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Restaurante Kalu

Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
+506 2253 8426
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“sliders” (2 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A friend and I went for a coffee. We had 2 capuccinos and 2 paninis. After 40 minutes of waiting, our food fi...na...lly... arrived. My chicken panini had 20 grams of chicken. And my friend's lomito panini was very dry. We paid around $40 for...More

Thank LucyQL
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Once we saw the place outside — we hesitated. It looks like a house. In fact used to be a house converted into a beautifully decorated restaurant. Wonderful and sophisticated taste. Salmon is very good and the quesadilla. The presentation is excellent and so the...More

1  Thank MLGG2000
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We had such a wonderful breakfast at Restaurant Kalu. The food was innovative and delicious, the coffee addictive, and the desserts yummy. Would definitely return.

Thank YampySouthFlorida
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I came to Kalu because Cafeoteca is located in the same building, but wound up getting food several times. I had breakfast, lunch, AND dinner there over a 4 week span. It's the perfect spot for a Sunday brunch or a date night with your...More

Thank Cliff F
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I went there lunch on a Saturday. They have a small but nice choice for lunch that I understand gets bigger for dinner. The place is very nice, cosy atmosphere with possibility to eat also outside in a small garden. I saw a few families...More

Thank fbonaglia
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I met a friend here for brunch and was a little disappointed by the limited menu. But everything we ordered was very good and fresh. The desserts were excellent. I had to wait for my friend so also got a coffee in the cafe area...More

Thank mlittle00
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This place is really nice and trendy. The cake and pie selection is impressive and very tasty. Definitely a cool spot to check out and grab a bite to eat.

Thank mikeronorato
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We stopped at Kalu for lunch after the Book Fair - it was our first time trolling around barrio Escalante. Do yourself a favor if you are a tourist - head out there for lunch or dinner to see what San Jose could look like!...More

Thank TomaSchultz
Camille R, Propietario at Restaurante Kalu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Hi Tomas! thanks for your kind review! It is our main goal to have costumers leaving our project with a smile on their faces and a happy belly! We work everyday to give our best and make people feel at home! Thanks again so much!...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The courtyard and the menu are beautify and the food and drinks are tasty. We started an evening tour of Bario Escalante here. The connected cafe is also a 5 star rating for a specialty coffee house experience. We're in town for 1 week and...More

Thank cmkaiser
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The ambience of this place is woooonderful. Food was delicious, everything was wonderful. I recommend and will be back!

Thank bfpcr
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13 July 2015|
Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I do not have a listing of the artists, but you can contact them directly, and ask. Their contact info is on their website. (google restaurant Kalu) Good Luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2253 8426
  • E-mail
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