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Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar

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Californian, Cajun & Creole, Wine Bar, Eclectic
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Pacific Center #23, Jaco, Costa Rica
+506 2643 1708
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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What a pleasant surprise. Lively atmosphere, great food, fairly priced. Especially recommend the Coffee and Cacao Marinated Beef Tenderloin topped with Caramelized Onions and an Aged Apple Balsamic Pinot Noir Reduction. Exceptional! Excellent service too. What's not to like?

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
cinti-lawyer
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cincinnati
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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cincinnati
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

What a pleasant surprise. Lively atmosphere, great food, fairly priced. Especially recommend the Coffee and Cacao Marinated Beef Tenderloin topped with Caramelized Onions and an Aged Apple Balsamic Pinot Noir Reduction. Exceptional! Excellent service too. What's not to like?

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Everything was cooked to perfection, the atmosphere was really incredible and the staff was fantastic. Make sure you have reservations if you want to go here. For travelers with a limited knowledge of Spanish, the staff here speaks English. For dessert we ordered an Elvis - what the waiter described as "french toast on steroids" - french toast with banana,... More 

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Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

GRAFFITI-Where do I start?.....We took a trip to one of the most exclusive hotels in the area (Marriott los Suenos) but since these places from time to time lack a bit of spice(just a little) we venture to dine elsewhere just to have a little variety during this trip. We researched restaurants while driving to nearby town of Jaco and... More 

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We spent 6 nights in Costa Rica, and we would all agree that our best dinner was here! This was local culture, not bottled resort you could drop anywhere on the map. Most of us had yellow fin tuna, one had a vegetarian platter. It was great. We almost went a second night (should have rather than going to Crocs... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were skeptical of Graffiti at first- from the outside it doesn't look like much, but the interior ambiance is amazing and the food takes it over the top. We had the Ahi Tuna and it was cooked to perfection. The cheesecake- to die for. Overall- this is the best restaurant in Jaco. Hands down. Thanks for the great experience!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

From beginning to end you will enjoy every bite. The sangria (red) was delicious with a hint of cinnamon and full of fresh fine chopped fruit. Chile Cabernet and the house Cabernet were top notch. Always listen to specials and they're famous for the beef tenderloin. The Crispy Jumbo Shrimp with Peanut Tai sauce YUM! A side of tropical rice... More 

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Northampton, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had heard from friends that this was the place to eat in Jaco, so our expectations and anticipation were high. A hip place and we had nice corner table. Our server was very professional and introduced us to the specials menu, there were perhaps 4 or 5 mahi-mahi dishes including the regular blackened mahi-mahi on the main menu. So... More 

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Islip, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is a must for dinner in Jaco simply the BEST! We are frequent travelers to Costa Rica we always hit Graffiti for at least two dinners!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited Wednesday night. Had a great experience with our waitress who moved from Canada. Pleasant experience and we loved the stuffed mushrooms and special bruschetta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Saw some of the bad reviews but don't let that scare you away. We did call ahead for a reservation (a definite) and got seated right away. Food excellent. ...and very reseasonable for what you get. The drinks are unique and excellent. If you want a delicious dinner, come here.

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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: Californian, Cajun & Creole, Wine Bar, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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