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“our best tuna steak ever!”
Review of Jungle Surf - CLOSED

Jungle Surf
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

It is not very convinced that we have been to this place for lunch, but what a surprise!!!!
The tuna steak with sesame and teriyaki sauce was the best we ever have, and probably will have... The fish tacos were also very good.
The place is very simple and the waitress did not speak english, but no need of any of that when the food is that good!
We tried to go back, on our way back to San José, but it was closed. What a pity!!!!

GO, GO, GO!!!!!

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Thank cess_venise
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We only went for breakfast and it was really good. The banana pancakes are awesome! and the owner is a super nice guy.

Thank Dassante
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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

I look forward to every meal at Jungle Surf. It's a simple little place but the food is outstanding!! Fresh, delicious mahi and tuna for dinner and the most amazing banana pancakes for breakfast you will find!!

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Thank Smdavis711
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We have eaten here for six years and keep coming back every time we visit Costa Rica. The menu has changed very little over the years, even though the restaurant has had three owners. There are four selections on the menu: tuna, mahi mahi, chicken, and pork. They're all good, but the fish are my favorites. The tuna is crusted with sesame seeds, is served with a soy-wasabi sauce, and can be ordered as rare as you like it. The mahi mahi comes grilled or blackened, and is always perfectly cooked. Both kinds of fish were guaranteed caught the same day. The sides of mashed potatoes and vegetables are perfect. The key lime pie desert with blackberries is tasty, even though it's frozen. Phillip and his wife are friendly, gracious hosts and they remember us year after year. The prices went up this year from $13 a plate to $14 -- first price increase in six years! Still a bargain -- the portions are huge.

Be aware that the restaurant is cash only and BYOB, though I think he serves Imperial beer now.

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Thank D_Baggy
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Just came back from Hermosa, and I must have eaten here at least five times in 6 days--the food is that good! I have been going here since 2006, and even though the ownership has change, the food has not and is still excellent! The new owner Phillip and the staff are great, very friendly! I highly recommend eating here if you are traveling to Playa Hermosa or Jaco; everything on the menu is great-- especially the tuna!!!!

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