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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Barbecue, Spanish, South American
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Diagonal | Escazu al Viivero, entrada San Raphael de Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2217 8787
11:00 - 23:00
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good place to go for a quick, good and not expensive lunch or dinner Service is good and consistent Several locations in Costa Rica and all with very similar quality and customer experience.

Thank Tizoc S
Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long day of outdoor activities and driving back to San Jose from the beaches, we stopped here as it was just an exit down from our hotel. English menu and English speaking waitstaff. Terrific pollo asado (roasted chicken) and a lot of choices with combinations of veggie/rice/bean sides. A great, inexpensive stop - we got in and out... More 

Thank bluepig1
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Courteous and impeccable service. Very tasty food. Specializing in chicken with a Costa Rican flair. Reasonable prices Our part of 4 left very satisfied

Thank Alex E
Dallas, Texas
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was a basic roast chicken place - and perfect in its simplicity. I try not to overdo it on vacations and this was a great find. Simple tasty grilled chicken with traditional sides or salad, a quiet atmosphere (fast casual) and convenient to the downtown hotels. Menus in English & Spanish, staff super friendly and helpful.

Thank lisaamoran
So. Calif.
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nice, clean, modern, "sit-down / fast food", rotisserie chicken restaurant. Atmosphere is bright, pleasant, and casual. Chicken is reasonably good and style of sides is similar to KFC. It is only a block or two from the entrance to the National Stadium where we were headed for an international soccer game between Costa Rica and the US. All the RostiPollo... More 

Thank Nosehair777
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

First of all, if you can avoid the San Jose area, you should do so. Whatever you do, don't rent a car and expect to get around easily .... not gonna happen. If you do get a car at the airport, then this little restaurant is practically next door to many of the rental agencies, the Holliday Inn, and the... More 

Thank DaleBarnhart
Pitt Meadows, BC
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218 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Chicken was very flavorful, moist and freshly made. They certainly know how to rotisserie a large chicken. They chopped the chicken in quarters so if you don't want that to be done, let them know (all the juices comes out).

Thank mjbcmjbc
Wichita, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I lived in Costa Rica for about 6 months in college in 2008. When I came back this summer, I had to stop at RostiPollos. Great selection; it's kind of a step up from fast food, but relatively simple good tasting food. Get the Sopa Azteca - seriously. That is one of the things I miss most and I am... More 

Thank Kristen S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here a couple of times, not overwhelming impressed but definitely had a taste of flavor that I was not familiar with. Maybe not 100% Costa Rican authentic food, but was delicious in my opinion

Thank James S
Santa Ana, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for take out. Good food, cheap price and across the way from Parque La Sabana. Location was busy all day which is always a good sign. Recommended chicken soup.

Thank gurlale

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Barbecue, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Diagonal | Escazu al Viivero, entrada San Raphael de Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2217 8787
This is a family restaurant with coffee wood fired rotisserie chicken which is moist and sweet. Fast service and reasonable prices. I had to select BBQ but it is Costa Rican food really

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