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El Tostador

€€ - €€€Cafe,
Avenida Central Calle 10, San Jose 10102, Costa Rica
+506 2221 3589
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 18:30 Hours
Cafe, Costa Rican
€€ - €€€
Avenida Central Calle 10, San Jose 10102, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are coffee lovers an d search hit a good cup of joe. Found it here. Good coffee and postres on the main street

Thank patsavant
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I came to this location for lunch because I was exploring the San Jose area. The El Tostador up the street was closing for the day so they sent us to this location. Someone was there that spoke English and was able to help me...More

Thank Fee C
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

One mixes his own salads with all the ingredients desired. Good quantity & quality for a reasonable price. Place is located right in the downtown center.

Thank 1950fede
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Centrally located in a busy area, I went in for a latte and was pleased to see they had multiple espresso options with different syrups, which is exactly what I was looking for. They also have cold (blended but more rare in Costa Rica) and...More

Thank Summer Rose S
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Service is great! I'm staying in Heredia and go there most every day. The staff and coffee and everything I have had was great!

Thank thomoliver1
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We went here nearly every day when we stayed in San José (a week in Dec. 2016 and most of Jan. 2017). The coffee is excellent, and the café is centrally located (good 30 minute walk from the hotel). They have some pastries too (always...More

Thank Alf H
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The place is big, very well decorated, super clean, with a nice customer service, reasonable prices and very good quality food, fresh and tasty, also offers many coffee options, desserts and cakes. It is a perfect location to enjoy the coffee time in downtown! Very...More

Thank Fercrz
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

You sit at a table and then you realize that you have to order at the counter. Then, they don't greet you properly, then they take too much time to serve you, then they don't accept ALL credit cards (I'm looking at you CC with...More

Thank lehpares
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were walking around looking for a place to have lunch. We came across this café and decided to walk in and see their menu. It is kind of a mix between a Starbucks and a sandwich shop. My husband ordered a...More

Thank nohayia
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

After our urban walking tour I saw the sign for churros, which instantly lured me in. Don't fall for it. After ordering, I saw the gentleman behind the corner pull out 6 frozen churros from a bag. At least they were fried in fresh oil...More

Thank Melanie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Costa Rican
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout
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Open Hours
07:00 - 18:30
07:00 - 18:30
07:00 - 18:30
07:00 - 18:30
07:00 - 18:30
07:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Central Calle 10, San Jose 10102, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2221 3589
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