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“Chicken parmigiana”
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Amapola
Ranked #105 of 176 Restaurants in Jaco
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

Excellent food and service. I recommend the chicken parmigiana which was exquisite. I'll definitely go back next time I'm in Jac0.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

I stayed in the Amapola hotel for business in Jaco. The hotel was ok as the beds were uncomfortable so I ended up pulling the mattress off of one and putting it on top of the other bed and sleeping that way. When I arrived I received a welcome cocktail which I poured out as I do not take alcohol ever. This was not their fault but perhaps they should have offered a variety of refreshments rather than assume everyone consumes alcohol. The next morning I went for the breakfast that was included with the hotel stay. People were nice and an Italian gentleman approached the table and asked about my room number. The waiter bought over the breakfast plate which consisted of about 6 beans and 12 grains of rice (I am being sarcastic here but the portion was so small it was ridiculous). There was one egg on the plate as well as one half piece of toast and two thinly sliced pieces of ripe plantain. A small cup contained about two tablespoons full of sour cream. After about 3 minutes my breakfast was gone and I could not tell that I had eaten. The Italian gentleman looked over at me and I think he felt bad for a second and said let me get you some more breakfast – “it is only beans and rice” he said. He came to my table with a full plate of food – a nice complete plate. I was shocked as this kind of treatment almost never exists here in Costa Rica. The food was good and the gentleman shook my hand on the way out and reminded me that they had dinner service. I did not go back for dinner as I left that afternoon. I would not recommend paying for the food there and since it was allegedly included in the hotel stay I am sure they only served the minimum just to say “well we gave you breakfast”. I think it is dishonest and they should serve real portions in order to make you want to come back for dinner. The restaurant itself was nice and the people were friendly but one is almost scared to go again because you will enter hungry and leave hungrier.

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Reviewed 12 April 2013

The Amapola, at the extreme southern end of Jaco, serves real Italian cuisine al fresco. We enjoyed chicken and a steak, served in a nice sauce with fresh vegetables. White tablecloths, a touch of elegance and tiramisu for dessert (of course every tiramisu in the world is different, so who knows how it's supposed to be?). We enjoyed our evening at Amapola.

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Thank bishikawa
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

This place deserves to be discovered. They are adjacent to a Casino on the South end of the town. Amapola is a white linen table cloth restaurant with old world service. Their pastas and Risottos are world class, great pizza and very Italian.

The only thing this place lacks is good marketing.

It is one of the top five restaurants in Jaco without a doubt!

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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile
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