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Restaurant Beirut

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| Sabana Norte, frente a la Casa España, contiguo al Apartotel La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2296 9622
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wandered the neighborhood looking for a place to eat. $148 for lunch for three! I pay those prices for excellent food, but once the appetizer sampler was done, the food was mediocre. It may have been his grandmother's recipe, but she evidently didn't convey all the information to correctly prepare the meal. My 18 year old grandson, not known for... More 

Thank SpringvilleTravelers
Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

What more can I say. Starters (his recommendation) nice but turned out to have been priced individually. Main courses rather dry, probably reheated. No-one else there.

Thank Andrew190728
Spring, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Mixed feelings here... Like many other reviewers, the experience starts out as happy and interesting. We took his suggestions, got the appetizer sampler, ordered 2 entree's and a kids meal. The food was very good and well prepared, lamb was excellent. Then comes the bill, $42 for the small appetizer sampler, each kibi about 14 bucks all grand total $160!... More 

Thank joroha
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I can't resist each time I go to Restaurante Beirut to get one of their exclusive Lebanese Bottles of Wine... It's the best pair with the best Lebanese food in Town it's working every single dime!!

Thank Eduardo V
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Costa Rica doesn't really have a national cuisine except for casado which is plain white rice, plain black beans, fried plantains and overcooked fish, meat or chicken. It is completely devoid of flavor, but you should try it once just for the experience. Look, good restaurants in Costa Rica are all very expensive. Furthermore,good food is very hard to get... More 

Thank letsgo591
Bradenton, Florida
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50 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We were guided in by the guy outside after we were asking about another restaurant. It was Saturday night and the place was empty (we should have left then). The owner said he had a great selection of small appetizers - some tiny plates of hummus $42!!!! I had the lamb as the owner kept going on about how great... More 

Thank AndyW2
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We arrived at Restaurant Beirut at 7 pm on a Friday evening in high season and the place was empty, but we were tired from a long day of travel and were glad to be able to park close to the restaurant so we stayed. We received the same "pitch" from the owner as I now see from others here.... More 

Thank DougRoni
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Welcoming and reasonable food but the price! On my credit card at home £123.00 for a meal for 4 - (4 drinks and 3 main meals, starter and desert). The starters were £5 each (or about that) but we were offered a selection of starters - we wrongly thought that a selection would be a taste of each, the size... More 

Thank ratchadaBangkok
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant over 10 years. It is absolutely the best lamb I have ever had. The owner raises his own lamb and the recipe has been in the family for generations. Have tried to get it many times without any luck. Will be back there soon. Appetizers are a must.

Thank JP E
Boca Raton
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We love Lebanese/Greek food. My husband, son and I went for an early dinner. Owner bragged about the lamb. I asked for the kabob and was told grill was off but the wrap with lamb was about the same. OK, I ordered it. It was cold and chewy. My husband had the same his was chewy also. There was nothing... More 

Thank Joyce R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Sabana Norte, frente a la Casa España, contiguo al Apartotel La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2296 9622

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