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Jungle Love Cafe

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Californian, 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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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 373
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Tasty food, good service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Cdn_flipflops
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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Toronto, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Albany, Oregon, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband & I just had dinner at Jungle Love, and really enjoyed our evening. Nice atmosphere with covered outdoor seating, candles at the table, pretty landscaping. Prices were reasonable - about the same as what you spend at other restaurants that aren't nearly as good. My husband had a Mahi Mahi steak that was awesome. I loved my shrimp... More 

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have been to many restaurants in Puerto Viejo and this was by far the best. The food was fabulous, and the service was even better! We are travelling with our 20 month old daughter, who can be a bit much at times, and the owners went well out of their way to ensure she was entertained and happy. The... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food at this atmosphere was amazing--my daughters' discovered that they loved guacamole here! The fish was incredible--I had the tuna and my husband had the sea bass. The owners are beyond wonderful--they are expats who make you feel like family. They give you the scoop on the beaches and places to go. They joke around with your kids and... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Best cuisine I had while visiting the area. The menu had plenty of options which were made fresh to order. The owner had a beautiful charm which made the experience great as well.

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Surroundings and dinner excellent...must have reservation...howling monkeys just outside of restaurant...made it extra special on last night!

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Malpais
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Wasn't even out of the car when we were rudely told to move it cause we were blocking an apparent entrance. Just feel like there are much better and polite ways to greet new customers. It was no big deal to move the car, but the way we were treated over this minimal incident said it all. We left inmediately!

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place was overwhelming wonderful. This was by far my favorite meal on our week trip to Puerto Viejo. The food was amazing and the drinks were great(and strong!). The owners are wonderful people and pay incredible attention to every table. My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to have a solid conversation with one of the owners and he... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have been to Jungle love 5 times, i'm reminded how consistently they give a great experience. The owners are wonderful, the food amazing and the deserts.....well. I can't rate this place highly enough, the prices? good enough to attract the locals.

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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 & Pasta, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?