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Jungle Love

Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 98990, Costa Rica
1(506) 2750-0162
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are a small family run restaurant that is located below our home. Our food is a fusion style of mixed flavors that we love and hope you will too. We try to have a little something for everyone. Everything is homemade. When you come to eat at Jungle Love you are eating in our home....we hope your feel welcomed and at ease. And we can't wait to meet you. :)
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Small restaurant with hands on owners. The food and drinks are good. Cozy setting. We are always happy with what's fresh or recommended. Try the Jungle Love milkshake. Addictive.

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Key West, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We spent 5 days in Puerto Viejo and Jungle Love was the best place we ate! The food was great, the service was great and we love the location. We highly recommend eating here.

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Barcelona, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

we had there a very romantic dinner! Food was perfect, and the couple who owns it were so nice with us. The relation between quality-price was perfect. We took the tallarines and the chicken with mango. Tallarines with camarones were FANTASTIC! The chicken was tooooo spicy, but I imagine that it's typical here, but I have to say that I... More

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Berkeley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had a 10 day stay in Playa Chiquita which is on the outskirts of Puerto Viejo. Beautiful destination, jungle and beach, a perfect local if you don't want to be in the mix of the city. My wife and I stumbled upon a fabulous restaurant perfectly titled Jungle Love Cafe. Now you have to make reservations so don't just stumble... More

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junglelove1, Owner at Jungle Love, responded to this review

HI ! Thank you so much for the wonderful review . It was a pleasure to meet you and your family . I want to correct something you wrote just so other customer's get the right info. We do have a set menu it is not different every night as you stated. But yes we do only have fresh and... More

Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I've just returned from my third visit to Playa Chiquita (a few minutes down the road from Puerto Viejo). Without fail, Jungle Love is included in my meal itinerary on each adventure. This most recent trip was not just for me, though. I was leading a week-long retreat, and asked Poppy and Yamu if they would host my group for... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I'm traveling with two other people and we saw reviews on tripadvisor about this restaurant and decided to give it a try, because every thing looked good. Well the pictures don't do it justice. The food was wonderful the service was wonderful. Two of us had the tuna and it was absolute perfection. And our other friend had the shrimp... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended by a couple from the U.S who are living in the area - and whom we trust -so we were looking forward to it. We left feeling rather underwhelmed and a tad overcharged. We thought the menu uninspired and the food itself was bland and poorly presented. Mango chicken sounded fresh , zesty and appetising; it... More

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junglelove1, Owner at Jungle Love, responded to this review

HI , my name is Poppy and I'm one of the owners at Jungle Love. First off let me say I'm sorry you did not enjoy your Mango Chicken. It is one of our most popular dishes and most people love it . It seems to me it just didn't fit your taste buds. As far as the Pesto ............. More

Cupertino, CA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We also learned the hard way that reservations are needed. But we persisted and made reservations for the next evening. The owners, who hail from Oakland, CA, are friendly, fun, and, most importantly, preside over the freshest and tastiest meal we've had in a long time. We had tuna, sea bass (one in a basil/butter sauce and the other in... More

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California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

How lucky we were to dine at Jungle Love! We learned the hard way & showed up one night without a reservation...no bueno. So make sure you call ahead, also because the spot is very small & intimate. Yamu, the owner is the coolest dude & shared card tricks with my son, during lulls in service. Then, he walked past,... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Went there for a family dinner, the restaurant is beautiful, the owners are so warm and hospitable. They grow many of their ingredients in there garden. The fish and everything pizza were delicious . For dessert, we had the lime pudding soufflé , it was out of this world. Make sure add this stop to your list of places to... More

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