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“Very tasty casado - lovely gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jardin Tropical

Jardin Tropical
Main Street | Frente Capitania, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
2670-0428
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Cuisines: South American, Central American
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Very tasty casado - lovely gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

This is the second time we have eaten at Jardin Tropical "Typical Food" restaurant in Playas del Coco. It is tucked down a side street right across from the beach and you can dine inside or outside. The first time there we had beef and chicken casados. They were very flavourful and large portion sizes -- plenty of rice and beans, along with some salad and cooked vegetables. This time I had the fried fish casado and it was so tender and full of flavour - could have eaten another piece of fish it was so good. Today's feature was served with rice, beans, pasta salad and the corn tortilla. My husband had the pork chop casado and it was very delicious. Our daughter had the beef one today. We all enjoyed a refreshing glass of fresh squeezed lemonade. Perfect spot for lunch, and next trip we will try breakfast. The server was very friendly, helpful and efficient - truly a pleasure.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Tico Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

This is the place to go if you're looking for a good tico meal. The staff is very nice and pleasing. Prices are very good.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good food, good atmosphere, reasonable prices, consistently good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We've been back to this restaurant a few times. The food has been consistently good, and the service very friendly.

It has been spotlessly clean the times we have been - you seem to see the staff of this restaurant cleaning more often than any other restaurant.

It is a little soda on a dusty village street in Costa Rica, so this is the basis for the scores. It isn't a chain/sports bar - just somewhere good to eat local food.

Try the juices with agua - expensive ($3) but very worth it. Casados are good.

Tico breakfast is "ok". Not the best we've had, but certainly not the worst.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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