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El Mirador

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Holiday Inn Aurola, 17th floor | Calle 5, San Jose Costa Rica, parque morazan, San Jose, Costa Rica
06:00 - 10:00
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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Went in right before close and really enjoyed the meal. We had good service and the cut of meat was good. The onion soup was not my favorite, but still over I recommend this place. I would go back if staying the hotel again.

Thank Robert R
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I went here alone and ordered the Ribeye steak; the most expensive dish on the card. While waiting for the food I enjoyed the very nice view over San José town from the 17th floor. Unfortunately when the food arrived I don't think I got real value for my money. The steak was OK, but the vegetables were overcooked and... More 

Thank Jan-from-Denmark
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant seems to have gotten the slim reputation it has merely on the view - 17th floor typical cityscape. The staff not only was rushing all over the place pretty much ignoring us for about 20mins, but I had even to ask for the waiter, when he decided to show up, to bring us the menus. After that, when... More 

1 Thank Ramon M
Chino Hills, California
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Great restaurant on the 17th floor of the Holiday Inn Hotel. Great views of the city specially if you can seat by the window. Good food and great service but a bit overpriced to my opinon.

Thank f_jolles
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Like the title says good food with a great view. I had the special which was French Onion soup as an app (very good), surf & turf with shrimp/lobster (very good) with Chocolate mouse for desert. I dined on a Monday around 7:45pm and the restaurant was not busy so not sure if reservations are suggested or not.

Thank Dave A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2012

This restaurant is in the top of San Jose city, you can see everything from there, it is quite beautiful at night, the view is very nice. There is a show, a local dancing, it is very interesting to see the native culture there.

1 Thank Katlin_Oliveira
Chicago, Illinois
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

El Mirador is ont he 17th floor of the Holiday Inn Aurola. The wait is long, the food is pricey and the quality of food is below par. Also there is not to many veg options. The staff is awsome though. The berry martini is good..do not get the apple martini.

1 Thank AVChicago2012
Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

This restaurant is located on 17th floor (Holiday Inn Aurola) so the view is really nice. Dinner is very good and the prices are excellent. Service is courteous and environment is elegant. If you take in consideration that there are no other good restaurants depicting this style/food quality in the area (Alajuela, Heredia), this easily marks this restaurant as a... More 

Thank omarefren19
Lafayette, Louisiana
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233 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Very sad Xmas dinner at this so called "Restaurant". Both service & food was terrible. 1st thing the waiter brought me & my friend butter & a dinner roll for my friend only. I had to ask 3x before I got a dinner roll. 2nd-We ordered red wine, they brought us white 3rd-They didn't bring me the cold appetizer I... More 

1 Thank Joe c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
06:00 - 10:00
06:00 - 10:00
06:00 - 10:00
06:00 - 10:00
06:00 - 10:00
06:00 - 10:00
06:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holiday Inn Aurola, 17th floor | Calle 5, San Jose Costa Rica, parque morazan, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

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