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Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill

American, Bar, Central American, Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
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Meters North Of Best Western Hotel 'On' Jaco Beach 300, Jaco, Costa Rica
(506) 2643-3327
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times while in Jaco. Food is good, but the best part is that you are right on the beach. While the menu is in both English and Spanish, the servers' English can be marginal.

Thank Carol T
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We went here on our first night in Jaco. Although it wasn't our favorite place to eat the food was good and inexpensive. The Arroz Con Polo was a nice choice for us. Drinks were good too.

Thank Linda D
Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We were looking for a less noisy place for Dinner in Jaco and found this one at the north side. Was okay because had some sort of beach front with private parking. Guys in charge of service are nice and polite, aware of asking customers for preferences and suggest/inform about food. I was a little reluctant to go up with... More 

Thank RoyCorrales
Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Claritas is right on the beach and is a full service bar and restaurant. They have very good burgers and its a friendly place. If your in Jaco during American Football season its a great place to watch all the games.

Thank jme93
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152 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

If you want great food this is not the place. If you want to eat on the beach or be involved with the bar scene in the evening you picked the right place. The prices are reasonable. The service is good.

Thank drl_smit-may
Nosara, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The best part of this bar is that you can sit at a table outside on the beach with your feet in the sand. Drinks are decent if you can find a waitress. Food is basic pub grub with some tico selections. Careful not to walk away from the table or a previously hidden waitress will come running out to... More 

Thank Valerie H
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Clarita's is always fun. Been there a few times. Lots of menu items. If you want to be around a festive crowd go when an important soccer game is on.

Thank Scott G
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a couple of drinks after walking on the beach. Great little place, came back later that evening and sat outside under the stars and enjoyed on of their pizzas. Very good by the way! Friendly staff with an up beat and fun atmosphere...great location on the beach!

Thank jrandy2000
Palm Desert, CA
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Fun location, we stopped for a beer, ended up with nachos and beers. One of the staff gave us a good tip on his favorite beach up North, so we jumped in the car for a 2 day road trip. Came back to thank him for info, enjoyed a few more beers, ceviche and good conversations. Definitely liked this place... More 

Thank pgsegers
Redding, CA
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Just a walk from the condo, I would retreat there. There is a server named Giovanni who is really cute. And, they had a mango margarita special, so I sat, right on the beach and relax while soccer plays on TV- I loved being there, all around ambiance.

Thank WendyDarlin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $15
American, Bar, Central American, Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene
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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