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Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill

Meters North Of Best Western Hotel 'On' Jaco Beach 300, Jaco, Costa Rica
+506 2643 3327
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (20 reviews)
“nachos” (8 reviews)
“ceviche” (9 reviews)
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9:00 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Meters North Of Best Western Hotel 'On' Jaco Beach 300, Jaco, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice little place you have to visit.Service is excellent and your and the staff are very friendly.

Thank hoytz2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by late afternoon for an early dinner. Cold Imperial, frozen strawberry marguerita, fish tacos, and Nachos (can't remember exactly what they were called but they had both chicken and shredded beef). Food was very good. This is a casual spot, folks stopping in...More

Thank ML7kc
Reviewed August 13, 2017

My wife and I have a condo just down the street from Claritas and visit numerous times on our month long visits to Playa Jaco. They usually have great happy hours and if your lucky, you can catch an amazing sunset. The food is really...More

Thank hermosabeach1
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Not sure why so many great reviews. It's just a dumpy little beach bar with unforgettable food, worse service, at the end of a nasty street.

Thank petealan
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Claritas food is consistently good (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Moderately priced. Always friendly service!

Thank Sue G
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Stopped by this place on a Sunday morning before hitting Jaco for the day. It was so wonderful to be able to sit in an open air dinning room with a panoramic view of the beach. Indoor and outdoor seating is all alike due to...More

Thank ginn85
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a very chill hangout place. We went here for dinner when Costa Rica was playing in the Gold Cup and it was a lot of fun. The atmosphere was intense and it very involved into the game. The food was great. I got...More

Thank DaniCee90
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Heard about the place so decided to try it. It took for ever to get food and drinks. It seemed like every time you wanted something you had to go to the bar and ask for it.. nice place to go hang out on the...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Dinner here was delightful. Excellent food served up hot and fresh. Shared a seafood platter with my uncle and it was a heaping plate of shrimp, crab, lobster, fish, clams and calamari. Daughter had shrimp and pasta in white sauce and declared it better than...More

Thank theoccasionaltourist
Reviewed June 19, 2017

We went there a couple of times(day & night). It is a nice laid back place right on the ocean on the north end of Jaco beach. They place music with was good and the atmosphere was relaxing and very nice. We both ordered the...More

Thank Mike M
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August 31, 2017|
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Response from Wyatt2 | Reviewed this property |
You need to call and verify.... Sometimes email is not reliable there. You are not in the USA there, so everything is on Tica time! Pick up the phone and make sure you're set.
March 6, 2016|
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Response from Terrence D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Clarita's shows all sports.
Rhonda E
February 18, 2015|
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Response from Sarah M | Reviewed this property |
They did as of the beginning of May 2015!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters North Of Best Western Hotel 'On' Jaco Beach 300, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 3327
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.)
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