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“Beyond expectations” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amigos Bar and Grill

Amigos Bar and Grill
Located Behind the Super Market in Junquillal | Tierra Pacifica Shopping Center, Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
+506 8315 0547
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Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Who would have thought that this intimate hideaway, not on the beach, but in a courtyard behind the Playa Junquillal Welcome Center would offer some of the freshest food we have tasted during our travels through Costa Rica. The new owner, Garrett is not only a friendly outgoing ex-pat from California, but he is a darn good chef as well. Everything is made from scratch, at the time of ordering, using only local ingredients and freshly caught seafood. He offers a simple well thought out menu, as well as "Happy Hour" specials. The Margaritas are hand squeezed with local limes,lemons and oranges.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Beyond expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My wife had found this place while I was out surfing and talked me into going back for dinner. What a GREAT decision. The personal service with the laid back atmosphere was perfect. We had great weather so the outdoor table by the pool was perfect. I have a limited diet and chef Garrett went out of his way to make us one of the most amazing dinners we have had in a while. My wife loved the Cameron a la Diabla. My favorite was the special seared tuna over toasted rice with soy glaze. This place turned out to be one of our highlights our week. If you are anywhere near Junquillal, this place is a MUST go!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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English first
Manassas, Virginia
1 review
“Flavor of Costa Rica and the sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My wife and I found this out of the way gem by accident while shopping at the grocery at the welcome center at Terra Pacifica in Playa Junquillal. The first night we were greeted warmly and we asked Chef Garrett "What's Good" and he made us a great fresh tuna dish. We also enjoyed his family recipe Margaritas, Yum!. They go down way too easy.. In the 2 weeks that we stayed in the area we ate at Amigos 5 or 6 times and each time we were treated to something different and delicious. Fish tacos, Poke Tuna, Bang bang shrimp, great tuna burger (the best ever) , and the ceviche were all excellent. We look forward to the friendly, warm service and great food when we return. Thanks Garrett and all the wonderful staff.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
1 review
“Outstanding!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The food and the service are over the top, Garrett brought out some of his signature popcorn shrimp with four custom sauces. Followed by some of the best fish tacos in Costa Rica, chased down by super cold cervezas best meal we have had in a long time. Amigos is truly a place that lives up to its name, good friends and great food!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
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“Must go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We couldn't have asked for better service or a better atmosphere. The intimate environment meshed perfectly with the incredibly fresh, amazing food. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Clemente, CA
2 reviews
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“Chef Garrett Hurley-Couldn't live with out his flavor!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Do you want your taste buds to be tantalized!
Chef Garrett's blend of spices and exotic combinations will make your mouth water over and over again just thinking of his meals. We found this chef for the first time in Newport Beach, California. His cooking is amazing, when he told us he was going to Costa Rica to open a restaurant, we were very, very sad. So what do you think? Couldn't live with out his flavor! Costa Rica it was! Fresh blends of island food combined with California Sheik Cuisine.
Bravo, the taste, the ambiance, the freshness and quality, the personal service
makes for a perfect five star experience you'll never forget!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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