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Cafe del Mar

#42 of 108 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
American, Costa Rican
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Avenida Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 40
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great eats

We stopped in here in April 2012. The food was great and reasonably priced. We came here based on a TA review.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Dutremblel
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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I went there because I had no other choice, the food was good but for the price I paid the portions were very tiny, for the price I would expect more. But the attention is good, the place is clean.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stopped in here in April 2012. The food was great and reasonably priced. We came here based on a TA review.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I thought the food was nice ,but I got an extra large roach on my plate (no it was not on the menu). The owner Rosi looked so dominant ,I decided not to deal with it and left.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great food, great and friendly service. Some of the best seafood I've had in town was cooked by their chefs. Fun place to eat, sit, meet new friends & watch people go by. Best coffee in town.

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Stevensville, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The coffee at Cafe del Mar is a wonderful eye opener, freshly ground to order, it comes out of the gate swinging in the early am. A must try if you like your coffee strong and black. Good eggs and hammy bacon,rice and beans were on point. My friend had an omelette which was substantial, covered half the plate.Excellent fresh... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Friendly outdoor cafe with WiFi and small menu breakfast. Everything was fresh. We had eggs and bacon which is more like ham we are used to in the states

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Is a regular place and food, not very cheap but ok, just regular. No es tan malo ni tan malos precios , solo que no me sorprende nada.

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Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It was the last night with friends & we saw a bunch of Americans eating there. So, we asked them if it was any good & they all said yes. So we stayed and ate 4 great meals all different.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Good food and service. The location right on the beach hearing the waves seems to make everything better. Caters to tourists and their wallets.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Everything was great! Friendly service, and bilingual. Some of us had breakfast, some lunch. Everyone was very happy with their food. Very good portions and good prices. We will definitely be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Costa Rican

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