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Jungle Love Cafe

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American, Pizza, Fusion
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Main Road 5 km South in Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0162
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Description: We are a small family run restaurant that is located below our home. Our...
We are a small family run restaurant that is located below our home. Our food is a fusion style of flavors that we love and hope you will too. We try to have a little something for everyone. Everything is homemade and we are almost all locally sorced ingredients. When you come to eat at Jungle Love you are eating in our home....We hope you feel welcomed and at ease. And we can't wait to meet you. :)P
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  • 417
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
great

It was great I saw a mother and baby sloth climbing down a tree. The food was great too I didn't like salad but now I do. It was perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Bennett G
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San Jose
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I called yesterday and the owner told me that the place it is closed permanently. Too bad because it was one of the best places here in puerto viejo

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1 Thank rua17
junglelove1, Owner at Jungle Love Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Yes we officially closed as of November 29 th . We have tried to close this tripadvisor listing but for some reason Tripadvisor has not done it. Thank you everyone for the kid words and all of the support over the years. There will be a new restaurant opening in our space in the middle of January. Poppy and... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

It was great I saw a mother and baby sloth climbing down a tree. The food was great too I didn't like salad but now I do. It was perfect.

Helpful?
Thank Bennett G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing. Not only the food and accommodation, it's a 2 minute walk through the jungle to the white sand beaches of the Caribbean. What more could you ask for.

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Thank MSOart
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I was absolutely stunned to find a gem of a restaurant so far away from any big city. I could not have dined better in most of the places I know in my hometown Berlin- especially not for this money. The dishes were creative, daring in the mix of spices and ingredients and super fresh. Simply wonderful. Thank you and... More 

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Thank Ninaintheclouds
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

So sad to learn that owner, Poppy, is closing up and leaving CRC. This was one of our favorite meals on the trip. We wish you the best of luck Poppy in the new chapter of your life!

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Thank aderek44
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Had a great meal here, and the owner was very friendly and helpful. We were sad to hear that they were closing the restaurant soon.

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Thank RebeccaCatLover
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Best food we have had in costa rica! Great atmosphere and staff! Save room for the homemade ice cream.

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Thank rachelgoodpeople
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Great place to have dinner, friendly staff and good food. And they were really kind providing food for our 7 month baby girl.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here during our stay in the area...the pits and guacamole was excellent, the main courses were both very nice with great flavour. Our drinks were tasty and the chocolate truffle cake to finish things off was a nice end to a great meal. The cake was excellent yet not super rich or sweet! We... More 

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Thank travelinggnat72
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we walked into this restaurant we felt welcomed and part of the family. Yamu and Poppy are two of the warmest and friendliest people you will ever meet. And the food is fantastic!! Absolutely exquisite flavors. We were going to try a different restaurant every night for our 10 nights and ended up coming back 3 times.... More 

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Thank Kathy G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road 5 km South in Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0162

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic

Description

We are a small family run restaurant that is located below our home. Our food is a fusion style of flavors that we love and hope you will too. We try to have a little something for everyone. Everything is homemade and we are almost all locally sorced ingredients. When you come to eat at Jungle Love you are eating in our home....We hope you feel welcomed and at ease. And we can't wait to meet you. :)P
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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