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Cocal and Casino Dining Area

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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Herradura, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Good food, friendlyn staff, large menu with lots of options. Located in the middle of town. Nice breeze if you sit out by the beach. Staff is friendly. Good value and lots of food with the casado plates.

Thank johnnieb47
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Be forewarned , this is a Brothel, as prostitution is legal in Costa Rica , the ladies are in full gear here.We went for dinner sat beach front to watch the sunset, and the other show LOL. The service was great, food was very good.The hotel and restaurant area very nice , there are no women here only middle age... More 

Thank coronaOntario
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We have taken our fresh caught fish to the Cocal and they will prepare it for you. Sometimes we are lucky enough to catch some Mahi and or some Tuna and they will cook it how you like it. I would not recommend their steaks but if you don't have your own fresh fish theirs is pretty good. The whole... More 

Thank P4232ZXmark
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Good and inexpensive food on the beach. On a sad note, the bar and restaurant is full of hookers. Doesn't make a great ambiance for family. The ladies give you an evil eye (if your female) and clog up the bathroom with their questionable activities. The crowd that visits is often boisterous and a lot of "locker room" chatter. The... More 

Thank jennyfinny
Mesa, Arizona
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

If you are looking for a fantastic meal with some of the best service that Jaco can provide, then this is it. Please don't bring the family. There's a number of working gals throughout the facility and kids don't need to be part of it. Okay to bring the wife and girlfriend, just give them a heads up. The women... More 

Thank Cheeto4242
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I had an excellent meal at the Cocal restaurant. The food and the service were of high quality. I had some chicken and it was perfectly done.

Thank Ronald S
Jaco, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Cocal lounge -- which you walk past on your way to the restaurant -- is a "working girls" hangout (which is legal here). So you get a glimpse of that side of local industry. The restaurant is a great place for steaks, with very attentive and professional servers. My wife finds the food portions more than she can eat,... More 

Thank hderryl
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is some of the best food I've eaten in a long time and the staff is second to none. I love the drinks they serve as well

Thank darrellharvey2016
Jaco, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We went there for dinner one night with a group of friends, we ordered a steak for two and it was more than we could eat..we ended up sharing it with everyone at the table. It was so delicious and tender..everyone enjoyed it.

Thank RetiredLinda1973
Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This hotel dining is excellent both at the bar and in the dining area! Expect quick service in both areas with very tasty appetizers or main courses. If seated in the dining area, get ready for a breathtaking view of the ocean while you dine. I absolutely recommend dining here! The price is right and the food is delightful!

Thank Parrish451

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: 506-643-3067

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?