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Machu Pichu

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San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2283 3679
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
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437 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I was visiting the embassy in San Jose and stayed a couple of nights. I ate primarily at this restaurant because it was so close to my hotel and the food was really tasty. I recommend whatever you are in the mood or because unlike most Costa Rican restaurants this is a Peruvian restaurant and they know how to utilize... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

great, friendly waitstaff. great seafood and authentic cultural dishes. also they have the cool glass cococola bottles!

Thank sienna_stan
Novato, California
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283 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I am completely dumbfounded at any negative ratings for this great restaurant. I eat here almost every time I am in town. We had Pescado (fish) con Jumbo Camarones (shrimp) au gratin and it was heavenly along with a side of rice. I for the life of me can't see how people can give this place anything lower than 4... More 

Thank TheBlum
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I had a chicken and shrimp chaufa which was totally tasteless and the chicken was literally inedible. I think they used the parts of the chicken that you are supposed to throw away and not eat. The entire huge dish had absolutely no flavor at all. I could hardly eat any of it. The tuna ceviche I had was clearly... More 

Thank tcntraveler
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

On the edge of downtown San Jose, this quaint restaurant offers a variety of Peruvian specialties, especially seafood.

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The only think good about this place was the service. The waiter was helpful and friendly. The food quality was poor. Things on the menu (elements of the dish) were not on the plate. The food was bland and if I was paying 5 US $ for the meal I would shrug my shoulders, however, it's more like 15-20. Therefore,... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great restaurant with great food! The seafood platters are very large and can be shared by two people.

Thank Karla A
Palm Beach Gardens
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

You go from Costa Rica to Peru when you enter the restaurant. From the Piscasour to the entrees, it is authentic Peruvian meals. Service is excellent and I noticed many of the servers I remember from 20 years ago when I first went there. Be sure to try the ceviche mixto and grilled beef heart. Yes grilled beef heart. Amazing.... More 

Thank Keith F
Munich, Germany
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The food was really good, but the most I enjoyed my Lemonade! It was really refreshing and tasty, also try the version with fresh mint! It's like a Mojito but without alcohol. We went there for dinner and were attended by some really friendly waiters. I have to say that I was surprised, because there were many waiters around though... More 

Thank KRohrmue
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Peruvian food at its finest. The Octopus was so spectacular that my husband asked for the recipe. Our waiter kindly brought out the secret marinade so that we could sample it to try to discern the flavours. Wonderful sea bass and accompaniments. Great bar service. You may pay a little more here, but it is great for a special meal... More 

Thank Sandy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Peruvian, Seafood, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2283 3679

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