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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
Missed out on the steak

Sounds like I should try the steak for sure. Our first night in Jaco demanded that we have some kind of fish. We chose the shrimp and pasta. It was not the greatest; however, it was very good. The house wine (chardonnay) was ok. The place is small and in the rear of a shopping area. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
rongin3
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Barra de Navidad, Mexico
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Barra de Navidad, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Sounds like I should try the steak for sure. Our first night in Jaco demanded that we have some kind of fish. We chose the shrimp and pasta. It was not the greatest; however, it was very good. The house wine (chardonnay) was ok. The place is small and in the rear of a shopping area. It is clean and... More 

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

rongin3, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. We look forward to your return so that you can try our Coffee and Cacoa Crusted Beef Tenderloin! Graffiti Team More 

Naples, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We found out about Graffiti from a recommendation and then proceeded to check it on Trip Advisor, ratings were good. However after experiencing the place this cafe is underrated. They are known for the Coffee and Cacao Rubbed Beef Tenderloin and one taste you will be back for more. I do not like coffee, I love the smell of the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Excellent setting with a superb staff. Good food at a reasonable price. Menu is limited but therefore better chances of freshness I would say. The place is small so you will have to make your reservations early. Maybe a little bit hard to find but if you take the parking next (left) to Pops than the restaurant is located behind.... More 

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

Michael L, Thank you Michael for your review. We are indeed a very small place so thank you for recommending that future patrons make reservations. Please be sure to check out our Sister Restro: Side Street Bisto next time you're in Jaco- you'll find we are a little difficult to find over there too! From Graffiti take your first left... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I will dream about the flavor of this steak. It was a tenderloin which is not my usual choice but it was so tender and flavorful.

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Benton City, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went to Graffiti after reading other reviews, looking for a good and upscale experience. The restaurant itself is very nice, with wonderful and eclectic art on the walls. The hostess and our server were exceptionally attentive. My husband had the crispy shrimp and I had the "Infamous Tenderloin." The shrimp were good, but nothing outstanding. My tenderloin was good,... More 

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

hpm3581, We are so very sorry you did not have a more positive experience at our establishment. We are known for our Coffee and Cocao Crusted Beef Tenderloin, but there always is the chance that we won't get it right or that someone will not enjoy it the way so many others do. Unfortunately, because you didn't let your server... More 

Benton City, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We ate at Graffiti on the recommendation of the folks we're renting from. Maybe they were having a bad night ;but, their signature dish was poorly prepared and they didn't have everything on the menu. For the money there are significantly better restaurants in Jaco.

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

Clevemooers, We hate to hear you did not have a more positive experience at our establishment. We invite you and your wife to return in hopes of changing your mind. If you do return, please let us know if you are unhappy right then and there so we can do our best to fix the problem. After all, we are... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stopped in here as a last second choice. A customer was walking out and I asked for a recommendation. She replied, "Try the steak, if they have any left. Everyone is ordering it." I also asked the waitress, who said the steak was tegu specialty. I followed the recommendation, but others ordered almost everything on the menu. The steak... More 

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

Neil C, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with future patrons. We are happy you gave us a try! You'll have to return so the rest of your party can try our Coffee and Cacoa Crusted Beef Tenderloin and so that you can sample one of our fresh fish dishes like our Blackened Tuna with a Cajun Citrus Brown... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went to Graffiti on one of our last nights in Jaco. No reservation and they were nice enough to seat us at a table outside. Yummy martinis and excellent food. Owner came out and asked how we were doing. Super nice. Highly recommend

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Coffee steak was great. Our waitress was excellent Only place that beats this one is their sister restaurant Side Street Bistro

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Graffiti Restro Cafe and its complement by the same owners, Side Street Bistro, were unexpected delights on a recent visit to Jacó. We were so taken with the food, the presentation and the staff, that we even mentioned them in our travel blog RalieTravels.wordpress.com, not something we usually do.

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

Robert R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for mentioning us in your travel blog. We look forward to having you return! Thank you, 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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