Central Valley Restaurants

Le Monastère

  • French

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This monastery-themed formal restaurant high in the San Rafael hills has a great view of the Central Valley. The dining room is dressed up in antiques, with tables set for a five-course meal; waiters don short friar tunics over their standard black pants and white shirts, which makes the atmosphere too theatrical for some tastes, but the classic French dishes are outstanding. The more casual Cava Grill dining area serves platters of grilled meat. Cantina La Cava, beneath the dining room, has tasty appetizers, live music Thursday to Saturday, and is open into the wee hours.

Restaurant Information


1½ km (1 mile) southwest of the Paco Shopping Center in San Rafael de Escazú; take old road west to Santa Ana, turn left at Paco and follow signs, always bearing right, Escazú, San José, 10203, Costa Rica



Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. No lunch

Published 06/18/2015


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