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Sofia Restaurante Mediterraneo Arte & Cultura

Barrio Escalante | Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2224 5050
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (15 reviews)
“eggplant” (4 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Barrio Escalante | Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

She said:"It's the best restaurant I ever ate at" A 24 years old woman from Montreal. Indeed every plate, appetizer or main dish is exceptional. The lamb, a paleta de cordero today,is a specialty of the house. The quality of this cured meat is rare...More

1  Thank lucquesnel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I consider myself a food guru. I have been to top restaurants in the world owned by remarkable chefs like Del Posto, Juan Mari Arzak, Michael Anthony, and Roca brothers. I also have been visited local restaurants that make great food. I do know what...More

Thank Uluc O
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Can’t beat this Mediterranean restaurant if you’re looking for authentic food and flavors. Must try the mixed platter, the tortellini, the squid, and the tuna.

Thank Jorge S
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The place is nice and cozy. AC will help to make the stay more pleasant. A complementary salad is a nice touch. The list of wines is limited. We had the stuffed eggplants and the sea food grill. The food was not very tasty. We...More

1  Thank MLGG2000
Reviewed 25 February 2018

While on a reasonably long layover in San Jose, we needed to NOT be in an airport. We heard Barrio Escalante, specifically Calle 33 & Avenida Central would be an area that fit the vibe we usually search for. We stopped at Sofia on a...More

1  Thank AlliejKruse
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I ordered the combination lamb plate. There was so much that I took half home for another meal. I had lamb chops, shoulder and meatballs. I didn't think I'd enjoy the lamb meatballs and I was happy to be wrong. It's hard to find lamb...More

1  Thank hgsearch
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We had one of a kind experience at Sofia Mediterraneo. Mr. Mehmet, the owner is a real gem to talk to about food & the philosophy of eating. Their food is to die for. Lamb dish is an epic. Variety of mouth watering mazes &...More

Thank mariiiamt
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great friendly service in a quaint restaurant. Very clean. Prompt service. Man playing nice background music on keyboard. Fresh food... Everything was perfect!

1  Thank R1318CDdanb
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Cozy ambiance, excellent service, great food! Try grilled octopus, lamb chops and stew, green peppercorn steak! Fresh fish and veggie dishes are great too! Tip: Start with the Sofia assorted platter while ordering!

1  Thank Molly D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This was our final dinner in Costa Rica. We went to the Gastronomica area by Uber and this was the first stop. Never got further. They have something for all. If you like Mediterranean food you will love this place. The owner is Turkish and...More

1  Thank bigdadwangchung
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:59 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Escalante | Barrio Escalante, 00000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2224 5050
  • E-mail
The Mediterranean is our reason of being, with a wider concept that doesn't only include the food but also the health, the arts, the conversations and the friendships that are born in our table. Our influences come from the culinary and culturally richness of 22 Mediterranean countries.
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