Where to Eat in Province of Heredia: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 16, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Discover the best restaurant in Province of Heredia, Costa Rica including Nau Sushi Lounge, Restaurante Grano de Oro, Park Cafe, Restaurante Colbert, La Terrasse French Cuisine, Restaurante La Candelaria, Sakura Japanese Restaurant, Nonno's Pizzeria, Restaurante Pescatore, Factory Steak and Lobster
Things to do in Province of Heredia

1. Nau Sushi Lounge

facing Multiplaza Escazu, Escazu 11856-1000, Costa Rica Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$196 +506 2208 2148
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 501 reviews

Nau Sushi Lounge

Green and white hues and modern furniture signal the ultra-cool ambiance in Nau Lounge, a trendy Asian inspired drinking and eating spot off the lobby. Enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi from the bar while lounge music fills the air in this chic, contemporary lounge setting

Reviewed By Nino F

Super fresh food and original taste. Great experience with family and friends, easy location and good pricesDear Nino F, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We feel very happy knowing you enjoyed your visit. It is always a pleasure to serve you; we hope you come visit us very soon. Best regards, Ricardo Menendez General Manager

2. Restaurante Grano de Oro

Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, Latin, European, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$196 - HK$785 +506 2255 3322
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Restaurante Grano de Oro

Restaurant Grano de Oro merges Costa Rican tropical with European cuisine under the expertise of our French chef Francis Canal. Once a simple cafe, this restaurant has evolved into one of San Jose’s finest dining establishments, frequented by locals and tourists alike.Specialty cocktails, classically presented dishes and delicious desserts are served in the charming ambiance of a magnificent period home with an elegant inner courtyard. The bilingual wait staff provides professional and friendly service. Service is offered throughout the day from 7 am to 10 pm. Restaurant, patio and bar are non-smoking

Reviewed By alfonso s

Very nice !! Food is good.Rations in the small side.High end place. Decoration and cleanness awesome. Located in within a hotel installation. Close to downtown San Jose. We also had a wonderful and quiet breakfast.

3. Park Cafe

Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards French, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$78 - HK$785 +506 2290 6324
Excellent
88%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 305 reviews

Park Cafe

Please read important reservation information on our website before making your booking. Thank you.

Reviewed By Teresa268 - Halesworth, United Kingdom

My husband and I were in Costa Rica for the first time and on the recommendation of friends booked a table to experience the Park Café on our last night in the country. Firstly I should say that unlike most of the negative reviews posted,...MoreDear Teresa and Joe. Thank you for your visit, company and review. Always a pleasure to have people such as yourselves at home with us in Park Cafe. Best wishes. Richard, Ricardo and Louise

4. Restaurante Colbert

Of Volcan Poas 16 km | 400 m este de la gasolinera de Varablanca, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$392 +506 2482 2776
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Restaurante Colbert

Reviewed By bneuhard - State College, Pennsylvania

We happened on this quaint French Restaurant while exploring the countryside of Costa Rica. We found it because they maintain a geocache on their property! Everything on the menu had a French base, but there were lots of options for lighter lunches. The bread was...Morethank's! fantastic visit!!!

5. La Terrasse French Cuisine

Avenida 9 Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose 20102, Costa Rica (Formerly La Terrasse Cuisine Française) Private Dining, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$314 - HK$432 +506 8939 8470
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 517 reviews

La Terrasse French Cuisine

The restaurant La Terrasse French Cuisine is a concept of table d'hôtes of 12 covers. A private and personalized restaurant that offers you a unique experience to share with generosity the French gastronomy. An elegant place, chic ventage and romantic. The conviviality in the restaurant La Terrasse constitutes a tradition. The chef Patricia Richer receives you in a house of 1925 from Tuesday to Saturday with reservation and will have the pleasure to share with her clients a creative and contemporary French cuisine realized around organic products and the season.

Reviewed By satipatipatti - Atlanta, Georgia

Amazing. Dishes from Ardennes to Provence expertly crafted in Central America. Our respect goes to Chef Patricia Richer. Also to Gerald for his hospitality.
In discussing the absence of aperitifs and digestifs, Gerald said there are components of French cuisine that are just not available in quality in Costa Rica. I assume that this applies to many other ingredients, which makes it all the more amazing that Chef Patricia can put together the harmonious cuisine française that graces this establishment. The chef does not overstep what is permissible and our meal delivered what the menu promised.
Gerald successfully convinced my wife not to order scallops cooked to whiteness all the way through - some thing I have tried to do for years. Instead, he encouraged her to try the salmon. It was cooked through to her preference and had good taste, set off nicely against the pistachio garnish and served with a mild orange/turmeric sauce.
Besides the salmon, our meal consisted of chevre cheesecake, lamb shank, creme brulee and fondant de chocolate. We needed one wine to accompany all of these courses and complement or, ay least, not clash with them and Gerald came up with a light, fruity red, Gamay, I believe, that was a excellent companion to the whole meal. The entire wine list impressed me as being reasonably priced.
The chevre cheesecake appetizer had an uniform creaminess and a good mild lactic dairy taste nicely complemented by the tomatoes.
The honey and rosemary worked magic upon the perfectly done lamb shank and its gravy.
The caramel-throughout creme brulee was very good but,even so, we prefer the classic caramelized sugar crust with the vanilla custard.
The fondant de chocolate was absolutely delicious. We could not guess if the chocolate/cocoa was Guittard, Callebaut, or Valrhona. Turns out to be a local Costa Rican chocolate, and it was delicious.
Notable: it was not possible for my wife, for whom English is a second language, to communicate with Gerald, for whom English is also a second language, over the long-distance telephone to arrange, weeks in advance, an available time for our reservation; the understanding was just not there. No problem. The affable front desk of the Holiday Inn Aurola in San Jose called for us two nights before our desired date and got us our reservation.

6. Restaurante La Candelaria

Esquina Este del Hospital Vicente de Paul | 150m Oeste carretera a la Aurora, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Central American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +506 2237 4630
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Restaurante La Candelaria

Reviewed By stfree - San Jose de la Montana, Costa Rica

We have been to this nice restaurant twice now. Both times we were very satisfied with all phases of the experience. The service was attentive, the food was delicious and arrived promptly and the price was a good value. The first time, we had two other couples along and we traded samples of the fare among us. Tried was the chicken crepe, the ham crepe, the trout and the lomito (me). But first - appetizers. The host recommended the Candalaria Croquettes and onion rings. Both were excellent. Crisply fried in some light oil and without any corrupting flavor. The onion rings were a special that day as we were unable to order them on our next visit. It seems they are served only on week-ends. But the croquettes are aplenty - four to a plate with a rich dipping sauce and priced to give great value. Now back to the main courses; I had the lomito (beef) - while it was not bad, it was not great. This is not unusual in Costa Rica. Two of the culinary deficiencies of Costa Rica are the poor quality of the beef and the blandness of their seasonings. Well, the seasonings are just fine here at the Candeleria but the beef is the beef. It's due to the fact that there are no "feed lots" to "finish", or fatten, the beef in Costa Rica. To some this is a plus, as it results in a leaner product but it does diminish the flavor. All that to say, that the next time I got the chicken crepe and it was fully satisfying. Soon I'll go for the trout - my sample had a wonderful flavor. I think you'll enjoy it all.

7. Sakura Japanese Restaurant

Hotel Wyndham San Jose Herradura | General Canas Highway, San Antonio De Belen 40701, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$196 - HK$392 +506 2209 9860
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Sakura Japanese Restaurant

Reviewed By Gacho - Hollywood, Florida

I had not been back to Sakura in many years, because the high prices did not reflect the food that was being served. That has changed. Chef Ranny and his colleagues are serving beautifully crafted sushi, with a fantastic balance of creativity and Japanese authenticity....MoreDear Gacho Its a pleasure receive your comments, all days our staff its dedicate at your service and offer the most refinate culinary experience japanese. We look forward to your next visit Atte. Genaro Noe Morantes Z. Food and Beverage Director

8. Nonno's Pizzeria

Metros al este de la agencia del Banco Nacional en San Joaquin de Flores 225, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$110 +506 2265 2424
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Nonno's Pizzeria

Reviewed By crguy - Costa Rica

Is it worth to add two or even three reviews of the same place? Well, if it deserves it, then of course it is. I can't stop recommending this pizza place as the best you'll find in the area. Their quality of their products versus the price is just unbeatable! Simply put: you'll not find anything better, period. The fact that you can build your own pizza with a list of 20+ ingredients gives you tons of options to not get bored. Tired of a flatbread pizza? Try a panino or a spirali or a pasta. You'll get consistently the same quality every single time. Want something sweet to round up your experience? Try their dolci, one of the most decadent desserts you'll taste. A wide variety of flavors, even when we're talking about pizza-related products make this place a real jewel. Ah! the most important: quality service! They will serve you with a smile get your order as fast as possible in the way you want it or will deliver it to your house within reasonable time. If you haven't done so yet, give them a try. You won't regret it.

9. Restaurante Pescatore

C.C. Golden Plaza, 600 metros sur de Multiplaza Escazu, frente a BMW | Centro Comercial Golden Plaza, 600 Metros sur de Multiplaza Escazu, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$314 +506 2289 8010
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 391 reviews

Restaurante Pescatore

Pescatore Restaurant is focused on providing recipes where creativity and originality are the highlights, fusing peruvian and Mediterranean cuisine. A truly new and unique experience. The restaurant is owned by Peruvian chef Regis Molina, Le Cordon Bleu graduate, with extensive experience in Costa Rica. Finally note the open kitchen, large windows and the ability to eat outdoors. Hope to see you soon !

Reviewed By Harold M

Was excellent!
Simply delicious, expensive yes, but totally worth it.
The service was great, personalized and really professional.
I made the reservation saying it was for a birthday and they didn't make it just another one, they called us by name and offer a courtesy dessert for her.
Really happy!

10. Factory Steak and Lobster

Frente al Centro Comercial Multiplaza | Real InterContinental Hotel, Escazu 11856-1000, Costa Rica Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$157 - HK$353 +506 2208 2100
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 546 reviews

Factory Steak and Lobster

Reviewed By AlbertoMiami_Florida - Miami, Florida

I had a very bad dinner experience at this location . I ordered a ribeye and it came cold, hard, too disgustingly full of hard fat , creamy spinach out of the freezer and service could actually improve a lot....you overpay for any dish here to get such an experience . AVOID, go to the Asian one, I had lunch there and rolls were pretty good

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