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El Bar del Patio

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Latin, Bar, Central American, International, South American, Costa Rican
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Avenida Central between 7 & 9 | Central Avenue, between 7th & 9th street, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
+506 2222 5022
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16:00 - 23:00
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Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The meat platter for 2 off the bar menu was really good and would probably do 3 with a side. Wine selection was also good and also pleasantly surprised when I got the bill. Staff excelent too, thinking of going back tonight!

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Thank moller_travellers
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Enjoyed a couple of pints and nachos over looking the street. The staff was nice and the nachos were amazing.

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Thank deehanna2017
Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Bar del Patio, responded to this review

Thank you for your post. We are so very happy to learn you had a great experience with us. We hope to see more of you! Best regards, Alessandra More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The food the especially the service are terrible. I had bad experiences here. They seem not to like Americans..

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Thank Jeff60958
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This place was only minutes from our hotel and was a good find. Service was excellent and quick. Food was hot and tasty. We sat a table at the front of the restaurant and were entertained by the locals going about their business. Our first taste of local beer Imperial recommended by the waiter. Good relaxed meal for our first... More 

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Thank grace5204
Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Bar del Patio, responded to this review

Glad you found us! Very please to learn you were well taken care and all was to your liking. We hope you will visit again! Best regards, Alessandra More 

Coral Gables, Florida
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The service is remarkable !! Price at international level, but good quality, good atmosphere. I recommend it, you will not regret it

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Thank Ricardo J
Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Bar del Patio, responded to this review

Thank you for such wonderful review. We are overjoyed to learn you had such a great experience that you recommend us to other travelers. Thank you!! We hope you will stop by again. Best regards, Alessandra More 

Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Casual atmosphere. Good food with variety of choices. Good service. Music on selected days. Went there more than once.

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Thank rwikebuchi
Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Bar del Patio, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. Very glad you enjoyed your experiences at El Bar del Patio. It is always comforting to know we have returning satisfied clients. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Alessandra More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My wife and I went there for lunch as it was near our hotel. I had fish and chips and my wife had the typical Costa Rican meal with fish. In both cases the fish tasted strange. I don't think it was fresh or had been cooked some time ago. Can't recommend this place.

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Thank captainbob2014
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at El Bar del Patio, responded to this review

Sorry you had a bad experience. I wish you had said something to the waiter he or she would have gladly changed your plates for something which I am sure would have delighted you. I do hope you give us a second chance to pamper you. It is not the usual case what happened to you. We profusely apologize. Best... More 

mexico
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137 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

we ordered a beer and ceviche peruano each. extremely small portion for the price. the restaurant is on a pedestrian street, and is open, so you can enjoy people watching. we thought it expensive, but then again eating out is very expensive in costa rica. we were not aware of that, as it was our first night out.

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Thank almo52
Anaheim, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

they were very patient with Americans new to the city. Reasonable prices and good food. Open-air overlooking pedestrian street.

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Thank kenjanb
Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Bar del Patio, responded to this review

Very glad to learn you were well taken care of and that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Alessandra More 

Kingsburg, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We stayed overnight in San Jose before our cruise and decided to try dinner at El Bar because it was close to our hotel. Great introduction to Costa Rican food! Our group of 8 was seated upstairs where we could look down and watch the people on the walkway. Our server was Maylin and she did a great job in... More 

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Thank goincruisin
Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Bar del Patio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to learn you enjoyed your experience at el Bar del Patio. Yes the food, ambiance and people watching is a truly unique costarican experience. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Alessandra More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Central American, International, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Central between 7 & 9 | Central Avenue, between 7th & 9th street, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 5022
Description
Located on the second floor, “El Bar del Patio” is an ideal place to meet with friends and colleagues after a long day of work or after full day of sightseeing. Here you can enjoy live music, watch sport events, try tasty finger food and drink an ample variety of refreshing cocktails and drinks.Every Wednesday and Friday evening from 7:30pm to 9:30pm you can listen to live music from both nations

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