Al Mercat

Gastronomy in San José

This exquisite Barrio Escalante restaurant serves whatever is fresh from the market. Family-style dishes of corn and sweet potato chalupas or grilled vegetables with smoked chese are fresh and flavorful, and although vegetarians are well served, meat eaters will appreciate the fine cuts of meat. The service here is impeccable and the atmosphere is enlivened by vertical gardens.

More recently, the chef has added smaller and less expensive plates to the menu, such as tacos and ceviche.


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