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Outback Jack's

$$ - $$$
Bar, Barbecue, Australian, International, Central American
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75mts south of the bus stop | Near Ruta 4, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0293
Fri - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
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West Deptford, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing atmosphere; very eclectic. Loaded with campy antiques and wire sculptures. To say nothing of the baskets of spectacles sprinkled about. All of this in a beach front Costa Rican Caribbean milieu. The owner is really named Jack and is a long time Australian ex-pat with a fascinating past that he is more than willing to share. And on to... More 

Thank Alex072944
Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a must see! It would take you hours to really look at everything around this bar. It is unique and there is nothing else like it in Puerto Viejo! We had lunch (they have a cheap eats menu which was great for us!) here and it was delicious and we also spent a night drinking at the... More 

Thank KorbyMiller
Frankfurt, Germany
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185 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ORIGINAL,Jack the owner, very friendly.Hamburger very good.Ingrediences included egg,beet slices,piece of pineapple,onion.Very excellent homemade hamburger bun-made by his wife.We purchased 2 buns to go-sometimes difficult to find good bread in Puerto Veijo.Fries very good.Prices reasonable.Jack very helpful with local travel information.THIS EATERY IS LIKE GOING BACK IN TIME FROM THE BRESSLER PHOTO ENLARGER TO THE OLD MOTORBIKE.Deffinately go there...

Thank David S
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Looked forward to visiting here but I was really surprised at the condition of the place. It has seen better days years ago. Everything just looked so worn, even the plastic chairs were discolored. The owner-bartender matched the decor and seems like he just rolled out of bed. I noticed he was drinking 2 beers at once. Food was just... More 

Thank Whitecat11
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stopped at Outback Jack's one afternoon for a beer, while on our honeymoon in Costa Rica. The owner and his wife were so nice and we had a blast hanging out and chatting!! We didn't try the food but would have loved to!

Thank heatherlayton
Des Moines, IA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 nights too few at Jack's over the course of our 9 day vacation in Puerto Viejo and were sad to have to say goodbye to owner/bartender/DJ Jack, his wife/cook/waitress Penelope, and permanent bar stool resident and conversationalist, mean Gene. It wasn't just the great fish and chips, reasonably priced and well mixed drinks, or hilariously witty and... More 

Thank nlh021983
Hamar, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I was here with a few girlfriend of mine, and took some drinks. The owners were so Nice and the drinks were amazing! The atmosphere was nice, and we really loved how they had decorated the place. My new favourite spot! :)

Thank ingbn
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We ate here twice on both visits to Puerto Viejo at lunchtime. The food was consistently good, the beers were as cold as you could get them and the home made lemonade was a feast for the eyes as well as being really refreshing. The music was great, the conversation with the owner was great. The decor is really unusual,... More 

Thank jade_red
OutbackJacks, Owner at Outback Jack's, responded to this review

Hello Jade, Thanks for your lovely review. The feeling is Mutual about the Conversation, safe travels and hope to see you again. PURA VIDA Mate! More 

Punta Uva, Costa Rica
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119 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The owners want to sell. That means the passion is gone. Really nice people who are just... done. Potential for lots of business but their prices are outrageous. I have had 3 meals there - beautiful food, really good. Just ridiculously expensive, even for Costa Rica. Sometimes love of money is our undoing.... Best of luck, Outback Jacks.

Thank SocklessJ
Oakville, Canada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I did not eat at Outback Jacks, because I was travelling on a budget and the food is a bit more than I wanted but the food does sound amazing. **they also have a backpacker menu which is more basic and much more reasonably priced I stopped to have a drink at outback jacks, and seeing as it was Happy... More 

Thank gotheopenroad
OutbackJacks, Owner at Outback Jack's, responded to this review

Wow thanks! Maybe next time you can have a nibble :) it was a great pleasure meeting you, look forward to maybe seeing you in the future. Have a great time in C.R an travel safe. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Barbecue, Australian, International, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75mts south of the bus stop | Near Ruta 4, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0293
There's a place in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica that is giving people something to chat about.

Conveniently located 75mts south of the bus stop, and just a stones throw away from the beautiful Caribbean sea....

Outback Jack's is a spectacular establishment with great food, a funky vibe, and fun atmosphere.

With our array of barbecued meats, fresh seafood, homemade soups, and sauces; we strive to make every taste bud in your mouth happy....

This is the place to celebrate any occasion big, or small..

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