the five senses to feed your soul.
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

I reserved the chef's table for the testing menu, and I found chef Rodrigo's selection to be exquisitely creative. In my opinion, it is an unparalleled experience in Costa Rica, and could easily hold its own against the best NYC restaurants. The reservation for the chef's table has to be made a day in advance, but the flawlesss wine pairings and overall perfection makes it an unforgettable, must-have experience.

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Jimena M, Owner at El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2015

¡Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We love hearing you had a great time and we appreciate so much your comments. We're looking forward to see you again at El Punto.

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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Tried this place thanks to tripadvisor and could not agree more with the positive reviews. I give it a rating 4 because there's no way to know that if you want the 7 course menu you have to reserve it 24 hrs. prior. I mean....one of the selling points of this place is precisely that menu. So you end up there having great food but not just what you wanted. Another weak point it the ambiance, couldn't tell exactly what it is, maybe the lights are to bright, tables are a bit narrow, music selection...

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Jimena M, Owner at El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, your suggestions help us to improve everyday. We hope you can come back and enjoy the Mesa Degus, the reason we ask for a 24 hour reserve is that to properly render the entire experience, we take into consideration the specific food needs and allergies of the visiting party, as we aim for each guest to fully experiment the Mesa Degus. As you said, it is our most complete experience, so to apply our most complex and inventive techniques, we must prepare early for the arrival of our guests.

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Service was good and amicable. You have 5-7 choices for each course, all are "exotic", an interpretation of something, definitely will not find anything typical Costa Rican. The ingredient quality and taste are highlighted. Wait is reasonable. Portion ranges from small to medium, and with the price considered, comes up to $$$$/bite. Some dishes are good, like the salmon appetizer. If you like non- Costa Rican, artsy plate, gourmet and quality ingredients, go visit. A few gluten-free options or but only 2 vegetarian dishes from the whole menu (not including wine). They need to close the doors, there were 5 flies buzzing around our table during a Sunday lunch.

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Jimena M, Owner at El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

¡Hello, Marilou! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much for your suggestions, thanks to them we can improve everyday.

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Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

110% recommended!! The food was exquisite, the service was outstanding and the deserts were breathtaking!

Thank Carolina P
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Jimena M, Owner at El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

¡Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! As we do with every costumer, we aim to offer a unique experience. We are really pleased to hear you had a great time and look forward to have you visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 7 June 2015

El Punto, a new description of excellence in food service.
From a menu that is low in clutter comes a breathtaking choice of dining pleasure.
Of the different things that our group of four ordered, all were a delight.

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Jimena M, Owner at El Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2015

Hello, Bill. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're very happy you and your group enjoyed your visit. We're looking forward to see you again.

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