dog-table_1(QCOSTARICA) – What’s better than taking your four-legged family member to a restaurant with you and enjoying a quick bite, a nice meal or just a cup of java.

What you probably didn’t know is that there are a number of restaurants in and around San José that allow you to hvave your animal by your side.

Never try to head into a restaurant with your dog unless you it is friendly to pets, ask before entering or sitting down in the patio. Hopefully you already know that.

If you happen to be new to this, don’t be surprised at the reaction of people and your dog.  You may want to read Cesar Millan’s 5 tips for dining out with your dog first.

Here is a compilation, thanks to our Facebook friends, of places with outdoor eating areas that Fido can accompany you.

1. Albero (Guayabos)
2. Té con Té (Sabana)
3. El Pizote
4. Fresas (Heredia)
5. Las lluvias del Poás (Poás)
6. Berlín Berlín (Plaza Tempo)
7. La Esquina Argentina (Escazú centro)
8. María Alexandra (Trejos Montealegre)
9. Chirraca Steak House (La Carpintera)
10. Restaurantes del Condominio Campo Real (San Rafael de Alajuela)

11. TGIF (Escazú)
12. Non Solo Café (Escazú)
13. El Patio Grill (Patio de Agua)
14. Mandala (Escazú)
15. Praha (Avenida Escazú)
16. Bulali (Avenida Escazú)
17. Da Domenico (Plaza La Ribera, Belén)
18. Banzai (Plaza Florencia, Escazú)
19. Taco Bar (Escazú, Santa Ana, Jacó)
20. Casa 76 (Ciudad Colón).

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21. Sisso Taste of Jerusalem (Plaza Florencia, Escazú)
22. Bell’Italia (CC Paco, Escazú)
23. Mirador Tiquicia (San Antono de Escazú)
24. The Tea Land (Escazú; hay varios locales)
25. Mr. Cheng (Momentum Lindora)
26. Il Panino (Escazú)
27. Giacomín (Escazú)
28. Il Rosso in Bocca Pizzería (Escazú)
29. Chez Christophe (Escazú)
30. Cakery (La Garita)

31. Soda Tapia (Lindora)
32. Mantras Veggie (B. Escalante)
33. Arbol de Seda (B. Escalante)
34. Feria Verde (Aranjuez)
35. Saul Bistro (S. Rafael, Escazú)
36. C Market (Lindora)
37. Product C (Avenida Escazú)
38. La Candelaria (S. Francisco de Heredia)
39. La Leda (Mata Limón) ?
40. Mar Azul (Puntarenas)

41. Pesca de trucha y tilapia Los Arroyo (Naranjo)
42. Coma Verde (Bo. Otoya, San José)
43. Cuenca (Río Cuenca, Guanacaste)
44. Valle Sol (Santa Ana)
45. Pizza y Pasta (Sabanilla)
46. El Bramadero (Liberia)
47. Sidewalk Café o TCBY (Liberia)
48. Café Europa (Guardia, Guanacaste)
49. Father Rooster (Playa Ocotal)
50. La Dolce Vita (Playas del Coco)

51. El Pelícano (Esterillos Este)
52. Colbert (Varablanca)

The list is nowhere near complete, use the comment section below to add your favourite spot or experience.


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