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Isolina, San Jose, San Jose

Isolina

4.4
4.4
87 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Latin
Ubicado en San José, Costa Rica.
Isolina es gastronomía actual en un lugar con historia. Nuestro concepto gastronómico cocina de autor. Una fusión de sabores, con influencias de diferentes regiones gastronómicas, utilizando producto fresco local.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Latin, Contemporary European, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    2100 8747

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luciano Lofeudo

  • Private party facilities

    Podemos hacer eventos privados desde 10 hasta 60 personas. Con cierre parcial o total de las intalaciones para el día del evento.We can do private events from 10 to 60 people. With partial or total closure of the facilities for the day of the event

  • Private party contact

    fernando@isolinarestaurante.com: 8522 0893

  • Neighborhood

    San José

  • Cross street

    Av. 9, Calle 33. Frente a Fresh Market, Barrio Escalante. Costa Rica.

  • Parking details

    Hay parqueo sobre la calle frente al restaurante. Hay servicio de valet parking a 50 metros del restaurante (Av. 7 , calle 33).<br /><br />There is parking on the street in front of the restaurant. There is a valet parking service 50 meters south from the restaurant (Av. 7, calle 33).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 87 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Costa Rica

    Best Service

  • Costa Rica

    Fit for Foodies

  • Costa Rica

    Good for Groups

  • Costa Rica

    Healthy

  • Costa Rica

    Notable Wine List

  • Costa Rica

    Romantic

  • Costa Rica

    Special Occasion

  • Costa Rica

    Most Booked

  • San José

    Best Overall

  • San José

    Best Food

  • San José

    Best Service

  • San José

    Best Value

  • San José

    Notable Wine List

  • San José

    Romantic

  • San José

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Bonito ambiente pero la comida no tenía buen sabor aparte que no lo vale por su precio
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience here after receiving a recommendation from a barrio local. The food, service, wine and cocktails were all terrific.
  3. RV

    RicardoV

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I had great expectation on the food, but it did not comply with. Some plates where very good but other just average or lower.
  4. JP

    JorgeP

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Serving is a bit slow but of great quality. I'll definitely go back
  5. AC

    AnaC

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida y la atención excelente. Buena variedad de vinos. El lugar muy agradable.
  6. LU

    LUISF

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Isolina is a Nice place, serves good food, great service.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the experience was perfect, specially the risotto was amazing!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Pésimo servicio, y la comida muy mala. No supieron describirnos los platos, por lo que tuvimos que devolver uno. Terrible experiencia. Nunca más volveremos.
  9. DM

    DiegoM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente restaurante en todos los aspectos , sobresaliente el servicio , felicidades.
  10. KK

    KatherineK

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good but pricey. Pork And veal preparation need to improve, Best part of the meal was cocktails
  11. l

    lililu1

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I recoomend taking advantage of the wine sommelier he gave us a wonderful reccomendation. The ambience is nice, especially the outdoor area. The food was delicious. The pork belly and lamb rib apps as well as the Gnocco Sardo lamb ragu were standouts. I would highly reccommend this place for a good meal to catch up with friends or as a date spot.
  12. S

    Sylvia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Before the pandemic, I have been several times to Isolina. The food was creative, esthetically enticing and had exquisite taste. It was for me a great disappointment to come back and experience a food that was not at all what was before. My party had five people and none had fully enjoyed what was chosen. The boeuf tongue was though; the ribs were also very though and came to the table already cold ; the pastas asked by my party were not also very appreciated ; the chocolate mousse was also uneventful. I imagine something happened during the pandemic that made the quality of the food change so drastically: maybe the Chef was released ? maybe assistants were changed? I don't know, but I was sorry to see this happened.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio y ambiente!! La comida deliciosa!!
  14. CR

    jboscobCR

    Costa Rica

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Simplemente mi nuevo lugar ... Por su calidad de platillos, vinos y atención Fenomenal
  15. RO

    RandallO

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Excelente servicio, muy buen vino, la comida no todos los platos estuvieron bien.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant in Costa Rica
  17. NB

    NidiaB

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food was very good. We ordered an burrata, chicken wings and a risotto however the table was very close to the other with any privacy between double tables in the room. Excellent service from the team!
  18. A

    Arcasa

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    El lugar es muy bonito, agradable, la atención buena. La comida me parece buena pero no increíble para los precios, me parece que están un poco elevados.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and impeccable food! Best meal during my trip to Costa Rica
  20. MK

    MichaelK

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente comida!!
  21. CO

    CarlosO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Una comida exquisita, el día que fui estaba un lleno el restaurante pero a pesar de esto me atendieron rápido, la comida llego rápido aunque unos cocteles que pedí tardaron algo en llegar era de esperar debido a la cantidad de gente en el restaurante.
  22. G

    Gigi

    Costa Rica

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great tasting food, to look forward to! new plates on most visits makes it fun to go to.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friend and I went to review projects together as we are both managers and wanted to change the vibe a bit from just staying home. I also took my pomeranian Hikari. The service was the best, food amazing, the place also looked great. There was a bit of noise from children, but overall it wasn’t a problem. Hikari got VIP treatment which made happy. I loveeee Isolina!
  24. E

    Enriquem

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, carefully crafted and all plates were incredible.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Buena comida, buenos cocteles
  26. EJ

    EstebanJ

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    El menú es pésimo, la opción de bocas es malísima, igual que las entradas.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Muy buena experiencia
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El detalle hace la diferencia. Eloy Vidal
  29. ID

    IvanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality food, nice & professional service, relaxed atmosphere
  30. DF

    DanielF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience and outstanding service, recommended if you want to try something different in San Jose. My wife and I are more than satisfied with service and food recommendation.
  31. MH

    MariselaH

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal in a lovely old Escalante house. Service was superb. One of our favorite spots in the neighborhood!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente menú además del Maridaje perfecto con Vinos de alto nivel . Ideal para disfrutar de un buen momento !
  33. A

    Alberto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Sobrevalorado, un menú muy “sofisticado” pero poco apetitoso, solo 9 platos principales tienen disponibles y todos vienen bajo el mismo estilo de “espuma de aguacate”
  34. JL

    JordiL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida deliciosa, un servicio excepcional. El menú es muy variado y creativo. El precio es muy razonable para la calidad de la comida que se ofrece.
  35. L

    Leov

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Volvimos al restaurante después de bastante tiempo, la comida estuvo bien, especialmente el pate de pollo. El ambiente estaba diferente a como recordábamos. Nos pareció que habían más mesas en el salon principal y que los niveles de ruido eran bastante fuertes lo cual nos hizo sentir un cambio en el ambiente más formal y tranquilo que recordábamos. La atención fue de gran calidad y los meseros conocen a fondo el menu y están atentos a realizar buenas recomendaciones.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Fui pro un bocadillo… y termine con una botella de vino encima! 😮‍💨 Comida justa… en bebidas, sobresalientes… Buen ambiente y atención!
  37. JA

    JAyjay

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy pocos lugares en el mundo logran combinar la exquisitez de la comida con el servicio impecable
  38. MC

    MarianelaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lo único que me hubiera hecho sentir más cómoda hubiera sido la música mas baja.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Isolina was the absolute perfect end to an amazing trip to Costa Rica. From just stepping inside the door to this beautiful restaurant you immediately felt welcome and warmly received. We were greeted by the sommelier Alejandro who took us to our table and started us with cocktails by asking us what flavors we liked. Dani was our server and she took such great care of us. I have food allergies and she conveyed that with the chef who gave me the options that I could have. I felt very safe in the knowledge of the chef, she is fantastic. These dishes were so beautifully crafted and you could feel the passion behind every bite. This was the best dinner, and the best end to our trip. Thank you, Isolina
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Great server, calm and modern atmosphere, good starters but the mains were not great. Not enough texture (gnocchi and shrimp dishes).

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Isolina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 2100 8747.

Isolina is rated 4.4 stars by 87 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


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Isolina

Calle 33, Número 751, Barrio Escalante, San Jose, San Jose 10101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Av. 9, Calle 33. Frente a Fresh Market, Barrio Escalante. Costa Rica.

  • Neighborhood

    San José

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Latin, Contemporary European, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hay parqueo sobre la calle frente al restaurante. Hay servicio de valet parking a 50 metros del restaurante (Av. 7 , calle 33).<br /><br />There is parking on the street in front of the restaurant. There is a valet parking service 50 meters south from the restaurant (Av. 7, calle 33).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luciano Lofeudo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    2100 8747

  • Private party facilities

    Podemos hacer eventos privados desde 10 hasta 60 personas. Con cierre parcial o total de las intalaciones para el día del evento.We can do private events from 10 to 60 people. With partial or total closure of the facilities for the day of the event

  • Private party contact

    fernando@isolinarestaurante.com: 8522 0893

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