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Side Street Bistro

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300 Meters South of Best Western Hotel, Next Right Hand Turn, 50mts West of Mini Super Sabrosita Towards the Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2724
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: at Side Street Bistro we make everything by hand from scratch. When...
at Side Street Bistro we make everything by hand from scratch. When available, we focus on locally sourced, organic ingredients. We strive to offer the highest quality product using only the freshest ingredients. We have a passion for food, drink, surf and sail. We specialize in Artisanal Homemade Breads, Gourmet Sandwiches (the classics always with our own little twist!), Soups, Salads, Homemade Nano Brews,and Garden Cocktails. When it comes to our menu we keep it fresh by always exploring new ideas and interesting combinations! We are Family Friendly and Pet Friendly! On Sundays we offer Free Yoga on our Terrace at 9:00am, Brunch + Bottomless Mimosas, and Live Music. Check us out on Facebook for Specials, Upcoming Events + Live Music. We also offer Catering Services for Corporate Events or Private Shindigs- give us a call and we'll talk menus!
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still a great gringo stop

Just a follow up to let folks know that this is still the place to get a quick sandwich, salad, burger and house brew. As earlier the best fries in Jaco. A few changes from last year, the sandwich specials I had talked about are now all ala carte which ups the price a little. It is really hard to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
azflash49
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here for brunch on Monday. Turned out they only serve breakfast options on Sunday everyone heads up! So we had sandwhiches which were both ok. Not amazing. Their fries were unreal though.

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Thank nikdupes
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just a follow up to let folks know that this is still the place to get a quick sandwich, salad, burger and house brew. As earlier the best fries in Jaco. A few changes from last year, the sandwich specials I had talked about are now all ala carte which ups the price a little. It is really hard to... More 

Helpful?
Thank azflash49
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely delightful. The patio is comfortable and well shaded, a necessity in the Costa Rican heat, and the drinks are cool and delicious. The food was terrific as well, very American-gastro-pub-ish, and for reasonable prices. They were still building out their brewery when we visited, so we weren't able to try their beers, but I'm sure they'll be just as... More 

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Thank Randy L
Dix Hills, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Side Street Bistro is great for lunch. We go there at least once every Jaco trip. My buddy went there 5 day in a row!

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Thank sushilover47601
Katie C, Owner at Side Street Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We look forward to your return Cheers SSB More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The easy, breezy atmosphere, along with craft beers and sumptuous treats like mahi burgers and tuna steaks made this one of our favorite places to eat. They made the best plantains I've ever had.

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Thank Wendy R
Salmo
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Variety of items on the menu. Some gluten free and vegan dishes. Great food, nice atmosphere. Yoga on Sundays.

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Thank BajaReyna
Katie C, Owner at Side Street Bistro, responded to this review

BajaReyna, Our staff works very hard to ensure a positive experience for our guests and you are right- they are fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Side Street Bistro More 

Jaco, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It isn't open at night. Service was on Costa Rican time. Very friendly waitress. The food was a little pricey, but excellent. It is vegetarian friendly. The location is a little off the beaten path.

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Thank Erryl M
Katie C, Owner at Side Street Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Errol! We Are Open at Night except on Sundays and Mondays. Thanks for taking the time to write a review for Side Street Bistro. We look forward to having you return SSB More 

Ogden, Utah
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is great. Service was excellent. Waitress went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. Also saw us taking a selfie and came right over to take our pic. Their beer is great as well.

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Thank michael5810
Katie C, Owner at Side Street Bistro, responded to this review

Michael5810, Thank you for writing us a review. We are blessed to have such an incredible team working with us. Thank you for acknowledging their attentiveness and again thank you for sharing your experience. Side Street Bistro More 

Charleston
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool little place. Arrive early for lunch. Bread is fantastic. My sandwich turkey was good, friends steak coffee chocolate was tough. Would probably try again. Not sure why they are number one. Good

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Thank 4borzois
Katie C, Owner at Side Street Bistro, responded to this review

Hello 4borzois, We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to review your complaint regarding your steak sandwich to our kitchen staff. We are dedicated to serving the highest quality sandwiches using the freshest ingredients in a clean, relaxed, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.We pair this with exceptional service. Please let us know next time if you are unsatisfied with... More 

Virginia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate lunch and came back for breakfast next day. Plan on 20-25 minutes for food. Service outstanding. Apple and Gorgonzola hamburger was delicious, a little sweet. Hollandaise sauce on eggs Benedict disappointing. Not easy to find: look for mini-market on beach side of Avenue Diaz. Nevertheless we would return.

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Thank dave-in-va36
Katie C, Owner at Side Street Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Dave, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to look into how our kitchen staff is executing our hollandaise recipe so that it will be better the next time you visit us. Thank you SSB More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Meters South of Best Western Hotel, Next Right Hand Turn, 50mts West of Mini Super Sabrosita Towards the Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 2724

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

at Side Street Bistro we make everything by hand from scratch. When available, we focus on locally sourced, organic ingredients. We strive to offer the highest quality product using only the freshest ingredients. We have a passion for food, drink, surf and sail. We specialize in Artisanal Homemade Breads, Gourmet Sandwiches (the classics always with our own little twist!), Soups, Salads, Homemade Nano Brews,and Garden Cocktails. When it comes to our menu we keep it fresh by always exploring new ideas and interesting combinations! We are Family Friendly and Pet Friendly! On Sundays we offer Free Yoga on our Terrace at 9:00am, Brunch + Bottomless Mimosas, and Live Music. Check us out on Facebook for Specials, Upcoming Events + Live Music. We also offer Catering Services for Corporate Events or Private Shindigs- give us a call and we'll talk menus!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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