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“Good food. Certainly not a place to meet locals”

Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar
Ranked #2 of 171 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are a funky boutique style restro with a blackboard menu that changes daily with the local availability of the freshest products, fruits, vegetable, seafood and meats. We pride ourselves in the Slow Food movement and maintain by using local fresh, healthy and sustainable products from the region. We have no rules or boundaries when it comes to our food and our ambiance is just as eclectic. We are off the main track and a little difficult to find on purpose. Our concept: Ghetto Gourmet, is to appeal to Anyone with a fine palete for food and drink in a comfortable, climate controlled, safe and intimate setting.
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Had the coffee/cocoa marinated beef. Very tasty. The waiter -- an American from Florida there for the surfing -- was able to give a number of good tips on things to do locally. Look, the place is like a cool little neighborhood restaurant in the States. But a cool little neighborhood restaurant in the States is probably good anyplace you find it. But it that's not what you're up for, then you'll be unhappy here. Lots of other alternatives.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We read about Graffiti Restro on Tripadvisor and were determined to go during our short visit to Jaco. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent, the service was perfect and the eclectic decor is great. I had the tuna tar tar tower to start and was not disappointed. The plantain encrusted snapper special was incredible. The snapper was perfectly cooked and melted in your mouth. I ended the night with the Elvis special - a peanut butter stuffed french toast with banana. I wish I'd saved more room for it and could have eaten more. My fiance had the fish tacos for his main course and was not disappointed. Our only comment would be that the portions are large so you can definitely share a starter and a dessert!

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Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Everything about this place is cool, funky and eclectic. Heard about it for a week but found it on the last day in town and stayed another day just to each here. It was worth another day in Jaco.

The drinks are strong! No skimping on alcohol here.

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Thank Justin M
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Graffiti was an awesome culinary experience, the best of its kind in Jaco. An awesome blend of traditional and local tastes/ingredients with modern flair.

The coffee rubbed beef tenderloin is a must have for any meat eater and you can buy the coffee rub in the store connected to the restaurant which I did.

Cool atmosphere with good quality speakers playing cool music. Kudos to whoever made the playlist.

Katie was super nice and took great care of us.

Pura Vida

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Thank Johnny E
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

After experiencing a few other highly touted restaurant's in Jaco which included Lemon Zest and the Green room we thought we would try GRAFFITI. We were greeted at the door in our native tongue(English) which was a surprise but learned as we chatted with our waitress the owners are originally from the states although twenty years removed. The quaint restaurant sports a small bar and as the name suggests, eclectic décor and the best meal we had anywhere here in Jaco. We are here for a month and plan a couple return visits to enjoy the perfect mix of flavors that we enjoyed with our meal. This first visit we enjoyed a blackened mahi-mahi with a mango salsa served over rice with a mix of fresh grilled vegetables and a pork chop with a apple/bacon chutney served over garlic mashed potatoes and sauerkraut. The combination of flavors in our meals was amazing. The restaurant itself around 40 people so reservations are recommended as you certainly don't want to be turned away from this place! Our appetizers, entrée, bottle of wine and dessert was less than $100 dollars with our bottle of wine being a good portion of the cost. entrée were 17 and 17.50 so you can do dinner rather inexpensively if you go with out the vino! We will be enjoying dinner there again later this week and will be back to post photos and another review of our meal at Graffiti. This is a must stop restaurant if your in town!! Bon Appetit @Graffiti!!

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Thank icu131
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