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Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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Sarnia, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 17, 2017

We loved Clarita's and spent many nights there eating and enjoying the beuatiful sunsets with and ice cold beer and a delicious pizza. We liked everything we ate there from Tuna burgers to steak with jalapeno sauce, to awesome chicken wings. We met some great people there as well (Isbella) our personal shopping assistant...lol.

Thank JohnKelly1963
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18 reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

We've enjoyed drinks and dinner several times in the last three months. The staff is super friendly and give great service. The food is good but the need to upgrade their ketchup. I wouldn't recommend mojitos but the daiquiris were great. Happy Hour from 4:00 to 6:00 is great for sunset drinks. Better ventilation in the roof to let the... More 

Thank MuskokaAndBeyond
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32 reviews
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

We stayed at Crocs, but this beach bar and restaurant was the best food and bang for your buck. Great atomasphere and servie

Thank DonaldandTrish M
Topsham, Maine
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

It was expensive, but it was also very good and plenty of it. Dinner was quite good too. But the best part is the ambiance and eating on the beach while the sun sets.

Thank Loretta P
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

Been there a few times in previous years and I think it's way overrated. Forget getting a cocktail. They don't know how to make a good one. Beer joint.

Thank Annie2719
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Good food. Beautiful place to enjoy beverages and watch the sunset staff very friendly. Service is very slow, had to go to the bar and order our drinks

Thank Verna O
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

No trip to Jaco would be complete without eating and drinking at Clarita's. It is somewhat of a local hangout and food is really good. The hammocks are perfect for just relaxing and enjoying the ocean breeze. I would stongly recommend if you like a quieter super casual place to chill out and enjoy some really good food on the... More 

Thank P4232ZXmark
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Clean rooms, great AC, ceiling fan, TV, hot-water and frig. Guest friendly. Staff and ownership was great. Maids are fantastic. Nice clean pool. If your a single male or women looking for a chill place and good cost on the beach. This is a nice spot.

Thank Raymond77771963
York, North Dakota
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8 reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Great place to have a delicious lunch and drinks while enjoying the ocean view. The staff were friendly and kept our drinks filled. Nice, clean building and restrooms.

Thank Sheri T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

We stayed next door at Bahia Encantada and loved the convenience, friendly staff and good food at Claritas. It's an American-style sports bar right on the beach. They have several tables in the sand and more seating under the roof but very few walls. I recommend the fish tacos. They will also cook any fish you bring in from your... More 

Thank JimCNC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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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