East-Side News (San Pedro, Curridabat, Tres Rios, etc.)

East-Side News (San Pedro, Curridabat, Tres Rios, etc.)


Ciudad del Este Entertainment/Restaurant Complex

This new complex is geared mostly toward entertainment, with NOVA cinemas and a wide variety of restaurants, including COSI, Matsuri, Hooligans, NaPraia, Spoon, Los Antojitos, Heladería Yogurtini, Dos Pinos La Estación, El Portón Rojo, and Craffe. There are also a few stores, including TOYS, with more coming.

Momentum Pinares; Curridabat

This complex (which is a spin-off of the successful Momentum Lindora in Santa Ana) is now open across from the Curridabat Walmart. It contains a shopping center, restaurants, theater, office center, medical tower, and Hyatt Place hotel…along with parking for 540 vehicles. Two of the anchors are a Denny’s Restaurant and a McDonalds.

Hooters, Chili’s and Applebee’s:

In the continuing trend of the East side of San José catching up to Escazú, the east side now has two Hooters (San Pedro and, recently opened, Pinares Curridabat), Applebee’s in San Pedro and a Chili’s in Multiplaza del Este.


A battle is brewing in Curridabat between the two supermarket giants, Walmart and Automercado. Automercado has a large store just up the road (along the “old road” to Tres Rios) from the Curridabat Walmart. There is also a Subway, Librería Internacional and cafe at that location.

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