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Tacobar Jaco Beach

#14 of 106 Restaurants in Jaco
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Mexican, Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Jaco, Puntarenas | 20 Mts Este de la Heladeria Pops, Frente a la Ferreteria El Lagar, Jaco, Costa Rica
+506 2643 0222
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 466
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  • 246
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Swinging Success!

The restaurant is outside and not very big. It has a great atmosphere. There were a lot of locals eating there, which is always a good sign. The tacos were great and I love the taco bar idea for the taco fixings! We sat on swings while we ate and that added to the fun!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Tiffflynn
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Bonita Springs, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Bonita Springs, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The restaurant is outside and not very big. It has a great atmosphere. There were a lot of locals eating there, which is always a good sign. The tacos were great and I love the taco bar idea for the taco fixings! We sat on swings while we ate and that added to the fun!

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Denver
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Manuel Antonio after getting seriously lost in the mountains. We wanted something quick and enjoyed the fish tacos with salad bar toppings. The tacos were good, but not great. Several of the salad bar items could have used refilling. The best part were the swings where you can sit and eat and the... More 

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SocialD2, Director Comercial at Tacobar Jaco Beach, responded to this review

Hi tinaindenver, Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you again! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

not sure how this place gets such great reviews. Yes it was clean and the staff was decently friendly but that's about all the good I can say... and you don't really interact with staff other than your order so it's not saying much. You get some meat or fish on a processed tortilla and that's it. There wasn't much... More 

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SocialD2, Director Comercial at Tacobar Jaco Beach, responded to this review

Hi Razz1832, Thank your for your review. We are really sorry you didn´t had a great experience. We always try to have a fresh and full salad bar with tons of options. We will speak to our staff about this. Have a nice day! More 

Costa Mesa, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was my friend and I first time in Costa Rica we just got back to California this morning..... The lady who took our order was blonde with glasses rude. I still ordered my food but my friend didn't know the tortillas were flour and she's allergic and wanted her money back just as she purchased the order and asked... More 

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SocialD2, Marketing Agency at Tacobar Jaco Beach, responded to this review

Hi sinfulxtina, Thank you for your review, this situation can not happen again in our restaurants. We will speak to our restaurant manager en let him know about this. We understand what a delicate situation this is and let us assure you this won´t be disregarded. Please acept our sincere apologies. More 

Londonderry, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fish tacos were very good - the fried was much better than the grilled fish. My smoothie did not taste like it was made from fresh fruit.

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SocialD2, Marketing Agency at Tacobar Jaco Beach, responded to this review

Hi Veronica, Thank you for your review. We are glad you like our fish tacos! And we do use fresh fuit for our smoothies. We hope to see you again! More 

Oss, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

You order a taco, a burrito, or whatever and you can visit the salad bar as many as you like with veggies potato pasta rice and sauces. Brilliant formula!

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SocialD2, Marketing Agency at Tacobar Jaco Beach, responded to this review

Hi MartijnvEep, Thank you very much for your review! We are glad you like our place, hope to see you again soon! More 

Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a over priced tourist trap that has one thing in mind. money. They served me a warm beer. When I asked to swap it out for a cold beer the manager said no and offered a cup of ice. He took the attitude that it was my fault I wasn't happy with my beer. The food it over... More 

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SocialD2, Marketing Agency at Tacobar Jaco Beach, responded to this review

Hi Greg D, We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will speak to our restaurant manager and make sure this does not happen again. We try to keep a really friendly and casual place. Thank you for your review. More 

Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Fun little place with great food. We love the way it's served up. Big portions of food appointed beautifully on each plate. We like the fact that we can go to the "buffet" to put what we want on our tacos, and have whatever "sides" we choose. Well worth the cost of the plates. We definitely go here, without hesitation.... More 

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SocialD2, Marketing Agency at Tacobar Jaco Beach, responded to this review

Hi Tony and Celeste, Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you always come to visit us everytime you have a chance. Hope to see you guys soon! More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Entered the open courtyard seating area and wondered if we seat ourselves since no one even looked at us. Found our own table and we remained invisible to the staff. We had no idea if we ordered at the bar area or someone would wait on us. No one ever came to our table so we left. There were a... More 

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SocialD2, Marketing Agency at Tacobar Jaco Beach, responded to this review

Hi Oscarmike1, We are really sorry for your experience. We try to have a casual place, and sometimes our staff assume people know they have to be seated by themselves and to order at the bar. We will tell our staff to pay more attentions to new costumers, take their time to explain our system and make sure this does... More 

Denver
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Such a cool place!! You order what type of meat you want, they give it to you in tacos or a burrito, then you go to the little bar and put what you want on it/them. They also have pasta salad and potatoes and other stuff at the bar for a side dish so save room!!

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SocialD2, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tacobar Jaco Beach, responded to this review

Hello Stephanie, Thank your for your review. We are really glad you like us su much! We try to be a diferent, fresh and delicious option. Did you try our Margaritas? If you are still in town you have to try them! Hope to see you again soon! btw, did you got to surf? More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jaco, Puntarenas | 20 Mts Este de la Heladeria Pops, Frente a la Ferreteria El Lagar, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?