Your urban oasis of taste in the historic center.

El Patio del Balmoral Restaurant

The Hotel Balmoral proudly features delightful onsite dining options, including a bar, restaurant, café, pizzeria and even a wine shop. You are guaranteed to find the perfect dining or relaxation option here for any taste and occasion, all at the absolute best value to be found in Costa Rica. Overlooking bustling Avenida Central, San José’s most famous pedestrian avenue, our award-winning El Patio del Balmoral restaurant serves a variety of authentic Costa Rican specialties and international dishes in a casual and relaxing setting. A menu ranging from meat and seafood dishes to pasta and risottos, soups and salads, sandwiches and burgers is complemented by extensive beer, wine, and cocktails.

Restaurant hours
Monday to Sunday from 6:30 a.m. at 9:00 p.m.

El Bar del Patio

After a day of meetings or sightseeing, El Bar del Patio is the perfect spot for unwinding over drinks and light appetizers while enjoying your favorite sports on the large, flat screen televisions.

Free Live Music


Café El Patio

Start your day in this cozy, welcoming cafe, where you can enjoy an exclusive mix of gourmet coffees along with fresh cakes, pastries and breads.

Monday to Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pizzería El Patio

Follow the aroma of fresh baked pizza, made from scratch daily, to our very own little slice of Italy on Avenida Central.

Monday to Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Bodeguita El Patio

Looking to find the perfect wine for your meal or simply to enjoy a bottle of wine in your room? Browse our very own, very well stocked wine shop, where you will find a bottle to suit every budget.

Monday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.