From Barbecue ribs, to USDA steak, handmade Italian dishes, spicy Mexican cuisine and and authentic Costa Rican fare – Jaco Beach has every culinary avenue well covered.
Jaco Beach restaurants have a variety and depth which is sure to keep even the most explorative palette busy for days, but amongst the bevy of restaurant options, the seafood in Jaco Beach is the main draw for the real foodies in town.
Jaco Beach Costa Rica offers an Eclectic Assortment of Dining and Restaurant Options
Due to Jaco’s prime coastal location and it’s reputation as an international fishing destination – the ultra fresh locally caught seafood is worth the trip to this region of Costa Rica alone. Jaco beach Costa Rica fishing is serious business, and when it comes to dining out in Jaco, you will have every opportunity to reap the rewards of the rich pacific waters off of the coast of Jaco.
Feel free to browse our guide to some of the best local restaurants in the Jaco area. Contact us if you have a restaurant you would like added to the list – their is no charge for listings as this site is a free resource for travelers vacationing in Jaco Beach.
At Hotel Poseidon on Calle Bohio in Jaco
Fine dining with an Asian flare.
506 2643 1642
200 meters North of the Best Western Jaco Beach
Featuring signature BBQ ribs, and a wood burning grill where you are welcome to bring your own fresh
catch and have it smoked to perfection. Blues and Jazz nightly.
506 2643 1975
On the main strip in Jaco
Great location for people watching serving pizza and authentic local fare, big portions and reasonable pricing.
Papas and Burgers on Calle Bohio in Jaco
Burgers and fries served up with an artsy beach vibe. A hostel is attached.
506 2643 5251
Arigto in Jaco
Arigato in Jaco
Pastor Diaz across the street from IL Galeon in Jaco
Authentic Japanese restaurant featuring Donburi and Teishoku.
506 2643 1947
Pecatti Di Gola
On Pastor Diaz across from The Wok and Budget Car Rental
A secret locals favorite spot with delicious homemade Italian specialties
506 2643 5867
Moose’s Pub and Café
Ground Floor of the Galeone Mall in Jaco
Hawaiian Style Pub fare
At Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls in Jaco Beach.
Fine dining overlooking and epic mountainside and gorgeous waterfalls. Highly recommended.
Hicaco Restaurant and seafood place
Ocean front downtown Jaco
Fine dining featuring prime lobster
506 2643 3226
Lemon Zest Restaurant
El Jardin Plaza in Jaco
Fine Dining with a diverse menu of international specialties.
506 2643 2591
Lemon Zest Jaco Beach
Calle Lapa Verde in Jaco
Healthy food offerings including Mediterranean and Vegetarian plates. Open late.
Calle Copacabana in Jaco Beach
An extensive wine list and dedication to using only fresh local ingredients are some of the highlights of this high end seafood restaurant.
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The Coffee Shop
On Pastor Diaz Ave across from Los Amigos in Jaco Beach
Open air seating for this bakery serving a variety of homemade fare. Great choice for lunch.
506 2643 3240
Graffiti Restro Café and Wine Bar
Pacific Center #23 In front of Cable Tica in Jaco
Romantic retro setting featuring seafood, Mediterranean cuisine and a plethora of eye catching artwork.
Big Rons NY Style Pizza and Subs
Next to Budget Car Rental
506 2643 2643
Across from Max X Menos in Jaco
Choice cut beef and exquisite grilled fish and seafood served through a variety of exotic cuisines including African, Asian, and primarily French.
506 2643 5535
Pizzeria Café Pastelria Los Pibes
100 meters south of Soda Hidalgo in downtown Jaco
Pizzas, pastas and homemade cakes. Featuring Argentinian empanadas, a house specialty.
506 2643 1146
100 meters north of Del Lagar in Jaco
Grounded Coffee, cakes, chocolates and sandwiches
Jimmy T’s Provisions and Gourmet Foods and Deli
Located at Los Suenos Resort and marina in Jaco Beach
Featuring USDA certified fresh beef, seafood, organic produce and imported cheeses. Try a gourmet deli sandwich while you are there.
506 2637 8636
At hotel Poseidon on Calle Bohio in Central Jaco
Daily lunch specials for $6 bucks including tax and dinner specials for $35. Serving a variety of American and Latin cusine.
506 2643 1642
Next to Budget Rent a Car in Jaco
Asian style stir-fry delacacies featuring several signature sauces including coconut-ginger, curry, peanut and special wok soy. Closed Sunday.
506 2643 6168
Los Amigos Restaurant
Located smack dab in the middle of downtown Jaco, at the corner of Pastor Diaz and Calle Pops
Burgers, flame grilled steaks, Thai food and a slamming late night bar scene.
506 2643 2961
Los Amigos Facebook Jaco
Paparazzi Ristorante Italiano
At the Del Moto 30 meters west of Hacia La Playa in Jaco Beach
A restaurant and a wine bar featuring cappuccino, expresso, fine Itallian fare and free WiFi
506 2643 2517
Rioasis Restaurant Bar and Pizzeria
Plaza Jaco. next to BCR Bank, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Known for their daily two for one pizza specials
506 2643 3354
Jalepeno Joes Mexican Food
Located in Central Jaco Beach
Authentic Mexican food including desayunos, almuerzos, and cenas. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner eat in or delivery. Closed Wednesday.
506 2643 2042
Your Private Chef Jaco: Chef Bruno and Maud (Pili Pili & Kaya) offer creative breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners with the formula that best suits your needs
Maud: + (506) 8397-6139
Bruno: + (506) 8995-4946