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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“Very good quality food. Great dishes and drinks. Try Jalapeño pineapple margarita. Live music, good atmosphere.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Although it's pricey (like, North American prices) the food is really good and the drinks as well. Great ambience, good music and they have an indoor area if you prefer the AC. It's usually busy so for Friday and Saturday nights I would recommend making a reservation. The great thing is that if it's busy or you have to wait too long for a table there are 2 other good options right there: PuddleFish Brewery and Juanita's.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Great sushi. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are all Special deals on sushi. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“They Have the best , the best Hamburgers and as well the best delicious fresh Yellow fin tuna.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“great healthy food, salad bar, smoothies, breakfast and nice to chill out....easy to find at the city center”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you´re up for a little gamble and nightlife, this is a fun "Las Vegas" style place good for food, drinks and play!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The only brewery in town! Located in the open air development known as Jaco Walk, it's a great place to sit outside and enjoy a beer. Good selection of their own beers and several others from Costa Rica. Live music on the weekends. Great brunch menu.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“The Calamari here was excellent! Rustic, stylish place with really good food, and it's close to the beach ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“I am Italian from NY, so I am super picky about my food....let alone ITALIAN food! The owners are from Italy and everything here is authentic! Great meals, appetizers and pizza! Inside has AC, outdoor deck looks out onto main street. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“he surfers place! located in the center of town. with a great and varied menu! it is cataloged for having the best pizzas in a wood oven, the best poki tuna and the most exotic "casados" traditional food of costa rica. offers its famous local night on Thursdays with live music and girls night always keeping its good vibes. also gives us an excellent legacy by its owner "caliches local surfer" making your customers feel at home.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you´re looking for fresh seafood, this beachfront restaurant has the best lobster in town.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“It's all about the $2 margaritas! The food is ok, but the frozen margaritas are the best in town. Stay away from Señor Harrys and go to Mono Verde for a frozen margarita. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“My favorite beach front open air restaurant/bar. Very good food, lunch dinner, American music.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Simple local Costa Rican style Restaurant, with choice of local food. Good food and afordable. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Real Italian-style thin crust pizza, better than any other place we have tried in Jaco so far. You can choose your toppings or get one of their 6 classics. There is plenty of seating, but no table service - order at the pizza prep counter at the back, drinks/payment is at the cashier. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sushi time brought to you by a real Japanese chef. Cheap prices for the best REAL sushi in town. They also have great service, super friendly and fast”
  • 7 locals recommend