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“Best restaurant in Jaco.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seaside Diner

Seaside Diner
62 Calle de Copacabana, Jaco 506, Costa Rica
506 2643 0050
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Ranked #53 of 90 restaurants in Jaco
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Description: Delicious food.Cheap Beer.Two amazing patios.
1 review
“Best restaurant in Jaco.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere, food and service made for the best dining experience while in Jaco. The owner/chef is so friendly and came out to greet everyone and made sure we liked everything at our table. I hated seafood until I came to this place!

    • 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
Castlegar, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best place to take my fresh caught fish.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The chef created a wonderful meal around the Dorado that we had caught on a fishing trip that day. We called him and let him know we were coming. Brought our fish in with us and had a wonderful evening of food, fun and friendship.
We have also eaten their on other occassions and enjoyed the menue and service.
This is a must visit when you are in the Jaco area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 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 Diego, California
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“A must while visiting Jaco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is a hidden gem! The food is absolutely delicious and gourmet. Great value! The chef definitely knows what he/she is doing. Presentation was great and full of delicious flavors. The staff was on point and had a smile on their face! It was my first time to Seaside Diner and it topped Graffiti and Lemon Zest. I can't wait to visit again. We couldn't find it a first but tell your cab diver its down the same street as Copacabana Hotel. Its on the right side just before you hit the beach. Sit upstairs for sunset!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kentor47, General Manager at Seaside Diner, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
We are glad you experienced exactly what we are striving for. Our Grand Opening is Thursday, December 6th. Big bash planned. We look forward to keeping the standard you experienced.....well....standard. Thank you for your kind words.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great night at Seaside Diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Had a great visit to Seaside Diner while on vacation with some friend. I'm from Washington, DC and was very happy to find a place in Jaco that parallels the service and quality of food that I've had in nice restaurants in DC. The outdoor seating was great--we watched the sunset over the ocean from the upstairs dinning room, and the food was fresh and delicious. We hadn't received service like the service we had at Seaside diner since being in Costa Rica. I'll absolutely return to Seaside Diner on our next trip down!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Seaside Diner a lovely break from traditional tourism”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Seaside Diner is a unique Costa Rican restaurant. The food excels and the service shines beyond the typical found in small villages along the coast. It's slightly off the main street which runs through Jaco, making it secluded and resort like. The main dining room is elevated up in the trees with a view of the ocean. A must place to dine while in Jaco!

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