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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:04 pm 
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We were asked, and we listened. Many of you PM's us with request to have some reviews in the restaurant section. We have no vested interest in any of these places, nor do we receive anything in return from them. I asked a friend who lives full time in the San Jose area, to come on board and write reviews. He eats out often and I value his opinion.

They will range from local spots for quick and easy meals to top of the line restaruants. As he writes them he will post them.

He obliged and will post them In this section. They are his honest assement of his expirience at these places on a particular night. Please feel free to comment PRO OR CON, or request a particular restauarant to be reviewed.

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 Post subject: Valle Azul
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:20 pm 
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On my last trip I asked my chica if she knew any good miradors, and she took me to Valle Azul in Escazu. About a 30 minute cab ride from the Gultch up into the mountains. I loved this place and would like to hear the reviewer's opinion. From the outside, it just looks like one of those corrogated aluminum prefab buildings that are all over the place. Inside is large and open and pretty simple. But the view is spectacular. It wasn't too crowded but the few open tables right up against the windows had reserved signs on them. We got seated one row back, but then they decided after a minute to move us to the window anyway. Dress is casual, except for the waiter who was dressed very formally and throwing French phrases at us (as if I'm not confused enough by Spanish). I can't remember the name of the beef dish I had but it was like a roast/brisket - very tender and deliciously seasoned. Entrees were only about $10 so it was a bargain. You could easily sit there all night and not get bored with the view. The cab ride ended up being more than the meal. I recommend getting a cab to take you and wait for you. Get a cab on the street and negotiate $10/hour.

Anyway, I've never seen anything about Valle Azul on this board and of the limited number of restaurantes in SJ I've experienced, this one is my favorite, so I thought I'de mention it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:24 pm 
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I took a date there on my first trip in September and had an excellent meal. Met the chef and enjoyed exchanging restaurant experiences and recipes. His Pasta Putanesca was excellent.
This place has a far better view than Tara.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:39 pm 
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Pasta Putanesca on a mongering trip! How apropos :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:07 pm 
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Dear Admin1:

By the way.. many of us mongerers also "eat out" often... at the Y.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 6:46 pm 
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Need Admin review for the best place to dine at the "Y" in town.


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 Post subject: Machu Pichu
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 5:28 am 
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Machu Pichu on Pase Colon is clearly my favorite place to eat. The seafood plate is second to none.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:50 pm 
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bombero wrote:
Pasta Putanesca on a mongering trip! How apropos :D


I second that !


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 Post subject: Good Food In CR
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:33 am 
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When I go to CR, I like to eat at McDonalds and the buffet at the Key Largo. Of course the breakfast buffet at the Presidente is great. My key concern is not great food just clean food so I dont get the runs. Living in Los Angeles I can get great food everyday, but not ladies who like leche. So my advice is when in Rome; meaning get the ladies in CR and dont worry about eating.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:49 am 
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Well we can all get great food at home but not great food CHEAP. It's a shame you haven't taken advantage of some of the great dining in SJO like the Argentinian steak houses or seafood places. Going to dinner is a ritual and a nightly adventure with the guys I hang with, and who better than VB to recommend the best places.
But if McDonalds and chicas do it for you... :)

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Hey the Mcdonalds on Ave Central has a really hot girl working there, next time if shes still working Im gonna make a move and take her to Burger King or something


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:07 am 
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Machu Pichu is definitely a great place to eat. Second that on the seafood plate -- excellent. And the desserts weren't too shabby either if I recall correctly.

BTW, is that Oasis right across the street? I noticed some pretty nice looking ladies hanging in front of a doorway, but thought it was business, not pleasure, over there. Then I get back here and see the monger map, and it sure looks like where Oasis would be.


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Jmacaula wrote:
Hey the Mcdonalds on Ave Central has a really hot girl working there, next time if shes still working Im gonna make a move and take her to Burger King or something


Man you really know how to impress a girl, Regular Carey Grant, are ya ?
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JMAC....Wendy's is open now....just wanted to give you another option for your McDonald's chica. :D


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Where has the CRT Galloping Gourmet gone? Dreaded word on the street was, Circus offered him a position to head up all Food & Beverage operations for the award winning concept.


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