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El Balcon de Europa - CLOSED

Calle 9, entre la avenida central y primera, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 4403 0381
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
21 Feb 2016
30 Oct 2015
“GREAT Food & Classic European Service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Calle 9, entre la avenida central y primera, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

My wife and I recently visited San Jose and was disappointed to find El balcony was closed and a for sale sign in their window. We were disappointed but found another near by .

1  Thank Grospa
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Oldest restaurant in San Jose, tasty Italian food with great bread, wines, pasta and soup at reasonable prices.

Thank OldGringo2
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

As most others have reported, this is a really good restaurant located across (3m) from a long line of idling diesel buses whose exhaust occasionally wafts into the dining area. Aside from that, a great experience right around the corner from Hotel Balmoral if you...More

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Saturday evening and just one table was occupied when we came in. We should had listen to that sign. We Ordered pasta chicken and rabbit. The pasta chicken was OK but not spectacular. We did asked "a dente" but it was over cooked. The rabbit...More

Thank Adwin-v-K
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

A pleasant eating experience in the heart of the city. They say they are the oldest restaurant in town. All the fascinating photos of old San Jose on the walls make it hard to dispute. Quality Italian food in a great atmosphere at a reasonable...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

This place is a true gem. After 2 weeks of wonderful fish and Costa Rican fare, I was ready for a change. What a wonderful delight to find this restaurant so centrally located to the old Central Square. Our waiter, Bennett, was so enjoyable and...More

Thank Kaye B
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I just loved this place and would have gone a second time except that they are closed on Mondays. This little restaurant is truly Italian from the furnishings to the delightful service and meal. We arrived early and there were only two other occupied tables....More

Thank lunanegra5
Reviewed 10 January 2015

We were not sure if this restaurant would be a tourist trap, but not so! Excellent food and great service. the best restaurant we have eaten at in San Jose so far.

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 12 December 2014

They claim to be the oldest Restaurant in San Jose established 1909 their businesscard tells me. My waiter and the only one was Mr Bennet and he speak very good English which was good for me who dont speak spanish. He was very attentive and...More

Thank JankanHH
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

Great little restaurant in the heart of San José. Nice atmosphere, good service and very tasty food. Staff very friendly and speak multiple languages. Excellent place to dine.

Thank George S
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 9, entre la avenida central y primera, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 4403 0381
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