They claim to be the oldest Restaurant in San Jose established 1909 their businesscard tells me.
My waiter and the only one was Mr Bennet and he speak very good English which was good for me who dont speak spanish. He was very attentive and took good care of me. He told me that he is the third generation of his family working here. He also told me that the restaurant was bought by a Spanish Lady about 6-7 years ago. She and her daughter was present both evenings and I suppose thats why we can see Serrano ham in the menu.
I was there both nights when I stayed in the city and both evenings I had Fettucini with Seafood in a marvelous sauce, all fresh and just perfect. A glass of complimentery Limoncello was served to me both evenings. The decoration of the restaurant are very interesting lots of old Pictures and wisedom Words many of the real funny to read. I will sure recommend El Balcon de Europa for everyone wanting a taste of Europé during their visit to Costa Rica. Bravo!
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