Mantras is a great veggie cafe settled in an old house in Barrio Escalante, San Pedro. A vibrant atmosphere welcomed us for a Saturday lunch a couple of weeks ago. A 15 min wait didn’t bother us, since this unusual wait signalled a good thing!
By the time our table was ready, I had read their daily specials on a board and was ready to order.
Their menu is well balanced: soups, salads, pastas, wraps and desserts are all fresh and yummy. My 3 friends and I shared the Mantras Salad, the Mexican Salad, and the Pad Thai, all really tasty. For dessert we shared the most delicious “ raw brownie” with cranberries and walnuts and their homemade ice creams. They also offer gluten free items.
Mantras offers a detox juice program to take home, but instead we bought products by costarican company “Aromas para el Alma” that has a wonderful display inside Mantras.
Definitely a great cafe to visit.
Cost: $$ ($20 pp)
200 mts north from Centro Cultural Norteamericano
Phone: (506) 22536715
Hours: Mon-Fri :8:30am-5pm. Sat: 8:30am-3pm