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Chicken Joe's

Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Peruvian, South American
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Main Road, accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great restaurant! I had the fish tacos and they were totally lush and fresh! My companion had 1/4 chicken with 2 sides and it was exquisite! It's a fun vibe and has great food!

Thank alypre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Open air restaurant serves rotisserie chicken and fish. Great sides accompany the meal. Charming staff. Good price

Thank Kristi C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow! Best value and best meal in Santa Teresa. The Chicken fell off the bone with a great dipping sauce. Cabbage slaw was excellent. Great value.

Thank Dusty B
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of our favourites in Santa Teresa. First of they probably have the best service staff out of all the places we visited. Fast, friendly and attentive. The meals are great, the chicken truly is moist and delicious. They also serve great bears on tap, a nice change if you don't want Imperial or Pilsen :) . The passion-fruit cheesecake... More 

Thank Mike L
Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered the 1/4 chicken and fish tacos with green salad and yucca fries. All were excellent. Really enjoyed the side sauces offered for dipping. Although we seldom have dessert, we split a slice of passion fruit cheesecake. Yum! The staff were wonderful and food all from fresh ingredients. What mor could you want?

Thank Stuffetti
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are basically tortilla, coleslaw, the thinnest piece of fish that could still hold batter and sauces. I didn't even get to taste the fish, it's so little of it that it gets overpowered by everything else. The yucca fries were the only good thing about it. It also not $, more like $$-$$$.

Thank Dragos I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best shrimp taco in town!! If u are not into shrimps, try lomo saltado (Peruvian stir fry beef) with home made spicy sauce :).

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hungry? Surfed, hiked, beached all day? Head to Joes. 1/4 chicken is generous. Tacos are tasty, ice cold beer in a frosted glass! Best service. Good prices. Must go

Thank bmcfeeters
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good price and quality. Friendly service. Chicken okay but not very special. At certain songs the smaller dog starts to howl so it makes you laugh. Cosy restaurant

Thank ddijk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Chicken Joe's! Food is great, always delicious and consistent with flavor and quality! Nice family who runs it, they take pride in making it the best! Reasonably priced, with a simple menu.

Thank lisa s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Peruvian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa

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