Need I say more?! Great food! Enjoy their outdoor patio weather permitting. Drinks were a little expensive but unique and tasty.
I want to preface this review by saying I am very pro indie restaurant and I try really hard not to hammer anyone too hard on Tripadvisor. Tha being said, I can't go back to Cafe Costa Rica after this last dining experience. Rather than drag the readers through all the details, I'm going to give a could of quick... More
We had never been here on all our previous trips to Madison, so wanted to give it a try. The chicken dish was great, with the sauce, although very thin, flavoring the salad on the plate very nicely. The rice/beans were tasty. I didn't think the portions were very large, and could have definitely eaten more. My dinner partner had... More
My husband and I love Cafe Costa Rica. Our favorite dish is the Island Special (I get mine with patacones). Tony offers plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options as well as awesome drinks!
Small place, a converted house with home-made, not industrial decor. Service was fine, again pleasantly natural, not derived from a training manual. Menu is relatively short, with almost all items unusual or maybe Costa Rican. The overall effect of the cuisine is closer to Cuban or Jamaican or other Caribbean, rather than Mexican. Our dinner was exciting with strong flavors,... More
We came to Madison for a festival and decided to give this place a try. The empanadas are the best I've ever had. Everything is made with care from the chips & guacamole to the blackened chicken to the chocolate rum cake. Might have to return for a second taste before our departure. Service was fine, could use a little... More
Went there on a Friday night and was told to sit anywhere.. By the way there was a lot of open seats. We went up stairs but were told when we go up there that there was an hour wait. We said we were just told to sit any where and the waitress kindly walked us asked us to go... More
Wow, we were impressed with Cafe Costa Rica! I had coconut shrimp and chips and salsa like I've never had! The shrimp was delicious with a nice sauce. The chips and salsa are to die for. The salsa very spicey and the chips looked homemade with just the right amount of salt. The mango margarita was a 'real' margarita -... More
Ate at Cafe Costa Rica on Friday night with my wife and another couple. My wife had the tilapia, I had a chicken rapped in cabbage dish as did my friend, his wife had the sweet potatoes rapped in cabbage dish. All the meals were delicious, made by Thony the Mango Man. You certainly get enough food, you will not... More
... but I agree it was a little pricey. We both had the chicken special, the sauce was super and the chips and guacamole were good. Extra for chips and salsa?? They had just moved, the new location has stre
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