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Le Monastere

Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2228 8515
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
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41 - 50 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 22 November 2015

Great views, great food and lots of fun in the lower level of the restaurant. The had live music for us and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Ken T
Reviewed 1 November 2015

You need to experience this. The staff was amazing, the food was incredible. The view - breathtaking. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this night. Wonderful.

Thank KSS1204
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorites restaurants, love the view, service and food Dishes with steak and seafood are the best! Great wine selection

Thank Jlizanox
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I decided to go to this restaurant as two locals recommended it. At the end I felt like it was a waste of money and time. First of all, it's far from downtown San Jose, so it takes a while to get there and come...More

Thank Dey M
Reviewed 8 October 2015

we went to celebrate, 7 people. the place is amazing, mainly the view. service is professional and nice and the food is great - all dishes. warmly recomended

1  Thank SabaOmer
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Full of kitsch - from the moment you walk in and see the decor, to the waiters dressed as monks, to the fake piano player with a dead monk playing - it all is too much from the get-go. We would have put up with...More

Thank Solyesh
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Simply incredible, the food is delicious, excellent customer service, great view, the best place to go with your couple.

Thank Ernesto S
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The management and staff aim to please. The food ranges from very good to excellent. The location, view and venue is exceptional.

Thank Brett H
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

The place is very nice and traditional, not as high end as locals will tell you. Internal decor is outdated and a bit stale. They have a nice house beer, but waiters don't know enough about it to even tell you if they make it...More

Thank laraquetol
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Visiting Costa Rica, this is one highlight that should be scheduled in your itinerary. Spend a few more extra dollars for a lovely romantic dinner with excellent food (several selections to your heart's desire and what your palate crave for) , great service (friendly accommodating...More

1  Thank Warren C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 8515
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