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“Great typical food, atmosphere”

Isaga Bar and Restaurante
Ranked #33 of 176 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed May 15, 2013

I especially love going to Isaga late at night to eat and get a few Pilsens with friends. Many of the restaurants in Jaco close by 9 or 10.

Great ceviche (be sure to ask for tortilla chips instead of crackers), casados, arroces (rice dishes) and more.
The kitchen is always open late (usually until at least 1am) and good beer prices.
They say they've been open in Jaco since 1987 and seem to have the clientele to attest to that.
For me this is a classic Tico establishment amidst a Jaco that's been developing rapidly to cater to backpackers and ex-pat high rise condos.

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Thank Andrew E
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Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

If you want a place that is totally Americanized definitely don't try this place. After staying near to Jaco for a few days, our surf instructor gave us the tip to go here and it's the best restaurant and cheapest we ate at in Jaco.
I hate the fish in a tomato sauce and my boyfriend had the traditional casado. Both were amazing, huge portions (way more than enough for a hungry eater), and delicious. The whole meal with beers was 50% less than most other places in Jaco.
As well, there was a soccer game on during our meal and locals flocked here to watch the game--which was awesome to be a part of!
Overall, a definite high recommendation!!

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Thank Liz01234
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Extra large plates of awesome tasting food for a very low price. Off the beaten track of tourist places - but well worth looking for this place. Not 5 star dining, but 5 star food in what the local people say is the best value in town. Affordable, excellent local food, a place we went often for lunch & dinner!

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Thank Bahamaer
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Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a good local restaurant and this was perfect. Casual, Costa Rican spot with great prices and great atmosphere (music, bar, friends). We had ceviche and the soap de mariscos based on a friend's recommendation. Both were excellent and by far the best food we had in Jaco. Staff was super friendly and overall a great spot off the main road in Jaco.

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Thank Jkmbac
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

While in Jaco six of us ate here on numerous occasions. We were introduced to the locals hangout by of course, a local. The sea food is delicious particularly the fish fillet done in garlic. The ceviche is also one of the best around. Prices are extremely reasonable and the atmosphere (you guessed it) beech local. Highly recommended. Excellent staff make you feel at home. Average price $6-10 a meal.

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Thank ASYOULIKEIT613
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