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Cocal and Casino Dining Area

Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (4 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Do not waste your time to walk down the block to the casino...unless you're looking for the other type of action the casino offers! Definitely not a family friendly atmosphere. If you want to gamble head ove to Croc's Casino. We're still upset that we...More

Thank Henry R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This has a great dinning area. Well air conditioned and five star service. The food is amply varied for your dinning tastes.

Thank James M
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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
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...More

Thank coronaOntario
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...More

Thank P4232ZXmark
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....More

Thank jennyfinny
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....More

Thank Cheeto4242
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
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...More

Thank hderryl
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
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Restaurant Details

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