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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, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 8
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  • 6
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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
Great place for dinner

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
nevenough
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Islip, New York
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Northampton, UK
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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Sherwood Park, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stopped in one night and the place was very busy but we were seated promptly. The menu is excellent but this night the specials caught our eye. The food was excellent and as fresh as any meal we have ever been served. Staff were very friendly and helpful we would go back in a second. All I can recommend is... More 

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Casper, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were recommended to go to the Graffiti Restaurant and was not disappointed! The wait staff was very knowledgeable and friendly, which was not the norm in the other restaurants in the area. Presentation and quality of the food was exceptional! The owner made himself available and the whole experience made me feel very welcomed and appreciated!

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Ada, MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Enjoyed the friendly host, waiter and atmosphere. We had the encrusted beef, delicious and the red snapper... done really well. Flavorful and amazing.

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Fairfield County, Connecticut
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This restaurant is not to be missed! The food here is spectacular! I was traveling with my husband, youngest daughter & her friend. Not only does this restaurant have amazing food, but they have great cocktails & desserts too. I was told I would eat nothing but rice & beans while in Costa Rica, well boy were they wrong! We... More 

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Having been in the restaurant business myself I tend to get critical of other restaurants and their service. I must say Graffiti has it all! Great staff, delicious food and nice ambience. Especially the lovely hostess Nicole did her best to sit us down, even though we hadn't booked ahead of time. Now this is a small restaurant and booking... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I would have to say that no one could pay me to eat at this restaurant ever again! The hostess was extremely rude and disrespectful! I have never been spoken to the way this so called woman spoke to me and my party. She told us we could sit on the floor. She was direspectful and defensive for no reason.... More 

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

Coco, I, the owner and hostess on the evening you dined, would never suggest anyone sit on the floor in our restaurant. As a business owner in the hospitality industry, you are sometimes faced with making difficult decisions to ensure a positive experience for all of your customers. The night you dined with us two different tables that were seated... 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: Californian, Cajun & Creole, Wine Bar, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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