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Doma Escalante, San José, San Jose Province

Doma Escalante

5.0
5
58 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
In the heart of Barrio Escalante, next to the iconic "El Farolito" roundabout, stands DOMA. A house of Costa Rican architecture and Spanish colonial dyes built-in 1945, which was restored for 10 long months; rescuing it from time, updating its design through a colorful façade, and giving it the value it deserves within the neighborhood.
"Donato, Óscar, Marcel and Adrián", its founders, are dreamers, lovers of design, art, and fashion; passionate about cooking and fine dining.
Through fresh products and honest flavors, DOMA has created a gastronomic experience with local products that arise at the foot of the volcanoes, the plains, and the Costa Rican mountains. Which are transformed into art thanks to the vision, dedication, and talent of our chefs.
DOMA is happy to share this house, a space designed to inspire and encourage creative and entrepreneurial minds to work as a team under a feeling of community and collaboration, with the aim of serving as an oasis in the heart of San José.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    8945 6669

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 58 people are saying

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5.0
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  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    Notable Wine List

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    Best Overall

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  1. WF

    WilliamF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I just celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary. What a fantastic time. The food was absolutely amazing. The presentation was fantastic, the taste well everything was like candy. The staff was the best and then some. We are planning another meal there and we already decided to have our 37th anniversary at this amazing restaurant. Thank you for a great experience.
  2. CN

    ChrisN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Thank you for such an amazing experience!!
  3. MS

    MarioS

    Costa Rica

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El ambiente del lugar es muy acogedor y transmite paz. La comida es excelente, de muy buena calidad, con una presentación hermosa que invita a deleitar los diversos sabores de los platos pedidos. El menú, en general es sin gluten, también se puede comer pasta con gluten. El pan es exquisito, no parece ser sin gluten. En fin, vale mucho la pena visitarles.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La mejor comida! Divino el restaurante y excelente el servicio.
  5. e

    erikac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    es un concepto original la comida esta deliciosoa y tiene un ambiente muy agradable. Vale la pena
  6. EC

    EstebanChaverri

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely brunch Bday party! The host were over the top! The food delicious! And the gluten free options outstanding! It's a must in Escalante!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Espectacular como siempre
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente como siempre uno de nuestros lugares preferidos
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place to dine with friends or a date . The food was OK and the services was outstanding, ask for Manuel! However is pricy and I wasn’t impressed much, too quiet or cozy for my taste , kind of boring place
  10. S

    Stephanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very picture perfect spot. Great menu and great ambience. Definitely check this restaurant out in San Jose if you ever visit Costa Rica!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comida, ambiente y servicio extraordinario. Quedamos muy convidados a regresar.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un lugar espectacular
  13. MG

    MafeG

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment/ambiance. Loved the food and the service, and the live band was very romantic. Only wish the menu offered a tiny but more variety or options. I didn’t try anything that I didn’t like, but protein options was only 1.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salida de viernes muy linda y divertida
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Anniversary
  16. IV

    IreneV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very nice environment. Excellent gourmet food, very good service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Service was excellent, tasting menu was absolutely divine.
  18. ES

    ESTEFANIAs

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ambiente muy grato, servicio y atención espectacular. Cada plato lleno de detalles y de muy buen sabor definitivamente una grata velada.
  19. FV

    FedericoV

    Costa Rica

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Es un excelente restaurant, súper buena la comida, el ambiente y la atención.
  20. LB

    LynneB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the degustación menu. Everything was delicious, including the wines paired with each dish. As always, the service was wonderful. We especially enjoyed the corvino with basmati rice and coconut cream and the smoked salmon tartare served in a potato ring. Doma is one of our favorite restaurants in San Jose.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    Overpriced
  22. MH

    MariselaH

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent high end brunch! We had the pate, a lovely smoked salmon toast with whipped cream cheese and the eggs Benedict. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Best Bloody Mary I’ve had in a while, made with fresh tomato juice. The place is in an old Escalante house which has been tastefully renovated. We had a lovely dinner here a couple of months ago and brunch did not disappoint!
  23. GC

    GuiselleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida es súper rica, el ambiente muy cálido y tranquilo. Realmente vale la pena, es una experiencia y se nota todo lo hacen con amor, fresco y de calidad.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Exquisito mis felicitaciones al chef
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La perfección en cada detalle, un lugar mágico.
  26. MC

    MagaliC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un restaurante lindo, lleno de arte y cada plato es delicioso!! Súper recomendado
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In my opinion one of the best restaurants in the country. The ambience of the place is unbeatable and the food is stellar. Highly recommend for anyone visiting and wanting an amazing gastronomical experience
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente comida en un ambiente elegante y diferente. Agradable entorno con decoración única y buena escogencia de musica y sonidos. Vinos muy buenos.
  30. AT

    AllergicToEverything

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience and beautiful place. Fun location in Barrio Escalante.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magical. Fun. Sweet staff. Just really did the trick both artistically and getting a mighty fine meal.
  32. L

    Ladybug03

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The place is beautiful Small menu though, it would be nice to see more food options.
  33. LR

    LeticiaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciosa la comida. La presentación de los platillos fue espectacular. Hermoso el ambiente y muy buena la atención. El coctail que pedí, buenísimo! Sobre los precios, no sé, pues fui invitada por mis sobrinos.
  34. CP

    CarmenP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    El lugar lindisimo, al principio un poco lento, pero después del primer plato, el tiempo fue perfecto.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! A must if you are in San José.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I went with my gf for a brunch past Sunday. Our anniversary is coming soon and we wanted to check Doma. I order poached eggs and my gf ordered an avocado toast, we both had mango juice because there are not many options to choose from and order a cup of coffee, nothing special I might add, actually the waiter said it was Britt Dark Toast. It guess it was fair for the price we payed but did not get to meet my expectations.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divino: la casa es antigua y súper linda. El personal: fantástico y súper amable, todos. La comida muy rica también - uyyy las papitas trufadas con parmesano (so f#*ng good)….además unos cócteles muy ricos - o sea este lugar tiene de todoooooo. Súper recomendado!
  38. ED

    ElenaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente. Thanks to the wonderful Oscar for the positive and hospitality!
  39. MH

    MariselaH

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A top dining experience in San José. Tasting menu was full of delicious flavors and sophisticated techniques. They were flexible in their options as I don’t eat red meat but my partner does. The cocktails were also superb. Service was warm and friendly and very knowledgeable. Lastly, the place is beautiful, an old Escalante house, renovated with great taste. We sat in the yard. It was a cold night and they even provided blankets. Nice touch!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    La atención fue excelente. Y la comida deliciosa como siempre

FAQs

Doma Escalante is rated 5 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Doma Escalante

#1146, esquina sureste de la rotonda El Farolito, San José, San Jose Province 10101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Southeast side of the El Farolito roundabout in Barrio Escalante.<br /><br

  • Neighborhood

    San José

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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