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Top Choice International in Jacó

Graffiti

Graffiti is tucked away at the Pacific Center; its decor is what you might expect from the name, and live music on weekends ups its game, but the spotlight here is fixed on the plate. The famous cacao-and-coffee-enc…
Top Choice Fusion in Jacó

Lemon Zest

Chef Richard Lemon (a former instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Miami) wins many accolades for one of Jacó's swishest and imaginative menus. The roster of upscale standards – Caribbean-style jerk pork chop, red-quinoa-cru…
Top Choice Fusion in Jacó

Side Street Bistro

Ever since it opened, this little bistro has won over local and visiting fans with fresh, creative sandwiches such as the BBQ-pulled-pork sloppy joe, coffee-and-cacao-rubbed tenderloin and the reuben and the shrimp …
Top Choice Indian in Jacó

Namaste

You'll find this friendly little place by the delicious smells of Indian spices. Breakfast specials include shakshuka (Israeli-style eggs fried up with tomatoes and herbs), while the rest of the day you can feast on…
Japanese in Jacó

Tsunami Sushi

Reservations are recommended at this sleek and popular sushi spot, one of the best on the central Pacific coast. We're particularly partial to their spicy tuna and ghost rolls, and cucumber martinis. Play your cards…
Fusion in Jacó

Green Room

With an emphasis on creativity and fresh ingredients (these guys work with local organic farms), Green Room serves imaginative fare such as sweet-potato-crusted mahimahi, seared tuna with tamarind glaze and ribs wit…
Seafood in Jacó

El Hicaco

This oceanside spot brims with casual elegance and is regarded as one of the finer dining experiences in Jacó. Although the menu is entirely dependent on seasonal offerings, both from the land and the sea, the speci…
International in Jacó

TacoBar

A one-stop shop for grilled fish, salads and smoothies. Get your mint lemonade in the gargantuan 1L size or your greens at the salad bar featuring more than 20 kinds of exotic and leafy components. And, of course, t…
International in Jacó

Caliche’s Wishbone

Overseen by the charming Caliche, this has been a Jacó favorite for years and years. The eclectic menu includes pizzas, pitas, blackened tuna sashimi, pan-seared sea bass, and fish and shrimp tacos, though its justi…
Costa Rican in Jacó

Soda a Cachete

Although many of the local sodas have been pushed out by gringo palates, this little place survives through its loyal following, who drop by for huge, excellent breakfasts and set lunches. A few bucks will get you r…