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El Hicaco, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Ranked #30 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My girlfriend wanted a place to dine by the beach that wasn't a bar and served something more high-end than street food. We wandered to El Hicaco and it turned out pretty well. They had a trio playing on the beach (flute, guitar, and hand drums) that was rather outstanding and certainly added to the experience. About all I can... More 

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was by far one our best dining experiences. We love to eat out, and when traveling it can be difficult to choose a restaurant with better that average food and service, plus atmosphere. El Hicaco has it all!!! From the moment we walked in after a long drive and checking into our hotel (will review that later), we felt... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I dont usually write reviews but this is necessary for everyones sake. DO NOT GO HERE!! 1) Overpriced 2) Lobster is NOT FRESH BUT FROZEN CHUNKS OF SOMETHING 3) FISH NOT LOCAL 4) ALL alcohol is watered 5) server insulted my wife on two occasions 6) LOUSY service Do NOT eat here ! 0/5

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Wading River, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was a fantastic ending to our fantastic trip to Costa Rica! The atmosphere was beautiful as we sat beachside and enjoyed a wonderful, authentic Costa Rican meal. The sounds of a saxophone player that rivaled Kenny G added to the beautiful atmosphere at this beautiful restaurant. I would highly recommend!

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Avalon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

I are there twice on my trip. The food quality was awesome, the ambiance was great and the service was excellent. I was shocked about the prior reviews. I think management fixed the issues. I will certainly go back again.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The food was very good, unfortunately the service was awful. And awful would be an understatement. Great ambiance, but I can't reiterate enough how bad the staff treated our party. As far as the food is concerned would definitely recommend the lobster, sea bass, shrimp combination.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Very well appointed and situated. Dine as the Pacific tides in, feet from you, with light accents and music pumped onto the beach. Best food from our time in Jaco. A seafood place of class. Service kurt. That's a shame. Tip in cash required.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant - the service is great, waiters are attentive and speak Enlish very well (which is something I would never expect or ask for, but truly appreciate and respect), the food is GREAT, and the location is THE BEST - half of the dining room consists of an open air deck on... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This place it great for a nice meal and elegant dining. The food is a bit pricey for what you get, but the atmosphere is worth it if you're craving a nice outdoor beachside spot. While a couple other restaurants may have better food, this food is quite good and no others offer dining beachside or with a high end... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Had late lunch here while visiting Jaco. Very modern and nice on the beach. Service was excellent, menu was good and food was tasty. Menu was more for dinner but we had no trouble finding a variety of dishes. Waiters all spoke good English. Would definitely eat here again! The view is outstanding of the ocean and surfers.

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Address: El Hicaco, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
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Ranked #30 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
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El Hicaco Costa Rica/Jaco

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