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Chinita Pacific

#32 of 113 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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Bohio Street, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
+506 8501 6651
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Barrie, Canada
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of the reviews sum this place up real well. If you want a great experience and an opportunity to meet a really kind hard-working lady, go here, it is tough to find. My best advice is take the last road before the river and turn towards the ocean, second place on left We had a "small" plate, which was... More 

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Thank Cliff S
Jaco, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Have only had breakfast here but if you are looking for a great local place with authentic Costa Rican breakfasts, this is the place!!! The pinto is increible!!! Pop in after dawn patrol and re-energize for your afternoon session. And keep an eye out for the local ros, as this is the spot for Jaco's pro surfers to go.

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Thank alexfieglein
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Awesome homemade food. Healthy and made with love. Erica cooks very well and is super friendly and fun. Best place for lunch if you are on a budget. Locals favorite.

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Thank Jasmin A
Iowa
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We have eaten here for breakfast and lunch. A different menu of 2 items everyday with drink for $6.00. Fresh amazing,( made right in front of you), flavoRful food. We love her homemade raviolis and fresh fruit drinks that come with the meal. Get there early- 11:30 or so or the food may be gone. There are only a few... More 

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Thank BarbraIowa
La Jolla
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

What a delight to experience this tiny restaurant with such outstanding food. A limited menu daily, but never boring, always excellent.

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Thank rv8r
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

The owner/chef has a couple different dishes each day for only $6 each which also include a drink. Food was ALWAYS delicious and fresh. For a family on a budget it was a steal. Place is hard to find as it is just a "hole-in-the-wall" Call ahead and the owner will have your food ready to go when you get... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

My dad has eaten here every morning for years every time he visits Jaco. So this trip i took my family here to try it. OMG this food is definitely made with love every plate. Wonderful food made from scratch per plate, this is a small place but so well worth finding and stopping in. She is only open for... More 

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1 Thank Mommy166
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Best food I had in Jaco. She makes what she makes for the day and you order between a few small choices. Had the most tasty fish.

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Thank Amy C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

Probably the best place I have ever eaten at Jaco, I come often to the beach, and a buddy brought me here, and this tiny spot offered amazing taste! La Chinita is an amazing chef! A must try!

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

Chinita never fails to deliver happiness to us for lunch! From Herb chicken to Mahi Mahi from cannelloni to yummy tuna. LOVE LOVE LOVE

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bohio Street, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 8501 6651

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?