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Restaurante Kalu

Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
+506 2253 8426
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
“salmon” (6 reviews)
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International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The courtyard and the menu are beautify and the food and drinks are tasty. We started an evening tour of Bario Escalante here. The connected cafe is also a 5 star rating for a specialty coffee house experience. We're in town for 1 week and...More

Thank cmkaiser
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The ambience of this place is woooonderful. Food was delicious, everything was wonderful. I recommend and will be back!

Thank bfpcr
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I went for dinner with friends and I was favorably surprised by the menu that offers salads,main courses and several interesting options to share. We enjoyed the food and I also really liked the garden. One other interesting thing is that they have a display...More

Thank selvaggiabaggi
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place is gorgeous. I love the boutique shop with local jewelery, art, and clothing. The coffee shop looked amazing, although we didn't try it, but we did have drinks. And this was among the only places we visited that had such a wide variety...More

Thank rwr_3
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I left my credit card at this restaurant and they made a false charge on my credit card 4 days later.More

Thank azpages
Camille R, Director General at Restaurante Kalu, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi! we received your email 2 days ago (04/17) with the complaint, I responded it in less than 20 minutes but I told you that we where closed for business that day (mondays) and we could not check our system or our cameras. You wrote...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Been here many times... I could summarize that the menu is not that good either the quality. The service is terriblem..

Thank MRodriguezcr
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great place. Easy to tell that the chef and decorator know what they are doing. Set in a nice old house in a nice neighborhood, it is an excellent place to relax, enjoy food and spend a nice time with friends.

1  Thank Am M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had researched and choose Kalu based on reviews we read. It was a very busy unique restaurant with families as well as couples dining. My husband ordered a hamburger which came very pink inside. He asked for it to be cooked well done and...More

Thank ckbadiou
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The restaurant is very nice. It is in an old remodeled home with a modern hip look. It has great food and pastries.

Thank Alberto O
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Coffee is amazing. I had a large black coffee in French Press and an assortment or desserts. You can tell right away that these were made by one of Costa Rica's top chefs (as the waitress mentioned to us later). The coffee blend they use...More

Thank Jose M
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13 July 2015|
Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I do not have a listing of the artists, but you can contact them directly, and ask. Their contact info is on their website. (google restaurant Kalu) Good Luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2253 8426
  • E-mail
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