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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: Californian, Pizza & Pasta, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This restaurant is very worthy of all the positive reviews. We recently had dinner here based on all of the trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The food and atmosphere were fantastic. Yamu was such an awesome host who was extremely passionate about all of his food, so much so he had a hard time recommending any one particular... More

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Santa Ana, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The setting is perfect and the hospitality is so friendly you feel like you are at a friend's house. The food is excellent from presentation to taste. If you get a chance, talk with the chef and learn about his story. It's interesting how he ended up in Costa Rica. I highly recommend having a meal here.

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Alexandria, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We enjoyed very good wine, delicious food, which we all shared and sampled, and a wonderful positive upbeat atmosphere in the outdoors at night for dinner. We all enjoyed our food, from appetizers to dessert, without a single complaint. Reservations a must, as it is a small and intimate setting. Thank you, Yamu, for feeding us such a satisfying meal... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This elegant experience will take you back to how traditional family restaurants are suppose to be. The overall atmosphere, soothing music and intimate surroundings should be a standard at all local restaurants. Date night was especially brilliant because of the owners of this concept. Warm and inviting! Jungle Love is a twist in fusion mixed with colorful locally grown ingredients,... More

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you end up anywhere remotely near Jungle Love you must go. Walk there, bike there, ride a jaguar there, whatever it takes. Amazingly friendly and personable owners who create fresh and tasty food. We tried the tuna, pizza, pasta, mango chicken, the pizza again, the truffle cake, the coconut ice cream and can't forget the jungle shake (ask Yamu... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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