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Chicken Joe's

Main Road | Accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
+506 2640 1110
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“yucca fries” (34 reviews)
“chicken” (170 reviews)
“ceviche” (35 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Main Road | Accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Chicken Joes is a wonderful place to eat lunch or dinner . Absolutely the best ceviche in town ! Yada and Billy are gracious hosts with an incedible menu !! You will not be disappointed !! Pura Vida Mitch

Thank Mitch B
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Just tried their chicken with pineapple BBQ sauce and the chicken was out of this world! Loved it! They also have amazing beer, hibiscus ale.

Thank Marie H
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The attention was nice. The food was really good and they do have the best fish tacos in town. However when paying for our food they advised us that one of the dishes was a little more expensive than what was shown on the menu...More

Thank Juank C
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Chicken Joes offers some of the best tacos in town. You should definitely try their Yucca Fries as a side....yummy!

Thank rika2410
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Hey!! Don’t let the simple facade faze you. This place puts out some amazing food!! Tasty tasty tasty!!!

Thank By-Land-Wind-or-Sea
Reviewed April 22, 2018

I'd be hard- pressed to decide whose lunch was better at this roadside foodie enclave. Our French waiter was wonderful and the food delicious- the Yucca fries were so good my 18 year old son had a side order for dessert while the rest of...More

Thank ArtemisBeth
Reviewed April 13, 2018

We had great food at Chicken Joe's and had fun people-watching the traffic on the street. Its affordable, tasty and our host & chef was super friendly.

Thank Angelika_KH
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Fun beach ambiance, great service, mediocre food. I had the fish tacos which were advertised as the best in Santa Teresa and I would not recommend them. They were battered and fried. I had the best fish tacos at Funky Monkey. My husband had the...More

Thank Nakasm70
William C, Helper at Chicken Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for your review .It is a shame you weren’t happy with the tacos .We think that the Panko breading gives the fish a great crunch and adds texture to the tacos .The sign you mentioned shows the pankoed ( breaded ) tacos as...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The fish tacos are amazing, as is the salad that accompanies them. The owner is very accommodating of dietary restrictions and knowledgeable about GF diet and cross contamination concerns.

Thank 918Kash918
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Really small restaurant on the main drag. Staff is super friendly and serves up great food. Ask to try their homemade hot sauce. FIRE!

Thank trubeo
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Questions & Answers
September 6, 2018|
Response from Konachicks | Reviewed this property |
Says closed for the month of October, but reopens after season
September 6, 2018|
Response from tranquiloleo |
Yes they are closed until Mid November.
January 8, 2018|
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Response from William C | Property representative |
The restaurant is closed in October but I may be able to help you depending on our travel schedule .Billy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 1110
Relaxed beach food restaurant serving rotisserie chicken ,tacos ,ceviche and other items with a Peruvian flare .
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