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Top Choice Craft Beer in Jacó

PuddleFish Brewery

From the same culinary gurus who brought Graffiti and Side Street Bistro to Jacó, this new microbrewery stationed in the glitzy new plaza Jacó Walk is the city’s first. On tap are several of PuddleFish's own brews, …
Top Choice Fusion in Jacó

Side Street Bistro

Recently relocated to the fabulous new Jacó Walk, this place bills itself as a food truck sin ruedas (without wheels). The small, often-changing menu includes creative sandwiches with roasted portobello mushrooms, t…
Top Choice International in Jacó

Graffiti

With shiny new digs in Jacó Walk, this long-standing favorite has upped its aesthetic appeal while retaining what first made it great: creative dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Tried-and-true favorites…
Top Choice Square in Jacó

Jacó Walk

This dainty new square, to which most of the towns’ best restaurants have recently relocated, is adorned in multicolored bricks, potted plants and pretty lights. The restaurants all offer outdoor seating and the who…
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 most imaginative menus. The roster of upscale standards – 'cold feet' duck, buffalo lobster bits an…
Mexican in Jacó

Juanita's

From the same restaurateurs behind Green Room, this new Mexican place in Jacó Walk wins for its innovative, fresh dishes and cocktails but also for adorable interior design and super-friendly staff. Nightly specials…
Japanese in Jacó

Tsunami Sushi

Reservations are recommended at this sleek and popular sushi spot, which over the years has expanded from the central Pacific coast to open three more locations in and around the capital. We're particularly partial …
Italian in Jacó

Amancio's

If you’ve got somebody to impress in Jacó, this luscious Italian spot will do the trick. The pizza’s delish, the salads are super-fresh and the off-menu seafood pasta dish, which comes with juicy lobster, is pure ho…
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…
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 mahi mahi, seared tuna with tamarind glaze and ribs wi…