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“Lots of Bodies, Cheap Beer, Decent Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill

Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill
300 meters North of Best Western Hotel 'on' Jaco Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica
(506) 2643-3327
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Ranked #62 of 108 Restaurants in Jaco
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill is located directly 'on' Jaco beach 300 meters north of the Best Western Hotel. Clarita's was the first Bar in Jaco opened in 1964 by Clarita's mom. Therefore, Clarita's is the favorite Restaurant/Bar of the local Costa Ricans. If you are coming to Costa Rica to experience the local culture come to Clarita's. If you are coming to Costa Rica to meet just Americans or Euros then go to the Marriott! Clarita's montra is "Dun Worry...Be Happy & Get Waco in Jaco". With that in mind, if you are an uptight or over demanding please come to Clarita's and we will happily give you an attitude adjustment. If you are laid back, looking for a fun time, great views of the beach scene and surfers, and/or wanting to experience the most spectacular sunsets in Jaco, then Clarita's is your ticket. Besides serving the cooldest and cheapest beer on the Beach and the goofiest cocktails in Jaco, Clarita offers a full breakfast, lunch, snack & dinner menu from 7:00am until Clarita gets tired or drunk and decides to close the kitchen (usually 10ish pm) Clarita serves fresh Pacific catches brought in daily by local fishermen ie. Red Snapper, Dorado, Ahi Tuna steaks and her unique ceviche. On Jacó's largest barbeque grill, Clarita also offers up local C.R. dishes of chicken, shrimp, burritos, enchiladas, pasta, pepper steak, barbeque ribs, and filet mignon. Like Clarita always says, "My cooking is sooo good I even eat it on occasion". **As of January 2013 you can even pig out on PIZZA CLARITA ... made fresh and to order in Clarita's brick oven! No item on the menu exceeds $15.00. Clarita is able to keep her prices low by cheating the other guy and passing the savings on to you! As for service, Clarita's girls will "eventually" find you even if you are sitting at one of her tables on the Beach or involved in a game of Beach Volleyball. However, if the Clarita girls don't meet your standards all we ask you to do is lower your standards. As for live entertainment: Every Thursday night Clarita hosts the Biggest Beach Fiesta in Jaco with $1 Beers from 7-9pm, Latina Musica and Dancing under the Stars to reggae, salsa, merengue and your requests until midnight. Friday is Tequila Karaoke night. Sing a song or dance with a Clarita girl on stage and get a FREE shot after the boos die down! Saturday is Guest Band Night and plenty more dancing. Sundays feature Clarita's world famous calypso band 'Dun Worry . . . Be Happy' and your choice of NFL or Baseball games off her 7 large screen satellite TVs.(Clarita is unfortunaley addicted to the Chicago Cubs... probably as a result of all the tequila she drinks.)
Niagara Falls, Canada
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“Lots of Bodies, Cheap Beer, Decent Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Can't miss the place walking on the beach towards the hilly part of town ... great weekend watering hole though it can get packed, real packed, and the service slows for food but no problem for the drinks. Don't expect much in the form of ambiance, just a good time especially watching the sun set.

Visited December 2012
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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“Skip it”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Unless this is the only place you can find a beer on the beach skip it. The food is fair at best, and the waitresses are surly & clearly find working and serving food a burden. They double as "check-in staff" for the motel and I watched a young couple, clearly worn out by their journey, stand w luggage & credit card in hand for 20 min (no exaggeration) before anyone would make eye-contact with them and finally, grudgingly, check them in. Lousy way to treat tourist who make up 85% of the local economy.

Visited December 2012
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Sag Harbor, New York
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“get waco in Jaco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

sweet place to partt on thursdays from 7-9pm $1 beers spacials!!! and ejust next door from the bar they have their lil pizza shop and beer as well. MUST go fro the $1 beer

Visited December 2012
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“Fun place right on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Great place to have cervezas and meet people. Food is good and reasonably priced. Cervezas are cheap! Wait staff very attentive.

Visited November 2012
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“Good place to chill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Right on the beach relaxing by day hot spot by night good beer good music good service good views
This is a gathering place for Ticos and Some travelers great place to have fun!!!

Visited November 2012
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