Restaurants, Clubs & Shops
The Backyard Bar & Restaurant is located right on the beach in Playa Hermosa. This is a great casual place to stop for a bite to eat or a few beers after surfing. Eat and drink while watching some of the best waves in Costa Rica crash on the beach. Backyard has Surf Contests and live entertainment every Friday and Saturday afternoon which draw a fun crowd. of surfers, locals & visitors. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Jaco Blu is located right on the beach in Jaco and is a pool club, a restaurant and a nightclub mixed into one. Think large cushioned lounge chairs surrounding a big pool while getting service cold beers with good music playing and the pacific Ocean as the backdrop. Great place to go with friends any day to get your day buzz going or to watch the sunset. Jaco Blu really gets going on Wednesday night for Reggae Night and Sunday’s pool party during the afternoon. Open 7 days a week
Side Street Bistro
Side Street Cafe is the newest addition to the Graffiti family. Side Street’s focus on a tasty spin on some of lunch’s favorite sandwiches. They have all the classic like chicken and Cheeseburgers but also add a number of sandwiches that are hard to find in Costa Rica. Everything is made in house including the bread and they have an herb garden on one side of the open air restaurant. Side Street also have a small Microbrewery and offer some of their own beers along with unique cocktails and freshly made Ice tea and Lemonade. Side Street is open for lunch at 11am and is also open Friday-Sunday until 10pm for dinner. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for special events and musical guests. Located on Calle Copacabana betweek Isaga Restaurant and Jaco Blu.
Lemon Zest is one of Jaco most popular dinner restaurants in Jaco. Lemon Zest is run by the Lemon’s, a husband and wife team. Chef Lemon is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and ran several of his own restaurants in the US before heading south to Costa Rica. His Wife, Nellie, runs the front of the house. Lemon Zest serves up international such as Duck with Sweet and Sour Blackberry Sauce, Lobster Francaise and Caribbean Jerk Pork Chop that you would see in great restaurants in the US but not typically seen in Costa Rica. Lemon Zest is located in on the second floor of Plaza Jardin(50 Meters North of Mango Surf Shop). Open 7 nights a week from 5pm-10pm.
El Hicaco Seafood Restaurant
El Hicaco is the Guru’s pick for the best atmosphere and most romantic restaurant in Jaco. They are located right on the beach and have a large open air deck where you can enjoy the breeze coming off the ocean as well as the sound of the waves crashing. This restaurant specializes in Seafood and has all the local caught seafood you would expect to see like lobster, tuna and shimp. Elegant, delicious & comfortable for couples and groups of any size. El Hicaco is located at the end of Hicaco Street which is a small side street that runs off of the Main Strip in Jaco across from the Red Cross(Cruz Roja) office.
The Hook-Up Bar & Restaurant
The Hook-Up is a casual restaurant and bar located at the Los Suenos Marina. The restaurant is on the second floor overlooking the impresssive collection of boats in the marina. The Hook-up is run by Marriott and has the quality and service that you would expect at one of their restaurants. A wide variety of salads, sandwiches and entrees with an emphasis on seafood. The perfect place to relax after a day of fishing, golf or to bring the family to enjoy the scenery. Open for lunch and dinner.
Le Loft has been one of the most popular nightclubs in Jaco for the last 6 years. Le Loft is located on the second floor of the big red building across the street from Los Amigos and Pops. Le Loft is an upscale nightclub offers bottle service to those in VIP and has GoGo Dancers every night they are open. Le Loft is one of the few clubs that is open late with a closing time of 4am. Great Resident DJ Chris Jofre and frequent international guest DJ’s. Open Tuesday through Sunday 9pm-4am.
Graffiti is a small dinner restaurant located in the Pacific Center in Jaco next to KFC. They describe themselves as “Ghetto Gourmet, is to appeal to anyone with a fine palette for food + drink in a comfortable and artistically eclectic atmosphere.” They offer a nightly menu which features locally sourced food combined in ways that will make you drool. Most knowledgeble and professional staff in Jaco. The restaurant is open Monday-Saturday from 5pm-10pm. The restaurant seats approximately 30 people and is frequently full so it is best to make reservations. Graffiti frequently has live music and special events on the weekends.