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Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar

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Cajun & Creole, Eclectic, Californian, Wine Bar
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Pacific Center #23, Jaco, Costa Rica
+506 2643 1708
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a 60 seat Funky, Comfortable Bistro style Restaurant with a...
We are a 60 seat Funky, Comfortable Bistro style Restaurant with a Blackboard menu that changes daily with the local availability of the freshest products, Fruits, Vegetable, Seafood and Meats. We pride ourselves in the Slow Food movement and maintain by using local fresh, healthy and sustainable products from the region. We have no rules or boundaries when it comes to our food and our ambiance is just as eclectic. We are off the main track and a little difficult to find on purpose. Our concept is to appeal to Anyone with a fine palete for food and drink in a comfortable, climate controlled, safe and intimate setting.
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best in Jaco

I have been heading to Jaco for the better part of 15 years, mostly for the sport fishing. My wife and I discovered Graffiti last year; we both had the signature dish, the coffee rubbed beef tenderloin. It was hands down the best beef I have ever eaten in Costa Rica. I live in the Midwest and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Greg M
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Kildeer, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Kildeer, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I have been heading to Jaco for the better part of 15 years, mostly for the sport fishing. My wife and I discovered Graffiti last year; we both had the signature dish, the coffee rubbed beef tenderloin. It was hands down the best beef I have ever eaten in Costa Rica. I live in the Midwest and I know beef.... More 

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Alto, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We came with a group of 9 people and they accommodated us well. Most everyone really enjoyed their meals. Presentation was great. Price was somewhat high for what we had but not out of line. It was one of our favorites.

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Nashotah, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the atmosphere, staff, and food here. Good thing our driver knew where to go as this is tucked into the end of a strip mall, not seen from the main street. It had excellent food. There's a coffee and cocoa encrusted tenderloin there that came highly recommended (even tho we were eating fish mainly) but was great. Other... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Awesome restaurant! From drinks to desserts everything was appealing to the senses! Great chalkboard specials. Closed on Sunday and only open for dinner. Make sure to make reservations because the place is small to ensure you are well taken care of.

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I love everything- Tuna Tartar, signature steak, pasta dishes and Elvis Presley dessert! The atmosphere is energetic. Reservations recommended.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

First off, full disclosure, I became friends with the owners while in Jacó as I was there to partner up for an event at their other restaurant, Side Street Bistro. Service is great, the food is top quality, fresh, creative "lounge food". But the space isn't a lounge - it's a sort of weirdly laid out series of rooms in... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Graffiti a couple of times with the family during our recent stay in Jaco. We really enjoyed the food and the daily specials are outstanding. Fresh food and good service. We also really, really enjoyed the desserts!! A bit on the pricey side, but well worth it.

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Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loved the restaurant so much we went three nights in a row as a night out from our resort. Service, drinks, food were all five star during our stay. You may want to plan ahead by making a reservation to ensure you have a spot although they pulled something together for us last minute our first visit.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We made reservations four days in advance for the evening of the 16th of Feb for 7 p.m. We arrived to find the restaurant half empty and the only table available for us was beside the front door. New arrivals would be 6 inches from us and have to step around us to enter the room. We requested another table,... More 

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graffitidan, Owner at Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar, responded to this review

T G, Writing an online review when fueled by negativity is like texting while intoxicated-Just not a good idea! In this instance, details are embellished to prove a particular point of view. We apologize that the table we had saved for you was not to your liking. I can assure you and your wife were not given “excuses” but instead... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If your in Jaco and want an excellent meal, check this place out. The fresh fish dishes are excellent. The Tuna and other local caught fish straight from the Pacific. Place is not big by any means. But for Jaco Costa Rica it is the perfect size. Nice but not large wine selection but you will find something to suite... More 

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graffitidan, Owner at Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar, responded to this review

john b, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. We are thrilled to hear you had such a positive experience. Please return on your next trip to Jaco and be sure to check out our Sister Restaurant, Side Street Bistro for Lunch! Graffiti Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pacific Center #23, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 1708

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Eclectic, Californian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

We are a 60 seat Funky, Comfortable Bistro style Restaurant with a Blackboard menu that changes daily with the local availability of the freshest products, Fruits, Vegetable, Seafood and Meats. We pride ourselves in the Slow Food movement and maintain by using local fresh, healthy and sustainable products from the region. We have no rules or boundaries when it comes to our food and our ambiance is just as eclectic. We are off the main track and a little difficult to find on purpose. Our concept is to appeal to Anyone with a fine palete for food and drink in a comfortable, climate controlled, safe and intimate setting.

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