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Chicken Joe's

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Latin, Central American, Peruvian, Spanish, South American
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Main Road, accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

excellent and fun place. very easy to get a seat and order in a casual setting. Also free wifi! the sea bass tacos are crispy and there are a ton of sauces to choose from.

Thank Veronica G
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cheap but delicious tasting rotisserie chicken, and tasty desserts(passion fruit cheesecake is highly recommended) Rapid service and polite helpful staff. Perfect for a mid day or post surf snack. Other than chicken or veggie, the menu options are limited and it's road side location means it can get a bit of noise and dust

Thank Valerie B
Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food (ceviche is killer), good prices, super-friendly staff! Wish we ate there a few more times!

Thank Mark M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Year after year Chicken Joes keep making the best chicken with sides and sauces!! Pineapple BBQ sauce is my favourite! :)

Thank Jonathan H
Woody Creek
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here two times during our five day visit. Excellent meals each time. The habanero salsa was perfect! Miss it already...

Thank Valerie M
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I come back to Santa Teresa, Chicken Joe's is one of my first stops. I don't eat chicken, but my partner does and he loves it here, too. You have to try the fish tacos, yucca fries, and most importantly, the passion fruit cheesecake. Seriously, the best dessert you'll have in Santa Teresa. :) We love coming back... More 

Thank Lisa T
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Maybe it is expensive just for us, we are from Costa Rica, and spend almost $40 on a lunch for 2, 1/4 and 1/2 chicken and 2 beers. the food is good and the service is nice, however think prices are just high for what you get. or maybe it was just us that walked into the wrong restaurant that... More 

Thank maricoar
Kenmore, Washington, United States
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Family of 6 with 4 teenagers. Got the 2whole chicken meal for 8. Had the salad & French fries as our sides. All very very good! Salad fresh, French fries really good. (Could not finish them all, and that's saying a lot with 4 teenagers) chicken delicious!! Brought almost a whole one home. Did take a while, but worth it!

Thank Heidi M
Sofia, Bulgaria
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We ate there for lunch, place is next to the dusty road, but it was nice and clean. Portions were tasty and exact size for a normal lunch.

Thank pvpetkov
Squamish, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We loved this place. the food was amazing. Salads so fresh and yummy. Tacos perfectly cooked. Atmosphere staff everything top notch

Thank JJJ181771

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Peruvian, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa

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