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

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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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Hope Valley, Rhode Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great food personable staff ate 3 times while staying here. Had shrimp scampi chicken over pasta and seafood special all great.

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Alstead, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a lovely discovery!!! Three girlfriends and I had a delicious dinner at Jungle Love. The food was flavorful and delicious, generously portioned and not heavy in the least. The atmosphere was relaxed. It was like being over at a best friends for dinner,not out in a restaurant. The owners, Yuma and Poppy, go above and beyond to make your... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great restaurant serving excellent food in a great little setting. What tops it off is the fantastic service provided by the owners of this family run restaurant. Get there for when it opens (5:30pm) or book ahead to avoid disappointment!

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