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Restaurant Balcon Mansarda

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Mts sur Parque Central y Catedral 25, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2431 2603
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

I got a seafood rice dish...flavor was pretty good, but many broken mussel or clam shells made for an unpleasant dinner. The live music, service were great. Convenient location.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

Good waiting service - staff very knowledgeable about the food on offer Palmito salad - it's just a starter but it was big enough for me! Very tasty. My husband had the stroganoff - very nicely cooked. 5-10 min drive to airport. Good location for our pre-flight hotel stay, in centre of the town. It's quiet on a Monday night....... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the person at the desk of our hotel. It's main advantage was that it was close by and our walk took us through the central square where we stopped to people watch on the way to dinner. The large upstairs room was almost empty and there wasn't much of an ambiance, but we... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

Nice place, but hard to find, because the name has changed to "el balcon"! Don't go for the Steaks, rest is good quality!

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

I often stop here for dinner on my way in or out of CR - food is great (try the simple but filling casado with pork or chicken; ceviche also good) - relaxed setting up on second floor, off the street - usually music or futbol game playing. Great with a crowd or solo (tiny dining area outside overlooking rhe... More 

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Thank brocdog
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2011

We live in Costa Rica and we frequently go to Mansarda Restaurant when we're in Alajuela. The food is great, service prompt and friendly, a nice mellow ambiance. We especially like to sit on the outdoors balcony. The menu is Costa Rican -- which means steakhouse plus traditional Costa Rican dishes like Rice with Chicken (Arroz con Pollo) which is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts sur Parque Central y Catedral 25, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2431 2603

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?