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Taco Bar Restaurant

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Mexican, Cafe
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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, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
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
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Bogota, Colombia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food is no big deal and is totally overpriced. I really don´t think its worth as much as they charge

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I love this place for two main reasons: the first one would be that you can choose between different kinds of meat protein, personally I like fish, and the second is the salad bar that has a lot of vegetables options, even rice or potatoes for those who wish to add carbs. This is not a fancy restaurant, so I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I went to est breakfast, it was good and tasty, the place its so tropical and modern and gives you that you are really in the tropics!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stopped here for lunch. Were rudely told "no lunch. Only breakfast". It was 11:00. Looked at the breakfast dishes and couldn't find anything because I don't eat eggs. The gal was not friendly or helpful at all. Very dissapointed because I had read a lot of good reviews.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you are looking for an inexpensive place to get some incredible fish tacos, check this out! The food was great. It's super casual.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I'd heard some good things about the place but my friends must not be as picky as myself. I see several of the reviews mention the service and and true... you just about have to fend for yourself. All the employees I've dealt with have an attitude. Yes... the place is windy.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This review is for Escazu location. We went here last night to have a meal and spend some time with the family. The ambiance is nice but if you go at night, the wind tunnel is there. Place is like a glorified fast food. Service is at its minimum. They didn't even show us the kids menu until we finally... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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Additional Information about Taco Bar Restaurant

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
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
Cuisine: Mexican, Cafe

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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: Mexican, Cafe
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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