• La Criollita
  • La Criollita
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La Criollita

Cuisine: Regional

Price Range: $

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La Criollita is an excellent place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and has something on the menu for everyone. The fare is traditional Costa Rican; generous portions of meat, chicken and fish with...  Read More


  • Best for San José's Best Restaurants Because: La Criollita is original that's an essential stop in San Jose.
  • Best for Breakfast Because: Traditional Costa Rican breakfasts are done just right in this busy open kitchen.
  • Best for Group Friendly Because: Large round tables in the main dining room are designed to seat small groups.
  • Best for Family Friendly Because: This little original has plenty of room for families in its two dining rooms.
  • Best for Homestyle Because: Generous portions of traditional Costa Rican cuisine will have you feeling right at home in San Jose.
  • Best for Outdoor Dining Because: Opting for the outdoor patio makes the meal even more memorable.
  • Best for Italian Because: Even though there may not be Italian food on the menu, the strong coffee and full bar make Italians feel right at home.
  • Best for Lunch Because: Wholesome Costa Rican traditional cuisine is done just right here, and a full bar delivers perfect Cuba Libres.
  • Best for Local Flavor Because: Taste traditional Costa Rican flavors here and rub shoulders with the locals who come for lunch.
  • Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Traditional Costa Rican dishes are done just right at this family-friendly favorite.

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