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Le Monastere

Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2228 8515
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“escargot” (5 reviews)
“caesar salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Loved the place & food! unbelievable view of the City! Waiter was very kind.. a must go place in Costa Rica....

Thank Nahima M
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Not cheap at all, but what a service, and spectacular food with a full view of the valley, something worth trying.

Thank Andres S
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This European Monastery Chapel is one of the best restaurants in San Jose. The place is located at the top of a mountain, with a great view of San Jose. Their French food is probably one of the best in the town. If you want...More

Thank AndrewNY2015
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came here for our anniversary. The view of the city at night was amazing. The food was top notch! A lot of people have said that the food is too expensive but that depends on what you call expensive? We got...More

Thank txbrandon76
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We live in the area and decided to finally go up the hill to the restaurant. We were all very pleased and satisfied with every aspect of the dinner. The views are stunning and service was equally top class. The escargot were very good and...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 12 April 2016

It has a very amazing view either to enjoy the overview from the city of San José or to enjoy a romantic dinner. The food is from an outstanding french cuisine. And also has a very varied menu for all type of tastes. Accompanied with...More

Thank Celine S
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is incredible. Located near the top of a mountain in Escazu with amazing views of San Jose and the surrounding area. Food is very good and the service is great. Atmosphere is very nice. You should go outside and walk around to see the...More

Thank andresworld
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We visited the restaurant on a Saturday night and enjoyed our meal. The menu features French food and is a bit on the pricey side for Costa Rica. It was not very crowded on what I would have thought would be a busy night. However,...More

Thank rch2016
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

This was recommended to us by a guide. It was incredible! It's a restaurant in an old monastery perched on a high hill overlooking San Jose. The views are incredible! The food is very well done. There were four of us-two had beef with bearnaise...More

Thank Pam S S
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Fantastisk view and good Franc food. Very good winelist and Meny. Not easy to find, but worth the strugle.

Thank Haakon007
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11 March 2018|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Per their website, Sunday they are closed on Sunday Hours: Monday 6:30–11PM Tuesday 6:30–11PM Wednesday 6:30–11PM Thursday 6:30–11PM Friday 6:30–11PM Saturday 6:30–11PM Sunday Closed
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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