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Isolina, San Jose, San Jose

Isolina

4.5
4.5
93 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


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 93 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Costa Rica

    Fit for Foodies

  • Costa Rica

    Notable Wine List

  • Costa Rica

    Romantic

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    Special Occasion

  • Costa Rica

    Most Booked

  • San José

    Best Overall

  • San José

    Best Food

  • San José

    Best Service

  • San José

    Best Ambiance

  • San José

    Best Value

  • San José

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  • San José

    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Jealex

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once in awhile you step into a restaurant for the first and you can just feel an amazing experience coming. Me and my friends took a lunch break from exploring San Jose’s museums and headed to Isolina. The atmosphere was very welcoming. You pass the bar after you enter. The bartender, Madeley, is an exceptional mixologist. Definitely made the best Negroni of my trip. We were seated and waited on by Gabriel, who took great care of us. The food was amazing. We sampled their small plates - port belly, fried wings, charcuterie plate, all were delicious and well prepared. One friend had the sea bass. The skin was crispy delicious. I know because he doesn’t like fish skin but since I do I was more than happy to take it off his hands. The manager, Mizael, stopped by to check on us to make sure we were well taken care of. If you are in San Jose and enjoy Latin cuisine please give Isolina a try. Mizael tells me the restaurant, which has been family owned for some time lives by “if you are good we are good!” We definitely saw that in action!
  2. B

    Bobby

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, the service was amazing, the food was extraordinary and the cocktails prepared by Daniela were something out of this world...
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Nos pidieron cambiar de mesa por q estaba reservada para otra pareja. Muy mal situación. Cuando acudan prepárense a que quizas le pase lo mismo. Por esta situación no lo recomiendo
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience while on vacation
  5. CC

    CynthiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo perfecto! Uno de mis lugares favoritos en San José
  6. OG

    OmarG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excelente servicio y comida, exceso de ruido y mesas con poca separación. Difícil no escuchar conversaciones vecinas. La atención muy buena.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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!!
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant in Costa Rica
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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
  26. MK

    MichaelK

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente comida!!
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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!
  30. 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Buena comida, buenos cocteles
  32. 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Muy buena experiencia
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

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

    IvanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality food, nice & professional service, relaxed atmosphere
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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 !
  39. 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”
  40. 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.

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 4.5 stars by 93 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 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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