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Cafe Mundo

Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2222 6190
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended by our local agent, but not overly impressed. The food was ok, but nothing special, and on the pricey side. Our waiter was quite intrusive and wouldn't order us a taxi. I found another waiter who was more obliging.

Thank Canal P
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has lots of seating on covered terraces as well as indoors. There was a nice, relaxed vibe. Our waiter was great and helpfully advised us against ordering a starter and a main each cos the portions are huge. I recommend the chicken satay...More

Thank Jemholidays
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for a light lunch. We had a plantain appetizer and a pizza. The staff was very attentive and the food was good.

Thank ddew25
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We arrived here on our first night in San Jose and were not disappointed. A combination of artwork, downtempo electronica music and tall folliage made for a nice dinner as I ordered the sea bass with mash potatoes and steamed vegetables. My sister ordered grilled...More

Thank elhseven
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Beautiful decor, good service but I was part of a group and the dish I ordered was dry and overcooked...I am sure the same fish for 2 people would of been perfectly done.It looked and smelled so good...sorry I never leave fish on the plate...More

Thank Antonio M
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I only had coffee on my first visit here, which was excellent and with lovely service. Then I returned for dinner and enjoyed the BEST burger and pipas fritas ever! Along with an enormous fresh juice, lovely atmosphere and wonderful service, this is definitely one...More

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 17 February 2018

After a 10-hour transit from Panama, I was tired and starving. And since I was staying just across the street from Cafe Mundo, I decided to have dinner there. The restaurant features a very nice décor and feels cozy. I liked the vibe and the...More

Thank Pat5150
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This place is great if the suns out and you just want to have a drink and just hang out. The food is just meh. Nothing special at all. Food - 2 As mentioned above, just meh. No dishes stood out in taste or presentation....More

Thank skankymonk
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Wide set of offerings including international plates and local food. Nice garden restaurant. However food is grotesquely overpriced. Better options in the neighbourhood available. The former mix of local intellectuals and independent travellors you can find no longer. I have seen only rich local businessmen...More

Thank Orisha525
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The location is a bit farther from the downtown close to the zoo. The neighborhood is safe but nothing special. The place is nice, staff is friendly. For Around 50 bucks you can have a nice dinner of 2 limonades, hot chocolate, two appetizers, two...More

Thank boge1985
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$100 - US$400
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 15 y Avenida 9 | 200m este y 100m norte del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 6190
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