Casa los Sueños
An amazingly artsy café/bar hidden in one of San Jose's oldest neighborhood.
Cool local paintings on the wall? Check.
Delicious veggie-friendly food and sangria? Check.
Interesting crowd to people watch? Check.
A cozy, contemporary Italian restaurant with live jazz music and a killer risotto.
Kitschy colosseum lanterns? Check.
Exposed brick walls? Check.
Takeout with a moped? Check.
Sure it's touristy, but the classic café chorreado served in traditional tin mugs make it worth bearing the keyboardist playing the same folklore song for 30 minutes.
Attention to detail to include every possible thing traditional to Costa Rica? Check.
Casado served on banana leaf plates? Check.
Hand-painted murals on the exterior walls? Check.