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La Bodeguita Del Medio

) #26 of 560 Restaurants in San Jose €€ - €€€ Caribbean, Latin, Bar
Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's always the same, good chains in Costa Rica gets wrong when they are served by our waiters .. waiters in Costa Rica are rude and they don't like to serve people... and the food, it was expensive and regular ...

Thank jochava
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is well known as it is located in the west of downtown (Barrio Don Bosco), food is good and service could be better.

Thank Juan E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with friends from work on their recommendation. They live here in San Jose and are regulars. Americans will find the physical location and general neighborhood a bit scary. Downtown San Jose needs a major facelift. I would not have walked here alone....More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect for what we needed lots of choice for us (pescatarian) with a baby, so they catered nicely with a high chair. Open on Sunday night a rarity in the area. Amazing service. Cocktails and food were yummy!!

Thank catchupwithmelife
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Famous for their Mojito's this Cuban restaurant is a fun place to hang out on a Friday Night. You may need to make a reservation as the place gets crowded pretty quickly. Excellent staff and great live music which starts around 10pm.

Thank jasimone
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Nice vibe in this restaurant. Friendly staff and good food. Really cool band playing inside as well. I would say their cocktails are good but inconsistent. I had one that was very watered down. And another that tasted all mix. All in all a good...More

Thank Upnorthtransplant1
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking to restaurants to eat at in San Jose. We stumbled on this little gem. There customer service was amazing. The food was delicious. And the drinks were great. I would definitely recommend this place. Well worth the money. Dinner forget to sing...More

Thank Safiya F
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The best place in San Jose, certainly - Cuban cuisine, beautifully cooked, served and presented. We had four dishes to share and a dessert and all was delicious. The pork (masitas de cerdo) in particular was melt-in-the-mouth. The chefs, the musicians, the barman and Freddy...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We love this place and come here every time we are in SJO amazing food, good service, great music, the best mojitos. Everyone we have brought here has loved it

Thank jpbachinski
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The other day I went to this place. It has good food but main dishes are a little bit too oily for my taste. The mojitos are awesome. I recommend the strawberry one. The complement dishes are good. You can share with another person; however...More

Thank Luis G
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Lindsay K
Does this restaurant accept American Express credit cards?
1 September 2015|
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Response from Juanktico | Property representative |
ALucia S
Buenas tardes: Quería saber si Uds sirven platillos vegetarianos. Muchas gracias,
1 April 2016|
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ALucia S
Buenas tardes: Quería saber si Uds sirven platillos vegetarianos. Muchas gracias,
31 March 2016|
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Response from Josh F | Reviewed this property |
Si hay, pero como nos fue a nosotros mejor ir a otro lugar, caro, poquito y mal atendidos y los cócteles nada q ver
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 22558383
The most famous Cuban restaurant of the World.