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Chinita Pacific

#29 of 109 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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Bohio Street, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
85016651
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Iowa
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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La Jolla
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank DondeEsta6409
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Amazingly yummy! Homemade food, 2 specials for lunch. There are only maybe 4 tables. The kitchen is right there. A little larger than a trailer, but a hole in the wall. Food was delishious, for $6 entree with salad, rice and lentils plus a drink. Will go again and recommend highly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Meals
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

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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?