We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Chinita Pacific

#30 of 110 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Bohio Street, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 40: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Jasmin A
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 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 

Thank BarbraIowa
La Jolla
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 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.

Thank rv8r
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
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 

Thank luvtravlercr
Littleton, Colorado
Level Contributor
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 

1 Thank Mommy166
1 review
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.

Thank Amy C
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
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!

1 Thank AlbertLSV
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
6 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

Thank foodloverKim1
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

I ordered the garlic mahi with a side of veggies. Everything was excellent with the exception of the traditional Costa drink, maybe called Chan, maybe Horchata. Whatever the case, I passed on the drink, but the food was excellent.

Thank DondeEsta6409
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2015

Everything that Chinita makes is very delicious but i crave her homemade pasta with special delicious sauces. She also makes amazing tiramisu and panna cota. This is my must place to eat when I visit Jaco.

Thank Gigi338

Travelers who viewed Chinita Pacific also viewed

Jaco, Province of Puntarenas
Jaco, Province of Puntarenas
Jaco, Province of Puntarenas
Jaco, Province of Puntarenas

Been to Chinita Pacific? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bohio Street, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: 85016651

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chinita Pacific staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?