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La Casona de Laly

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$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
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Santa Ana, Escazu y Rotonda la Bandera | San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2288 5807
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Escazu one of this restaurant 'mini' chain. Very modern, clean and tried to keep its rustic/local roots! Very busy at lunchtime with locals - not much English spoken and menu just in Spanish - but a really buzzy place. Good value, well run, great service; they know what they do well and they do it! Fabulous find... More 

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Thank Guillods
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a good place to eat local dishes. Its very simple, nothing fancy. Went to La Bandera place and was clean. A little too close to the street but did not affect the experience. It is a very affordable menu.

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Thank Gilberto V
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If asked for a good place for tipical Costa Rican food, I would say this is a good place. It has a lot of room, and is crowded at times, although atmosphere is nice, very rustic. Food is good, it has plenty of dishes and nice flavour. However, many times it is very salty, but can be fixed by mixing... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A nice new versión of La Casona de Laly now in Guayabos de Curridabat, in a very nice House with a garden, a pond with ducks that kids will love, excelent food and Service.

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Thank Raquel M
Cologne, Germany
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Local and travel-experienced friends all recommended this place. We ended up coming twice, just to taste more of the menu selection. Stay away from hamburger and the Mexican dishes. Get the Costa Rican specialties: Patrulla (Chifriho), sopa negra, patacones, ceviche, and wash it all down with a lemon-mint lemonade or Imperial beer. Yum! Take the smaller "bocas" plates unless you're... More 

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Thank Jeffrey A. M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Love visiting this place on a regular basis and every time I have visitors usually take them there to have a taste of authentic local dishes. Regarding the service, feels like the waiters are mad at you for visiting and takes forever to get them to take the order or bring you the bill.

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Thank Kenny A
Frankfurt, Germany
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167 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

In the 11 years in escazu,The best local food in Costa Rica.Menu remains the same.Rapid service.Fair prices,good portions.Once I left my Panama hat on the table,started walking home and one of the waitresses ran down the street to return it to me.A lot of tv s to watch different programs.No fusion,totally authentic.

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Thank David S
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

we ate the "casona specialty" plate which is typical costa rican cuisine and loved every bite. we also tried the cheese appetizer and liked it a lot, service was nice and fast and the prices were right for the plates. the ambiance fit the area where the restaurant is located, in old san jose central

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Thank maria s
Ontario
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

We have been at La Casona de Laly a few times in the past. The restaurant is on a house located on the corner of a street and may not look much from outside, but inside the food and service are great. It is sort of a "fancy soda" (a bit more sophisticated local restaurant). It is a place to... More 

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Thank D G
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

We really like this restaurant, visiting once or at least twice a week. They have most typical costa rican dishes, and they cook them properly. Fast service, cheap beer and food, you can take a date, family, solo, or a group and have a great time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Ana, Escazu y Rotonda la Bandera | San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2288 5807

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?