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Taco Bar Restaurant

Coffee Shop
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600m North of the Red Cross in Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 24
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really windy & cold at night

Be prepared for a wind tunnel if you go at night - there's heat lamps, but they don't really help. The food itself isn't as tasty as the one in Jaco, and the service is pretty slow.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Travelbuddy91
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Be prepared for a wind tunnel if you go at night - there's heat lamps, but they don't really help. The food itself isn't as tasty as the one in Jaco, and the service is pretty slow.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great mains and you get unlimited trips to the salad and sides bar, which is extensive. The fish burrito was really tasty and you can enjoy your meal while sitting on a swing set around the bar area. The whole place is in a nice garden setting. A must go place in Jaco.

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Eastern USA
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Had three meals here over a 10-day visit to Escazu. Very nice variety, good quality and value. Adding ingredients from the wide selections at the buffet bar is great! Quick, clean, and pleasant seating indoors or out.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This restaurant is located to the right hand side of the street that leads to Santa Ana. The name is misleading, It is not a taco bar, it is a good restaurant that serves good meat. The wife and I did tuna steak and beef, and it was well cooked. Salad bar is good, and there is a facility for... More 

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Farnham, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Love the swings!! Great prices and a lot to choose from! Hope to go back soon!! Located in central area which is nice also!

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San José, Costa Rica
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133 reviews 133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The tacos are goooood!!!! Sometimes the service is very slow, but when there are many people waiting. The salad bar is always well stocked and natural smoothies are very delicious .

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Costa Rica
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I love to go to Taco Bar,. Great wraps, good tuna steak, many more choices. Their salad bar is interesting with different things you will not find anywhere else. And the best : a big choice of dressings., You do not have to pick one, you can try all of them Their desserts are big and delicious. Overall a good... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to eat. They have a great variety of dishes, and their portions are enormous. Sometimes they get full, but worth the wait. The experience is different, outdoor dining. I love the breaded fish tacos with coco on top.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A great meal, at a small price, killer salad bar. The person that took the order was very helpful explaining the menu options, the meal was delivered to our table fast and with a nice layout. The salad bar was full of options, highly recommended.

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Brasil de Santa Ana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been to Taco Bar restaurant at least six times and my favorite meal is the lunch plate of hummus with a center of grilled beef and mushrooms, served with pita bread. The fish and chips is also great although my friends french fries were not hot this last visit which is unusual for this restaurant. They now have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600m North of the Red Cross in Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?