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Reviewed 24 December 2012

This place it great for a nice meal and elegant dining. The food is a bit pricey for what you get, but the atmosphere is worth it if you're craving a nice outdoor beachside spot. While a couple other restaurants may have better food, this food is quite good and no others offer dining beachside or with a high end...

Thank Laura R
Naples, Florida
Reviewed 6 December 2012

Had late lunch here while visiting Jaco. Very modern and nice on the beach. Service was excellent, menu was good and food was tasty. Menu was more for dinner but we had no trouble finding a variety of dishes. Waiters all spoke good English. Would definitely eat here again! The view is outstanding of the ocean and surfers.

Thank GolfRocks1972
Denver, CO
Reviewed 30 November 2012

We had so many great meals on our trip, but this was not one of them. It s not that the food was bad, it was just nothing great. For the price, you want more. However, the playground and chicken fingers were a hit with our kids. Would I come back? Well, maybe for an app and cocktail at sunset....

Thank PumpkinDenver_CO
Breckenridge, Colorado
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We had a wonderful dinner - four of us ate four different entrees and all were delicious. We sat ourside - had a ceiling fan - watched the sunset and enjoyed this dining experience a lot. Restaurant was clean and well appointed - and food delicious

Thank nwackman
Tomball, Texas
Reviewed 30 August 2012

We had reservations to eat at El Hicaco Restaurant on August 22, 2012. There were 2 couples from Texas celebrating wedding anniversaries. We saw the advertisment on the web site and we were very excited about the "All You Can Eat Lobster Feast". We got all dressed up and got to the restaurant to celebrate to only find out that...

Thank Kathy W
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2012

We were told this is supposed to be the best restaurant in Jaco, but it was probably the worst place we ate at. There were only maybe 4 other tables there at the same time with multiple waiters and we had horrible service. I had the shrimp and they were so over cooked and not worth $20 plus. My boyfriend...

1Thank BC C
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 5 July 2012

This restaurant is located right on the beach with good food and good price and live music. I am not sure what people are talking about, I think people are expecting every things to be cheap in Costa Rice, not realizing the running business has cost too. I would come back again for their whole fish and mojito.

Thank Courtney L
Washington, DC
Reviewed 26 May 2012

The food at El Hicaco was just average--not great, certainly not horrible. The view is gorgeous (especially at sunset) and there is live music and a good atmosphere. Service was very good, but we were there for an early dinner and it was not yet packed. I would recommend going close to sunset for drinks and appetizers. The prices are...

Thank myra405
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 May 2012

Nice place, excellent location, but the food was expensive and not worth it.

Thank lindaL5678
Reviewed 26 April 2012

This restaurant was suggested to us by the staff at the hotel we were staying at. We did not stay at the El Hicaco Hotel, we only dined at the restaurant. During the time we ate here, there were only three other tables occupied, which was around mid day. I had the shrimp and pineapple cannelloni . It was good...

1Thank wohdonkey

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Address: El Hicaco, Jaco, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Also Known As:
El Hicaco Costa Rica/Jaco

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