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“This is a brothel” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Cocal and Casino Dining Area

Cocal and Casino Dining Area
Jaco, Costa Rica
506-643-3067
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Ranked #63 of 100 Restaurants in Jaco
Price range: $10 - $15
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chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“This is a brothel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is only for men seeking prostitutes, not a local dining experience! be forewarned, casino and adjacent hotel is only for the working girl and her clients.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
rutherford new jerser
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“gotta see this place at night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

wonderful views here and good meals are plentiful. go after 8 and you wont be disappointed by the views and ocean sounds

Visited January 2013
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Courtland, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Loved the dining area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

It was a wonderful place to sit outside and have a delicious breakfast. The service was great, and it was right on the beach were we sat and watched the waves come in and sometimes even the sunset.

Visited December 2012
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jaco beach, costa rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not nearly good enough for the price”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

My daughter and I decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner out on the last evening of her visit.
The dining room was set up nicely and we each decided to have steak; I ordered filet mignon, asked for medium well done ($18 US) and my daughter ordered the T-bone (well done) $20 US.
Mine came as follows: the meat was almost raw, the bacon wrapping was raw, the steak was not
filet mignon, but a small piece cut from a sirloin and smothered in gravy with mushrooms (the menu said pepper sauce but this was like no pepper sauce I had ever sen), the mashed potatoes were overmashed to a starchy liquid, the sauteed vegetables were almost raw. My daughter's plate was similar, except the T-bone was not even close to well done. We both asked for our steaks to be cooked a little more, and they just threw more hot gravy over mine, but did not cook it more, nor did they cook my daughter's to well done. For this we got to pay $50 US (with drinks). What a disappointment - we would never go there again, nor recommend it to anyone else. I have eaten there before and enjoyedit, but this time it was awful. Oh, but it was entertaining watching the gringos arrive and the prostitutes (about a hundred of them), to the bar. It was a real eye opener, I can tell you.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Good Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I had the fish sticks for lunch. They were very good. The prices are good. But, the girls from the Beatle bar have not taken over the Cocal (Hookers are legal in Costa Rica). So, do not take your wife or girlfriend. Wait to eat here with the guys. It will save you problems with the wife.

Visited July 2012
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