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Olio

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Olio Review

Although this combination pub and restaurant serves the full contingent of Mediterranean cuisine, we like to visit the place for drinks and Spanish-style tapas (appetizers). The century-old redbrick house with stained-glass windows draws everybody from tie-clad business executives to university students who have money to spend on something more upscale than run-of-the-mill campus-area bars. Groups liven up the large front room—the quieter, smaller back rooms maintain a bit more romance. The staff hauls umbrella-covered tables out to the sidewalk on warm evenings. Olio is extremely proud that it offers a copy of its menu in Braille.

    Contact Information

  • Address: C. 33, 200 m north of Bagelmen's Barrio Escalante, San José, 11501
  • Phone: 2281–0541
  • Location: North and East of Downtown

    Restaurant Details

  • Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.
Updated: 03-28-2013

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    One of the best in Costa Rica

    Since moving to Costa Rica 8 months ago, my wife and I having eaten at Olio's on average of three times each month. The food here isn't gourmet, but its some of the best food you'll find in Costa Rica at a very reasonable price. Even our friends from NYC, Philadelphia and San Francisco have raved about this place. Olio offers great tapas and wonderful full meal.

    by Elephant, 2/27/08

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