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US$4 - US$20
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Seafood, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have eaten twice in the last few weeks at Amara. Both meals were very tasty. Some of my best meals in Jaco! I highly recommend it!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came back for the second year in a row. After two weeks two years in a row now in Costa Rica this was our best meal again.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two dishes of fish: mahi-mahi, and shrimps. The mahi-mahi dish was delicious, fresh and quite light. The shrimp dish was on the heavy side with too much cheese, but very tasty. Wine was ok.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, amazing place, amazing service. This is the kind of place where you enjoy every single bite. All dishes were beautifully plated and they were exquisite.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the risotto, and it was spectacular. They recommended the tuna tartar and they were right, it was delicious. The pan a cotta for dessert was amazing. I would say that everything you order will be delicious. The experience was refreshing and surprising. By...far, the best restaurant we’ve ever visited in Jaco.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2022

My wife and I went twice: once for dinner and once for lunch. Both were reasonably priced and very good. At dinner my wife had a roasted fish. It would have been noticeably excellent at a three-star Michelin restaurant. What I had was good, too....We came back the next day and had Greek salads and hummus. Both were good, and the service and price were very reasonable. Bravi!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 22 December 2022 via mobile

Excellent service. Great food. Tuna tartare. White fish with caper oliv s onion. Chicken eggplant tomato hummus very tasty. Grilled sea bass with potato au gratin also very good. Great meal

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

Amazing food, ambient, personnel, so happy we found this place. Always ask for an advice from the waiter what to eat, they really know what they do. Would def come back.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 16 December 2022 via mobile

Amara is a gem if you love fresh flavorful Mediterranean food. There menu is eclectic and the quality is always fresh and consistent. The service is excellent. We love Patrick and Suki! The decor and upstairs patio are very relaxing. Go today for lunch or...dinner!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 December 2022 via mobile

Risotto with pelmenier mahi mahi recommended by the waiter. The plate was decorated nicely and in mouth-watering way. Dorado was cooked perfectly with excellent taste. Risotto was a good choice surrounded by butter sauce. Condiments were selected properly highlighting the taste of this portion.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 15 November 2022 via mobile

Everything was not only fresh but cooked to perfection. My tenderloin you could cut with a spoon! The mahi risotto is also to die for. We will definitely frequent this place on our future trips to Costa!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 November 2022 via mobile

The Bright White Building with lights twinkling upstairs and downstairs drew us to it. The welcoming upbeat greeting (in English once we said “Hi” instead of “Hola”), and the the fun bubbly personality of our waiter made us feel happy and at ease. The ambiance...and cleanliness was perfect. The drink menu so unique: rum with honey, fig, macadamia nuts was eye popping incredible at the first taste to the very last drop. The almond crusted sea bass with passion fruit sauce was fantastic with the cheesiest gratin potatoes. The ground beef gyro was a fantastic surprise with burt’s of flavor and fresh veggies. The presentation of the meals is a work of art. We have two more nights in Jaco. I want to go back two more times!! Great service too.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2022

My son (14) and I enjoyed the perfect lunch at Amara- the staff was friendly and the service was great. We shared an amazing healthy mediterranean style lunch.. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

Really good food. Clean, coozey and has a nice feeling about the whole place. Nice people who works there

Date of visit: September 2022
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MARKETINGJACO, Marketing at Amara, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2022

Thank you for your review! We are happy to read that you had a great time with us! Thank you!

Reviewed 8 September 2022

My girlfriend and I have stumbled upon this restaurant by chance during our travels in Costa Rica, visiting Jaco town and what an experience that was. After several visits, I must say this restaurant is just on another level. What struck us the most was...that each component of various dishes we had was prepared/cooked correctly and that is how you measure perfection. The attention to detail in every dish here was astonishing to me. Presentation, texture, taste, everything was perfect and the quality was consistent in every single visit. Even the lemonades were made with the same level of skill, btw. the strawberry lemonde was to die for. The praise however does not end with the chef. The environment of the restaurant, the music playing in the background, the professional yet warm and caring attitude of the staff, the whole ambience was simply amazing. We have visited the restaurant 3 times in our last 2 days in Costa Rica and even got a dessert on the house. We chose a coconut custard and wow, I must repeat myself in a praise of the chef's skills. Sitting back home now, thinking about our stay in Jaco, I am so impressed by Amara. Certainly one of the biggest attraction of the town. Many thanks to the chef and staff for enhancing our stay with some delicious food!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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MARKETINGJACO, Marketing at Amara, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2022

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to read that you had a great time with us! As you mention our team is fabulous, always taking care of every detail! We are honored to read that you had a great time with us....More

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Amara is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5