Bar Chelles


Calle 9
Costa Rica, Costa Rica


2221 1369

NileGuide Expert tip:

Try the Cuban Sandwich.


A tour of Costa Rica's nightlife would not be complete without a stop at this local spot in the heart of the city of San Jose, one block from the Presidente Hotel. It's open all night long, so it's ideal for a very late night snack after hard partying, or to keep drinking and take in the scene, which is mostly neighborhood locals who come in for the bocas and to chat with the barteneders, many of whom have been serving the same patrons for decades. Chelles has been an institution in San Jose for decades; some sources say 90 years and counting. It is far from fancy,  but the food is good enough to keep coming back for, and the casual atmosphere makes most folks feel right at home. Breakfast, lunch, brunch, and bocas are served round the clock, as are beers, shakes, and sodas, so there's something for everyone at Chelles.


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