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“Worth the visit...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jungle Love Cafe - CLOSED

Jungle Love Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Fusion, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We are a small family run restaurant that is located below our home. Our food is a fusion style of flavors that we love and hope you will too. We try to have a little something for everyone. Everything is homemade and we use almost all locally sourced ingredients. When you come to eat at Jungle Love you are eating in our home....We hope you feel welcome and at ease. And we can't wait to meet you. :)P
Oshawa, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth the visit...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We were staying in town in Puerto Viejo and the restaurant is just down the coast a little bit, so we planned out visit for an evening when we had rented a scooter. Pulled in and the owner sadly greeted us with the information that they were full and without reservations we would need to return another time. Surprised us a little because what we had read said reservations recommended during high season but we weren't there in high season.

Returned the next night and as we chatted with the owner again he revealed that they were short-staffed the night before and while he had more table available in their overflow area he didn't want to seat people and not be able to provide the quality he wants to maintain. We respected that and appreciated his integrity so points for that. The food was very good, although the pizza I had wasn't the best of the pizzas I had enjoyed during our trip. Having said that the house-made hot sauce condiment was outstanding and added a beautiful heat and flavour punch to the food - enough so that we bought a jar to bring home.

Would definitely return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SteveViau
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San Luis Obispo, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our special night out in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We came here by way of a recommendation from our hosts. I'm glad they made a reservation as the place got pretty full throughout the night. I wouldn't recommend going without one. We started off with some garlic lemongrass shrimp dipped in a chipotle sauce. I became instantly addicted to the sauce so we ordered the chipotle chicken and sea bass in a garlic lemongrass sauce. They were out of the tuna which I was super bummed about because our hosts hyped it up. The chipotle chicken was fall-off-the-bone tender and the lemongrass sauce was really flavorful. The owner even pointed at the bush from which he was going to cut the lemongrass for our meal. Love that. The service from the two owners was outstanding too (the male owner...I forget his name...was really cool and funny. We could be friends in real life). Desert was a chocolate torte thingy with a fresh raspberry sauce - also fantastic. Definitely recommend going here!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NS93401
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Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“We had hoped for phenomenal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Since this was the #1 restaurant on Trip Advisor we kind of expected perfection and it was ok.

Everybody is allowed an 'off' night and I think we were there on their night. Our food was ok but not fabulous. We had the sea bass and it had some bones in it. The wine was not very good and not very cold. The pesto pasta with chicken was the highlight of the meal. It had fresh delicious flavor!
We will give this place another try next time we are in CR.

The ambience is good and the service staff/owners are super kind fun people.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Allen5vaca
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good folks making good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

The Salad was fresh, the drinks delish and the Ahi-simply divine. Great options for vegetarians too. The music and the vibe brought us back a second time. Don't sleep on this quality slice of good grub while in the area.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Tami B
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Oakland, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Great food and atmosphere. Run don't walk here..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

My daughter and I really enjoyed hanging out and eating there after a wonderfully long day exploring. so much so that we must have eaten there 8 times during our two week visit. My favorite was the sea bass and the pizza was also popular. But really you can't go wrong with anything you order. Everything on their menu is delicious and fresh including the deserts...i think I tried them all. :) and was never disappointed. The place is clean and has a great atmoshere too with good music and nice lighting. Lastly, the owners/hosts are such friendly and gracious people.. you are garanteed a good time. Run don't walk there you won't regret it. Enjoy!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lkt2000
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