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“Excellent food at a great price” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tacobar Jaco Beach

Tacobar Jaco Beach
In front of El Lagar | 20 meters east of Pops, Jaco, Costa Rica
506 2643 0222
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Ranked #14 of 101 Restaurants in Jaco
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food at a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My 15 year old daughter and I were in Jaco for a week in March. We had breakfast and dinner several time at Tacobar because the food is good and prices reasonable.

You can get a great pancake breakfast for $3USD which includes 3 pancakes and fresh fruit side. This was our favorite place to start the day after surfing in the morning.

Lunch and dinner are excellent as well. You order an entree and have the great salad bar to fill up your plate (and your stomach). Meals are made to order, and we tried beef, chicken and mahi mahi tacos. All of the tacos were excellent! Lunch and dinner were about $8 per person, and which is not bad considering meals are made fresh and the salad bar is plentiful. It is one of the only restaurants in town which does not automatically a 10% gratuity to your bill, but lets you provide a gratuity if you feel it is deserved.

Definitely a spot to visit while in Jaco.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shawnee, Kansas
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Love the food and
The staff is awesome!! We have eaten there twice on our vacation and it is great and the portions are huge! I suggest sharing!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Herradura, Costa Rica
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“Fresh tasty food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Tacobar is a good option for fresh healthy food in Jaco. Service it is not one of their strengths staff could be a bit more friendly.
Food is good, I recommend the tuna and their salads.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington,DC
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“Jaco Taco!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

As we left San Jose enroute to our Dominical guesthouse, our host said to be sure to stop at the Tacobar in Jaco! This was our first trip to Costa Rica, so I'm ready for any and all suggestions. We had a little trouble finding it due to a faulty GPS, but once we arrived, we were so happy that we made the effort. The place is small and funky - the food was very very good, and the atmosphere is definitely unique. We can't wait to go back!

Visited March 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“decent taco / warm beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

it's fine. somewhere between fast food and fine dining. nice place. ok price. beer was warm. they keep it in a bucket and the ice was clearly melted. tuna was good but the chicken was tough. they only had 1 person working the register but several seemed to be standing around. the line was 8 people deep so it took a while to order.

Visited March 2014
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