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Marisqueria la Ostra

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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Caribbean, Spanish, South American
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Quebrada de Ganado | calle Bohio 07, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very nice place. It was quite large and very busy. Pleasant staff and good service. The pricing was a little steep for this type of restaurant. My lunch was $35 and I had a piece of fish and 4 shrimp. I actually misread the menu or I would have never paid that price for the food I received. I don't... More 

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Thank Bill P
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Another great recommendation from Carolina! After a little bit of confusion from our driver, we landed at the correct location. Finally tried ceviche, and it was awesome! As are most of CR restaurants, la ostra is open air. Once we arrived at the restaurant, a huge rain down pour opened up--and there was a person from the restaurant with umbrellas... More 

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Thank Monica S
Hermosa Beach, California, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We are a family of 6. We like the food and the service. We ordered a Shrimp cocktail that was tasty but super expensive. We should have looked at the cost vs. value before ordering. The fish and the meal was good but the price was expensive. We had 3 glasses of wine and that was fair priced.

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Thank Eric F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a good fish restaurant in Jaco, than you have to visit La Ostra. It was the best restaurant we visited this trip. I can really recommend it and I'll definitely come back next time I'm in Jaco.

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Thank Kühn F
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The dishes are very good. A lot of garlic butter and some additional seasoning provides a very taste flavor to all the dishes we tried. Also very good service and clean.

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Thank Mitch529
San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

When visiting the beaches around this area, we always go to "La Ostra" at least once. I look forward to having octopus with a touch of garlic. Grilled tuna is another favorite! We will be going back on our next trip.!

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Thank Miguel S
Dublin, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner one night and had a wonderful experience. My friend and I each ordered a rice dinner and were pleasantly surprised. I had at least one piece of seafood in my seafood with rice dinner and his was the same with chicken. Would have gone back again if we were in Jaco longer!

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Thank KatieNoykos
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

I am a restaurant owner myself and I don't like to leave a review like this.it looked like a good place to eat and the servers were friendly. when I first ordered fried squid and it came I didn't know what it was and I didn't say anything, and then the meal came and we all were shocked what they... More 

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Mansfield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We ate at La Ostra three days in a row. The food was always fresh with great flavor. A bit on the pricey side. We are careful about where we eat fish ceviche: we felt comfortable doing so here and were not disappointed. Their whole red snapper was amazing. The waiters were friendly, attentive and helpful.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

The absolute best! Away from the madding crowd! Absolute peace and bliss in a quiet cove. Great food but atmosphere is still unscathed by the absolute madness that has become Jaco. We started visiting this restaurant 15 years ago and it is still far enough away from Jaco to have some memories of what it was like before in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Caribbean, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quebrada de Ganado | calle Bohio 07, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco

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