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Mantras Veggie Cafe and Tea House

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200 metros Este, 25 metros Sur de la Rotonda del Farolito | Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2253 6715
08:30 - 05:00
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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Myself and 5 other friends had lunch here after a morning of touring the city of San Jose. We were hungry and referred to our Lonely Planet Guide to Costa Rica to get restaurant recommendations and discovered Mantras Veggie Cafe! It was the perfect choice! The food was absolutely incredible! The menu was extensive with lots of great options. If... More 

Thank Karen S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016

very good food, excellent place, good vibe and good drinks. everything in the menu looks good and most of the options are vegan friendly

Thank Alegtlp
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I went to Mantras for lunch with a travel friend. The restaurant was very nice and spacious with front and back patios. There are so many veg and vegan options that I really could have eaten there everyday. The price is reasonable and the portions are large. I had the nacho bowl, which was amazing as it's tough to find... More 

Thank Hayley M
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I like this place, I usually try their daily specials "plato del día" these are always good, very tasty but when they run out then I've tried other dishes, which are also a bit more expensive and I haven't been that amazed by these... then I get disappointed but I always come back

1 Thank omarmonqui
San Jose, Costa Rica
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Let me KISS (Keep It Short and Simple). I like almost all of their juices/drinks. But I fancy the one with beet root most of the times. Be blind and order falafel wrap any day and you will leave with a big smile on your face. No, the smile is not due to anything bring mixed in the falafels. It's... More 

1 Thank Mohit S
Key West, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I didn't think I would find a place like this in Costa Rica. Probably one of the best vegetarian dinners I've had in my life and I've had some good ones thanks to my sister. Fresh hot quinoa with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrots, corn, avocado, kale, sesame seeds, and a delicious cashew curry sauce. Very satisfying. ! Five stars to... More 

1 Thank CaptWalt
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have dined at Mantras since it first opened. Now, in a new and expanded location, the food is even better. For those of non-meat eaters, this is a world class, full service, organic place to dine. None better in all of Costa Rica.

1 Thank Carl C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has the most tasty vegan food I've ever eaten. Their portion sizes are good and they have fair prices for what you get! Totally recommended if you are in the San José area.

1 Thank Sylvia M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A great experience. Nice place, excellent food and beverages and great service. I definetely recommend it....

Thank Marcela956
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, original and varied, using local as well as world ingredients. Good ambiance too, both for a business lunch or a family encounter

1 Thank Tea-GH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Cafe, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 metros Este, 25 metros Sur de la Rotonda del Farolito | Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2253 6715
Beauty and health come from within, at MANTRAS, we are making this a possibility. We have RAW, ORGANIC, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN, DAIRY & SUGAR FREE options that are DELICIOUS on your soul!! The active enzymes that our food provides your body will allow it to always be at its prime level of energy, health and beauty.

We support serving organically local fruits and vegetables using natural ingredients specializing in a diverse menu. We do natural cold press juicing, smoothies, kombucha and fermented foods. . We work with small producers and venders supporting our local economy. We have outdoor and indoor seating, take large groups with or without reservation.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?