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“Wish we would have picked someplace else.”

Poseidon Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 161 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: American, Asian, Barbecue
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Open 7am-10pm Daily. Breakfast until 2pm. Lunch until 5pm. Dinner 5pm-10pm. Our open air restaurant provides a casual dining atmosphere. Breakfast/Lunch are a combination of Mexican and American Classics. Dinner brings in the Asian Cusine, including our Famously Gigantic Ahi-Tuna Steak. Our Mahi-Mahi is the freshest you can get. Don't forget about Smoked items like Babyback Ribs, Salmon, Mahi Pork Tenderloin and more.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wish we would have picked someplace else.”
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

This place was not what we expected. A small noise sports bar on the third floor. We ordered the $35 special. The chicken lettuce wraps were served as ground chicken. The ribs had a funny flavor and were tough along with the under cooked vegetables. Two of us at the table had them and did not like them. I eat one rib and some potatoes and sent the rest back and was still charged full price and was not offered a discount. I personally would recommend someplace else. Many other great places in town. Try Wahoos.

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PoseidonOwner, Owner at Poseidon Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
We are so sorry to hear you did not have good experience at this Poseidon. As you can see most our reviews are very good. I personnally smoke the Ribs for 4 hours and have many, many, many compliments on them, most all of them are fall off the bone. If our server did not offer you discount, again we are sorry. Did you say anything to them? Vegetables undercooked, again sorry, many of our customers come in specifically for our Vegetables as we do not over cook them and take all of the nutrients out of the food. It is a very fine line and all folks do not like them the same way. Give us another shot, try our Famous Tuna Steaks or our Grilled Mahi. If you are carving beef or lamb, we have a few options. Also we suggest you guys might like sitting downstairs in our Restaurant. Sports BArs are not for everybody, that why we have both options. Let us know how you want your veggies cooked and we will gladly cook them a little more, we appreciate all of our customers and hate hearing we are loosing one.
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Miramar Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Down a side street and so great!”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Great little unassuming restaurant/bar on a side street in downtown Jaco. Fantastic service and even better food. We all had appetizers and then different kinds of seafood. I love finding local places like this with fantastic food. We go once a year and this place will be on our list every time.

  • Visited February 2013
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Canada
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Wonderful dining experience!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is our first night in Jaco & our neighbours invited us to join them at Poseidon for dinner. It was wonderful. There was 7 of us and everyone had a great dinner. The portions are very impressive and food is tasty. The waiter was very friendly. We all left feeling very satisfied and would love to go back again. Some of our group enjoyed their special for 2 people. ($35 for one appi, 2 dinners and 1 dessert)

  • Visited February 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Huge portions, good food”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Nice little bar/restaurant near the beach in downtown Jaco. Portions are huge and prices are decent so this is a good value. Several different seafood options and all looked good. We had the tuna and mahi mahi. Both were good and we couldn't finish either one. Very friendly staff. Definitely worth a stop.

Visited January 2013
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Fort Erie, Canada
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“Birthday Dinner on Calle Bohio, Jaco, C.R.”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We had the "2 people for $35.00 special" which gives you an appetizer to share, a choice of 2 entrees and a dessert (fudge brownie with ice cream or Bananas Foster).. My husband had a couple of beers and I ordered a mango smoothie and glass of red wine. The front of the restaurant opens out onto the street, Calle Bohio. Deliveries for the restaurant are made through the front door. As we waited for our meals a large truck sat idling noisily in front, a delivery man came in with meat in cryopacs under his arm. He stopped at our table to show us, saying it was beef tenderloin. Another man delivered 2 bottles of whisky to the bar. All the while some very loud gentlemen carried on a boisterous conversation at the bar.
This is not an intimate dining setting but the food was fresh, cooked at the front of the restaurant. For $4.00 I got a generous glass of red wine. Service was friendly and I have been spending my winters in Jaco for 20 years so I knew what to expect. Total bill for the meal with drinks was $50.00. next time I will order a different appetizer as the veggies that came with my steak were the same ones used in the vegetable tempura..

  • Visited January 2013
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