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Wahoos Bar ^ Restaurant

Seafood, Costa Rican
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Across street from Beatle Bar jaco main St, Jaco, Costa Rica
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we ate breakfast at this place, and watch the parade doing the International Surfing Tournament. This place also has Karaoke A good night scene.

Thank charlest742
Walkerton, Indiana
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Wahoo's was always a favorite of ours in Jaco. But, as the town gets bigger, and opportunities come, things change. It is now a sports bar with a restaurant. The waitress did not speak English, which the girls before always did. The food is still good.

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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here on the way to MA. Took a while to get a menu and drinks. Took even longer to actually order and for our food to eventually get served. I believe the server was the cook and was running a one man show, it's the only good reason for the service to have been so... More 

Thank Trent M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

If you want good typical Costa Rican casados, go to Wahoo's. It's outdoors, so no A/C. Very small, simple place, but good food. We had good service.

1 Thank mdeluco
Brooklyn, New York
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

I knew what I was getting into, with a menu that has a $14 (USD) fillet mignon. I wanted an "enselate solo verdurdas" and they accomodated me well, and for the price, my steak was good. It has a nice outdoor atmosphere (Jaco style) and the waitstaff was really hard working and friendly. Its mostly outdoor seating with sun cover.... More 

1 Thank BorkdlynNYC
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The food is better than the atmosphere. Mostly an older (retired) crowd with a few locals mixed in. The restaurant needed more staff as there were only two waitresses and both were manning the bar. The food was good and decently priced ($6 for casado) and since it was not far from our hotel and an easy walk, we gave... More 

Thank FoodieAdvice
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Incredible food. Everything we had was good. The chicken nachos were especially tasty. The staff was friendly and really well priced.

1 Thank allied573
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Took some friends to Wahoo. In the past the food was normally very good but this time my Tuna steak that I asked to be seared but rare was well done. my friend that got Mahi had the same issue of a shoe leather piece of fish. only my wife's pasta was any good. Our waitress rarely came by and... More 

Thank dmrubnitz
Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I had eaten at Wahoo's before but did not have a chance on my last trip. The food was good, The bar was under construction. I did see the new bar before I left. I think it is nice box shape with sitting all around. It is under new management also.

Thank virgil802015
Lakeland, Florida
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My favorite place in Jaco. You can get great local meals for under $7 and the serving sizes are huge. The service is wonderful. Get a fresh glass of pineapple juice for $1. I've been eating here for years now and never disappointed.

1 Thank Gatorfan1987

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Across street from Beatle Bar jaco main St, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: 26431876

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?