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Cafe del Mar

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Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican
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Avenida Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica
+506 2643 1250
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Munich
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing coffee, one of the best places for a coffee, very good "gallo pinto". great pasta dishes. Very friendly staff, good location.

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Thank Katrin51
Burlington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Cafe Del Mar on our first night in Jaco at the recommendation of an expat. We chose the chicken cassado which is a plate with salad, rice, beans, plantains and grilled chicken. It was reasonable, filling and delicious. Other meats were also available in the cassado.

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Thank charlesa474
Ontario
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We went there because of the reviews of the seafood plate. Lots of food alright but it was bland. The wait staff sat us down took our initial order, brought the meal and never came back. Dang but I wanted another beer. We paid left ho hum!

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Thank srevoy
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure why someone thinks this is a tourist trap. This breakfast is the best I've had a Jaco. The rice and beans are great, eggs, plantains,- can't beat it and for about $5.00 includes coffee...and the best coffee at that. We have tried other places for breakfast but now only come here.

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Thank jbftravel
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Everything is over priced and taste of food is average at best. Go south a little to Sunrise for better food and prices.

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Thank gamerslily
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to start your day! Amazing café con leche and casados ( Costa Rican breakfast ). If your Spanish isn't so great, or non existent, they speak English as well. Definitely recommend making this one of your meals while in Jaco.

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Thank levinwest
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

starting your day off with Costa Rican coffee and a light traditional breakfast of scrambled eggs, plantain and beans 'n' rice...it simple and it's perfect!

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Thank jaymzbee
Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Cafe del Mar for a drink. I ordered a pinapple "frias nel latte". It was completely warm and tasted awful! My friend had an Ice Coffee - it was much too sweet and he couldn't drink it. I complained at the waitress, but she didn't care. We both had our worst drinks duiring our 3 weeks stay... More 

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Thank sturmi68
Knoxville
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I come here everyday the coffees is by far the best in Jaco and the scenery is also.friendly staff English speaking and they get you your food or coffee quick and the price is normal

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Thank Jackpc1234
Bel Air, Maryland
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

this place was on the southern end of Jaco. serves a good variety of local dishes with flavors more for the tourist palate.

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Thank Moose21014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 1250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?