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Chicken Joe's

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Peruvian, South American
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Main Road, accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good lunch spot

Really good chicken. Simple place. Try the different sauces and the yucca fries. Come here for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Gabby F
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Huntington, New York
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Mission Viejo, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We have the chicken tacos and a half of chicken with beans and yucca fries. The sauce variety was great especially the pineapple one. The plantain fries were the best I have had yet.Additional sides can be ordered for 1,000 colones 1/2 chicken 7,600 colones. I think the tacos were 4800 colones.

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Huntington, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Really good chicken. Simple place. Try the different sauces and the yucca fries. Come here for lunch.

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Decatur, Texas
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Best chicken I have ever had! Great service! Great Food! Very reasonable prices. You have to stop here if you come thru Santa Teresa! My family loved it!

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Glasgow
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260 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Loved this little place, the chicken was cooked to perfection and owner was very friendly but not overly so, intuitivly giving you space when you want it. Good skill to have in his buisness! Its a roadside chicken shack so don't expect fine dining. It is what it is and it's good at it. would definatly go back

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our group shared their chicken tacos, fish tacos, plantain chips and 1/2 chicken. Everything was tasty! Definitely a great spot for lunch or casual dinner.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed in Santa Teresa for 10 days and ate at a different place every night. Everyone in our party agreed this was our favorite and probably the cheapest as well. The food was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Best fish tacos and ice cold beer from the freezer! We stopped by on recommendation from other travellers and it did not disappoint! We will be back!

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

So good, in fact, that we tried twice to go back but they were unfortunately out. Next time we visit Costa Rica, we'll be sure to stop in. The wait staff was very nice and friendly as well. Great place!

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san diego
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The name Chicken Joe's scared us off, until we heard everyone saying how good it was. We ordered the whole chicken and some sides as take-out. The chicken is roasted and easily feeds four adults with left-overs. The yucca fries are to die for! It is now on our

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

There is probably better food in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais... although not much better. What makes this place great is the good, simple food, gracious family service and very reasonable prices!!! Dining out and even grocery shopping for food and water is very expensive here (American prices), but not this place. The owner is from NJ and the Wife... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

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