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Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral

Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
+506 2222 5022
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (48 reviews)
“tilapia” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, San Jose 3344-1000, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 618 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited El Patio with friends after a recommendation. I wish we hadn’t. When we arrived it took about 5 minutes for anyone to direct us to a table. We were told that the restaurant was very busy (although it looked pretty empty to us)...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DDXX157
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wrong drinks orders, poor quality food and refused to accept a pristine $50 bill for a total check amount of $41 when we had no alternative payment method! absolutely ridiculous and unwelcoming to tourists. Many better places to eat in San Jose all around!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cmountford08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the heart of San Jose. Great place to sit and relax. Green planted balconies, traditional Costa Rican style wooden ranch style and great staff with a friendly approach. The food is reasonably priced for central San Jose and a wide ecclectic mix of fusion...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Voyage803067
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for posting your review. We are very happy to learn you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a nice place with a very green jungly feel where coffee is okay, food okay, clean bathrooms and decent wifi. It's a nice residential place with decent rooms. If you are walking around city centre, this is a welcome stop. The sandwiches are delicious

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maria R
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for posting your review. We are glad you found everything to your liking. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 3 November 2018

perfect palce if you are walking around Central Avenue. The place has been there for years, food is good specially sandwiches andgood coffee. Is just a steps from the sidewalk, good palce to meet a friend, or even stay at the hotel. No far from...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank roadadvisor
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We are happy to read that you recommend our restaurant as well as our hotel. We hope to see you soon again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Had dinner there yesterday. The focaccia resembled a dry frozen pizza without topping. The pasta with chicken was greasy and overpriced. The pineapple that came with our papaya shake was off and in the end they charged us twice for one dish. Make sure you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank J_ulala1
Reviewed 21 October 2018

While I like Hotel Balmoral very much and have stayed here 3 times now, I have had mixed experiences with El Patio. Their sea bass is very good, the chicken is good, their rice and shrimp dish is good. The pork tenderloin was not that,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rick w
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal but would consider it expensive for San Jose. The target market is definitely tourists so the prices and the selection of food (e.g. burgers and pasta) is a reflection of it. The chifrijo was good, the environment is nice and the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank magadiz
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the meal greatly and particularly appreciated the service by Pasquale. The food was very good as well.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Terra S
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Loved it here what a fab place , the food was great too , I had a pizza which was lush and the service was great too , would recommend 10/10xx

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank clairer1965
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Avenue, Between 7&9 Street | Avenida Central, Calle 7 y 9, 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
  • E-mail
Description
The Award Winning "El Patio" restaurant is located facing Avenida Central, San Jose's most visited pedestrian boulevard. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of international and typical Costa Rican dishes and drinks in a pleasant and relaxing setting. In our menu you will find meat and seafood dishes, pastas and risottos, soups and salads, sandwiches and hamburgers, and many local specialties. Live music every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
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