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“Flavor Abounds”

Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar
Ranked #3 of 168 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Fort Dodge, IA
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Flavor Abounds”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

My wife and I decided to try Graffiti. It was quite enjoyable, from the specials on the chalk board to the regular menu items. It is located in a strip mall, so the ambiance is not spectacular, but they have achieved their theme with graffiti on the walls.

  • Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome Steak... Pricey but fair.”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Overall great food, the coffee steak is awesome. Great service also. I would give it 5 stars but both times I have been there they have undercooked my wife's meals, the second time being the pork chop which is the last meat that you want undercooked. Not cheap, but high quality and generally worth it. Unlike most restaurants in Costa Rica, tax and service are added to the menu prices (23%) on the bill. I also don't see that noted on the menu which is a little deceiving in Costa Rica cause generally its always included in the price or its clearly noted "plus tax and service". Atmosphere is nice, good music and comfortable decor when you have the plush couches. Overall the awesome steak makes it worth coming back for me, but tough sell for the wife after 2 undercooking mishaps, but will return with friends.

  • Visited October 2013
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graffitidan, Manager at Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
well shoot! Get that girl back in here and her Dinner is on us : ) Thanks for taking the time to write us a review!
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Irvine, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“SCRUMPTIOUS! One of the best meals .... EVER.”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

My husband and I were in Costa Rica in September ... met a couple of gals from Florida at our hotel that told us about Graffiti ... and Kate. We set out the next night looking for a good meal and ended up with one of the best dinners we've ever eaten. The drinks were good, the salads delightful and neither one of us left a morsel on our plate! Incredible service as well. And found some great treasures at Urban AWOL to take home with us. We will be back!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Troy, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Great place. Food was amazing. They are known for their coffee encrusted steak. They have a lot of specials in addition to the regular menu. Food was cooked to perfection.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Karen445
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Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Fantastic.”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Great food and atmosphere. We were in Jaco for half of our honeymoon and a friend recommended Graffiti - we were far from disappointed. The service was quick and efficient, and the coffee rubbed tenderloin was insane!!!! Also great was the Tuna tar Tar Tower and the Crispy Shrimp. Surfer chill setting and off of the main strip. This restaurant would rock if it were anywhere in the states. Keep it up y'all - we will definitely be back when next in town... hopefully soon!!!!

P.S. We went 2 nights in a row!

Visited September 2013
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