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“Bring all your money...seriously, great cuisine!”
Review of Cafe Mundo

Cafe Mundo
Ranked #24 of 663 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: US$ 100 - US$ 400
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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!

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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Do not let old, out of date reviews trick you!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 my sister ordered the Rotini 4 formaggio and, her own words: "Kraft easy Mac with white sauce" My husband had a mushroom sauce chicken breast, under cooked, mashed potatoes cold, greasy veggies. I had a chicken scampi and it was impossible to eat: way too much lemon. We had a simple bottle of water and 1/2 a litter of sangria all that for $98! Never again!

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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 if so, with very cheap products, which weren't italian at all. Pasta with a lot of cream. The prices are too much for what you get.

We can not understand, how people like the food there. We had better food at every other place in costa rica. We might should have taken local food again.

Thank Stella_Jess
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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.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

This well presented, traditional villa with a lovely surrounding terrace made a great setting for dining and it has a lovely atmosphere. Food not exceptional but was good quality and reasonably priced. Staff welcoming and helpful. We had a superb evening.

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Thank Angela U
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