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US$2 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Grew up in S. CAL. Very much enjoy Real Chicano food. El Chicano on the main calle of Jaco, CR is as good as it gets. Food, service, cleanliness, and great/fair prices. ***** A must DO, while in Jaco beach , Costa Rica.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the carnitas tacos platter and it was amazing! Sauces with the right amount of heat, big portions ,perfect amount of food! Great service! Will always support this joint!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had the most fantastic meal. My shrimp taco was huge and so flavorful and fresh. Husband had the carnitas tacos and loved them as well. Cooled off with a pineapple smoothie. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 7 May 2021 via mobile

We absolutely loved el Chicano. From the home made tortillas and authentic Mexican food to the cocktails it was awesome every time. We went multiple times the week we were in Jaco and loved it each time. The service was fast and friendly and the...food was delicious. Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 5 May 2021 via mobile

The food is soooo good. We stayed in Jaco for 4 days and checked out El Chicano. We had the enchiladas, nachos, and tacos. I would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 29 April 2021 via mobile

So how good can Mexican food be? I was hopeful but skeptical based on reviews. The margaritas are delish, the guacamole is on point, chips are fresh and the flank steak tacos are amazing. Don’t know why it’s all so good, but it’s that good!...My husband had the shrimp taco and raved about it!! Go here and feel confident in everything!! YummmMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 15 March 2021

This place is great! Everything about it is so appealing. The ambiance is fun and festive, very exciting upon entering. The staff speaks English, so that's another comforting plus. Its air conditioned, another comforting plus. And the attributes do not stop there! The beer is...ICE COLD the menu is both fortified, but not so much that you cant decide, and the food is AMAZING!!! I've gone BACK three times JUST for beer and nachos!! Each time I've gone, the staff is beyond friendly and helpful. This visit today was with my husband and the owner, Mike, was there. WOW what a great guy! He spent a considerable amount of time connecting with us as customers and then helping us with local information as new friends. We will definitely be returning!! Everything about this place is really spot on! Keep up the great work, Mike and staff. You are definitely doing something right!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021

El Chicano is right on the Main Strip in Jaco Beach. Food is Amazing, I recommend the Large Platter of Street Tacos. Margaritas are a Must try as well. Karol and Francella was perfect with the service. We all went here about everyday for a...drink, lunch or Dinner, hard to stay away!!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021

This place has some of the best mexican food i ever had if you are in jaco you should give this place a try. The service is on point and so are the drinks

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 18 February 2021 via mobile

My husband and I went there for a chill dinner and were blown away. The food is incredible. The best Mexican food we had the entire trip to Costa Rica. Service is great, they are so nice and attentive. The staff ensure you’re having a...fun time. And they have AC! Definitely go here if you’re in Jaco!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Chicano Mexican Food

Yes, El Chicano Mexican Food offers takeaway services.

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El Chicano Mexican Food is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5