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Bohio Street, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best food in Jaco

The best food and service we had in Jaco. This is a takeout or have a few tables for eat in. There is no menu, Chinita cooks homemade for you different dish every day. We were served lasagna (pesto vegetable, carne) and side salad and bruschetta. Chinita also made us home made papaya juice. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
HealthyBosGirl
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The best food and service we had in Jaco. This is a takeout or have a few tables for eat in. There is no menu, Chinita cooks homemade for you different dish every day. We were served lasagna (pesto vegetable, carne) and side salad and bruschetta. Chinita also made us home made papaya juice. We ordered an extra lunch since... More 

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Wonderful little Italian place that shouldn't be missed. If you are looking for a fun local place eat here!!! 2nd year we've been visiting Chinita and it is always on our must eat list.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Whomever said great things come in small packages must have eaten at Chinita Pacific. Seats about 6 inside and about 4 outside. Fifty feet off the main drag at the south end of the bridge. Erika only has two choices at lunch but I don't even pick. I just ask her to feed me. It is just a fun, small... More 

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Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Chinita Pacific it's the place where you wanna go¡¡!!! A beautiful little peace of Italy on town,mixed whit our local cuisine, mahi mahi, lassagna, pasta, ravioli, pinto with eggs,it doesn't matter what Ericka has cook for the day, you're always sure it's going to be delight full.

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Love this little eatery on a side street in Jaco! The day we happened to pass by, lasagna was on the menu which was some of the best if not the absolute best I've had. So good, we finished our plates, full and satisfied but decided to have another for take out! We will definitely return and look forward to... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a must visit place, breakfast and lunch only. Every day is different but you have two choices for entree. Best value for outstanding food. Don't miss this special place. Small but accommodating. Great for take out.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Literally a hole in the wall, this restaurant has become a bit of an addiction of mine. Great breakfast but the lunch that they serve is worth well more than the 3,000 Colones that they charge. There is no menu and only two lunch options to choose from that change daily and they are ALWAYS delicious. Could be the best... More 

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Daytona Beach
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38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Chinita offers a couple of choices for breakfast and lunch, the menu changing daily. Whatever you choose, it will be excellent! Sit outside if you want to avoid the heat of the kitchen/dining area. Takeout is also available.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Home style Italian. China, the owner learned her craft in Rome. A Tica in Italy!! Ample quantities and the taste of real Italian food in Jaco. Whether you eat at her restaurant or have delivery, her meals are second to no others. Great presentation.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a small little merge of costa rica and italy type place. the food is all made from scratch even the pasta, is one of my favorites places to go and eat I visit it every time I can!

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  • Address: Bohio Street, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco

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