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Restaurant La Bastille

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Frente a Agencia Hyunday | Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2255 4994
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

small intimate place where the chef, owner, host gives you attention, makes good recommendations and serves one of the best meals I've ever had. I would strongly recommend making a visit to this restaurant. Try the Pate. It was delicious! And the pork tenderloin.

Thank eurasia010
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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321 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great attention and suggestions. Two waitresses and owner/chef have great service. Small place with daily specials. We had a nice dinner together a group of ten.

Thank Christina N
Alajuela, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Very difficult to find a better restaurant in San Jose, food, attention, wines and price make this place exceptional !!!!

Thank Apano31
Cordova, Alaska
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

conveniently locaed in the heart of downtown San Jose. quite, nice atmosphere, nice staff, bilingual, and good french food.

Thank xiomara c
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner primarily as it is close to the Tica bus station but we were also curious from positive TA reviews. They are all right: the food is extraordinary in quality and preparation. No wonder as the owner worked a long time as a cook in embassies. The onion soup followed by a pork filet with mashed... More 

Thank Fronson
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

French Cuisine does not come available in quantities in San José, Costa Rica. It is actually quite scarce as it is and not all who advertise as French are actually what you expect. They are mostly some kind of fusion. This place is different and holds surprises and rewards if you are patient and avoid rushing things. If you are... More 

Thank Carlos C
Larkspur, CO, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Tommy is hilarious, and the food is to savor. Eclectic joint. Cabbies have trouble finding it. But I guarantee, you will find it worth the effort. Tuesday night, not crowded. Tommy had to interrupt his dice game... 😋

Thank Colin C
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Tommy greets you at the door, makes sure your comfortable at your table and cooks great food. He has suggestions that he has made that day or a menu, which I haven't seen as I go with Tommy's suggestions. Nice atmosphere with good music in the background. I'll be going again one day.

Thank AdrianPostles
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Where do we begin? I think the best way is to let you know about a most wonderful and extremely delicious restaurant/gallery we found in Costa Rica called La Bastille! Now THIS is southern hospitality meets Costa Rica at it's finest!Owner/Chef Thomy greets you, seats you, (no you're not dreaming your table is covered with a hand painted table cloth!)... More 

Thank evofedelijr
St. Peter
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times and aside from the first visit, I never even ask for the menu. Just ask "Tommy" what he recommends today and unless it is something I know, I don't like (pork for example) then I go for the suggestion. I have never been disappointed ever. If interested, you can hear how he discovered this... More 

Thank jaseli604

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frente a Agencia Hyunday | Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2255 4994

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