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Chicken Joe's

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Peruvian, South American, Central American
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Main Road, accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped by chicken joe's, and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is laid back and friendly. The service was great. We had the 1/4 chicken with awesome potato salad and yuca fries, and the fish tacos. Both excellent! I can highly recommend trying their homemade hot sauce. All in all a great experience. Thumbs up!

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Thank Oliver J
Machesney Park, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We actually went there in 2013, however, I cannot choose a date that far back. Super friendly owners, very chill place. Loved it!

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Thank megturley
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chicken Joe's features the tastiest chicken, the most incredible fish tacos and the absolute nicest owners and staff! The menu offers choices of tacos, salads, 1/4, 1/2 or whole chickens with an array of side dishes to choose from. my favorite are the yucca fries. they recently added a great beer selection and some peruvian dishes which i cannot wait... More 

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Thank CRCR123
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small quaint good service.Great lunch good take out.My teenage grandsons loved it. We ate several lunches there. Portion size great.Good food, excellent quick service.Prices very reasonable.

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Thank pegjacobson
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere, good beers, excellent chicken. The service was fast and the waiter was friendly. I would have eaten here every meal if my companion would have let me :).

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Thank Rachel D
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

A must-try place in Santa Teresa! The food was excellent! We loved the yucca fries and the garlic mayo. Danny provided excellent service; recommending some great local microbrews, and keeping 'em coming.

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Thank Michelle B
Martinsville, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Good food served well. Chicken is amazing, fish taco's very good, all the side choices go very well with mains. Nice people, good owners, cold beer.

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Thank David F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We went there twice. My girlfriend had fish and /shrimp taco and she loved it. I had a 1/4 chicken. The souces were really good. I love spicy food jalapeñobbq/Chipotleketschup and home made hot sauce are so good I want to fill my bathtube with it and dip myself :). As postre we had the chocolate torte very very Good!... More 

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Thank david m
Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Great atmosphere! Super friendly and laid back staff. A favorite of locals and tourists alike! Great food!

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Thank LizKNelson
Denver, Colorado
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We loved the fish tacos (and the staff) at Chicken Joe's. We didn't eat the chicken although we heard it was terrific. Don't be fooled by the name, the fish tacos were the best we had in Costa Rica. The owner and staff were wonderful and we highly recommend the place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Peruvian, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa

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