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Playa Jaco, Jaco, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2255
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San Francisco, CA
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Yes, the dining room is very basic - tables, chairs, flatscreen TV - but the food is the draw. I ate at Amapola maybe 10 times over the last two weeks, and all meals were very good. The menu doesn't change, and I homed in on my favorites pretty quickly: casado pescado entero (whole fish plate - the fish crusty... More 

Thank 1ProfessorCat
Riverside, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

What a great surprise! One of the best authentic Italian meals I've had outside of Rome. We had caprese, house Chianti, one of the house specialty pizzas, a fish with parm rizotto dish, tiramisu, finished with home made lemonchello. The wait staff was very attentive and social. We had a good time talking to the owner. Nice atmosphere with white... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I have walked by this place multiple times in the past few weeks. Today since I was in the area I tried it out. Good choice. Servers and owner very friendly and all spoke English (I was on my way to a Spanish lesson). Nice menu with variety and well priced (inclusive 23%). I had the special of the day... More 

Thank Bill P
Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2015

It was a great meal and a good price the very helpfull i do not know spanish but everything worked out well.The chcken parm was the best i have had outside of canada and the spagety w/ bolanyies sauce was off the hook.

Thank jerrykirkpatrick
Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Excellent food and service. I recommend the chicken parmigiana which was exquisite. I'll definitely go back next time I'm in Jac0.

Thank Robert B
Heredia, Costa Rica
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

I stayed in the Amapola hotel for business in Jaco. The hotel was ok as the beds were uncomfortable so I ended up pulling the mattress off of one and putting it on top of the other bed and sleeping that way. When I arrived I received a welcome cocktail which I poured out as I do not take alcohol... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

The Amapola, at the extreme southern end of Jaco, serves real Italian cuisine al fresco. We enjoyed chicken and a steak, served in a nice sauce with fresh vegetables. White tablecloths, a touch of elegance and tiramisu for dessert (of course every tiramisu in the world is different, so who knows how it's supposed to be?). We enjoyed our evening... More 

Thank bishikawa
Jaco Costa Rica
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

This place deserves to be discovered. They are adjacent to a Casino on the South end of the town. Amapola is a white linen table cloth restaurant with old world service. Their pastas and Risottos are world class, great pizza and very Italian. The only thing this place lacks is good marketing. It is one of the top five restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Playa Jaco, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 2255

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?