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Restaurante Whapin

$$ - $$$
Jamaican, Caribbean, Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican
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Calle 33 | 200 Norte El Farolito, San Jose 2152, Costa Rica
+506 2283 1480
Today
11:30 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

A good choice if you want to eat caribbean food in the capital. They have a great service, and the food it's great! Try their cocktels. The place close early.

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Thank Rebe1311
San Jose
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

I think they might have pulled out the oldest piece of chicken from the fridge since I had ordered a pretty strongly flavored sauce on it. After 4-5 bites I got a bite of something that just tasted...rotten. I stopped eating, no one asked what was up with my nearly full plate just sitting there. I did make mention of... More 

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1 Thank mokee
Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Located right outside of San Jose in a cool neighborhood, we ate there because it looked a little out of place, and interesting (I love jerk and Caribbean food)...a wooden shack in a nice neighborhood. Not wooden shack prices, though. We found another restaurant that was more authentic, and half the price.

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2 Thank Shands H
San Jose, Costa Rica
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

So we decided to have caribbean dinner and ended up going to Whapin. The place has a really nice atmosphere, it really puts you in the mood of being at the caribbean. I ordered a rice and beans and my friend a rice with chicken. The rice and beans was ok, had better ones, the rice was a bit too... More 

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Thank vmeyi
Luxembourg
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

This place has been recommended to us and we very much appreciated the unusual food for us, but it was simply delicious. Taste the meals with agua de sapo. Perfect service in a Caribbean ambiance. A place to visit.

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Thank RGa5
San Jose, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

if you want to eat caribbean food in the capital this is the place to go since it has a nice location and it combines the best of the caribbean food with a fine place to have fun

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Thank EstebanRojas
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

Eat here. It's good. Reasonable price. Great Patty. Good jerk sauce. Great juices as well. It's also in a nice neighborhood outside of San Jose...is that 100 characters?

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Thank Seth D
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

Great food at a reasonable price in a cool neighborhood outside of San Jose. They actually had a good jerk sauce, which was hard to find, even on the Caribbean Coast. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Seth D
Brevard, North Carolina
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128 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

We ordered ron don (anything the cook can run down), which was a kind of seafood stew, and it was excellent. My wife and I each ordered a medium size bowl and it was almost more than we could finish. This probably was my favorite meal in Costa Rica!

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Thank Quertosomo
San Jose, Costa Rica
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

This is a typical caribbean restaurant from the Limon province of Costa Rica. Try the rice and beans, the Pati and Rondon ( seafood soup ). Most of the dishes are prepare with coconut milk. It's a casual restaurant in which you can taste the authentic food from Limon and have a cold Imperial beer. Nice to hangout with friends,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
Jamaican, Caribbean, Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 17:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 33 | 200 Norte El Farolito, San Jose 2152, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2283 1480

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