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Jungle Love Cafe

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Californian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Friendly, tasty and fun

I stayed in PV for a few weeks and ate here as often as I could (they are full up many nights!) The tuna with wasabi still haunts me – I'll have to go back next year and have it again. The frozen drinks are amazing too. And of course, the owners – they are welcoming and real, and great to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
AngieDonuts
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Cocles, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Cocles, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I stayed in PV for a few weeks and ate here as often as I could (they are full up many nights!) The tuna with wasabi still haunts me – I'll have to go back next year and have it again. The frozen drinks are amazing too. And of course, the owners – they are welcoming and real, and great to be... More 

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Dublin, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was by far one of the best pizzas I have ever had! Try the sausage and spinach pizza; you will not be sorry! And the large pizza is huge! We had way too many left overs!

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St. Louis, Missouri
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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our first dinner at Jungle Love was just unbelievable. One of the owners that served us was just so friendly. He is from the San Francisco area and has lived in Costa Rica for the last 12 years. My wife and I split the green salad which was amazing. Very fresh. They only serve food that is grown locally and... More 

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a wonderful experience with Yamu the owner tonight! Very friendly service and excellent food! They accommodated our menu changes and the results were fantastic. It is one of the few restaurants we have found that serves brown rice and quality vegetables. Thank you for making room for us tonight!

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The meal I had at Jungle Love was absolutely Devine. The restaurant is a bit out of town but it is worth the cab ride there. The tuna was simply decadent. The mango, shrimp, and avocado salad was very refreshing. All of the drinks were amazing too. The restaurant is small, which is why it is so charming and very... More 

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New Prague, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This restaurant is unbelievable. We ended up going 2x during our visit and I wish we could have gone more. The 2 meals I had there were 2 of my all time favorite. I absolutely loved the Penne Pasta. The Jungle Love Milkshake was delicious and very refreshing on a hot night (had it made 2 different ways, and loved... More 

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Memmingen, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had a wonderful meal (all ingredients from the area, high quality ingredients, house made pita still warm) and very nice staff, especially the owners, though you should reserve in advance, very well worth the trouble!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Incredible food and the cook is delightful. It bugs me though that almost every restaurant down here serves chilled red wine. I understand it can go bad in the heat but just keep it in a cellar.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here in mid April. Had the guac and dorado. Guac and pita too much for one person but good. I prefer my guac a little less salty but I am likely in the minority on that score. Dorado was tasty too, and service shone. Husband and wife team from California are warm, friendly and hospitable.... More 

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Summerside, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We ate at Jungle Love 4 times during our 4 week stay and each time we left planning our next visit. The Tuna is amazing the mango chicken is equally delicious. I highly recommend that you try Jungle Love.

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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: Californian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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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