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Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill

££ - £££American, , Seafood
Meters North Of Best Western Hotel 'On' Jaco Beach 300, Jaco, Costa Rica
+506 2643 3327
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (20 reviews)
“nachos” (9 reviews)
“ceviche” (9 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Meters North Of Best Western Hotel 'On' Jaco Beach 300, Jaco, Costa Rica
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121 - 130 of 259 reviews

Reviewed 20 April 2015

Really quaint spot on the north end of Jaco Beach. Rustic and open air. Good food and reasonable prices. I had the BLT and it was great can't vouch for anything else. But I will try it again in the months to come. If you...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

After work we stopped by to grab a meal. Asked the waitress how long normally the wait is for our plate. She said around 20 minutes. Ok no problem. 1 hour later and no food... as we are now fed up and late for our...More

Thank JacoToursCR
da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2015

Hola: I have the above reviewer's bill in front of me. He was charged $13.00 - not $18.00 - for 12 wings and a drink. He claims he can get the same down the street for $6.00. I'd like to know where. Perhaps in Panama?...More

Reviewed 3 April 2015

We rented a place just down the beach from Claritas. We were able to walk their with the children. We had lunch and dinner there. The signs all around inside the restaurant were fun to read. Food was good, it was comfortable and it was...More

Thank jerrilmadsen
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Great location and views on beach, but the poorest, slowest service in a two week visit to Jaco. Really disappointed as so many locals and friends talked so highly of this place...maybe we will try again someday. I don't mind slow service, but when you...More

1  Thank Olen M
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We sat and looked at the pretty Palm trees and beach while having fish tacos and Cervesa. Our food was delicious! Service was okay. We paid in US $ and the server tried keeping the $10 change as a tip!

Thank DiWelsh
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Food fairly good. Slow service, excellent location on the Pacific Ocean Beach in Costa Rica, chairs and hammocks to relax.

Thank Scheinin
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Located right on the beach, with hammocks, plenty of outdoor seating with umbrellas or open seating in the restaurant. Service is friendly but slow so don't be in a rush. Local food served as well as American-style, dog friendly. Reasonable prices for reasonable food. Recommend.

Thank TravelBlogger300
da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2015

Gracias amigo. We will continue to work on the service. Clarita

Reviewed 16 March 2015

This place really only has one thing going for it and that's its location. Just off the beach makes for great views. Sadly though, the food is average and the service is slow.More

Thank Jeremy K
da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2015

Gracias for taking the time to review our Restaurant/Bar. I have read too many reviews describing our Restaurant/Bar service as terrible to believe that the critics are just a few overly negative, critical, nit picking perfectionists like my mother-in-law. Instead I have seen the light...More

Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

Wait staff is terrible. Foods over cooked even for bar food. Drinks are over priced and weak. I would only recommend this place if you want a beer on the beach and you didn't want to walk far.More

Thank Laura H
da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2015

Gracias for taking the time to review our hotel and Bar/Restaurant. I have read too many reviews describing our Restaurant/Bar service as terrible to believe that the critics are just a few overly negative, critical, nit picking perfectionists like my mother-in-law. Instead I have seen...More

Reviewed 1 March 2015

On the beach open air venue with seafood and local offerings. Very popular with the locals and travelers alike and next door to Bahia Encantada.

Thank Ronald H
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Response from Wyatt2 | Reviewed this property |
You need to call and verify.... Sometimes email is not reliable there. You are not in the USA there, so everything is on Tica time! Pick up the phone and make sure you're set.
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Yes, Clarita's shows all sports.
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They did as of the beginning of May 2015!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:30
Thursday
09:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters North Of Best Western Hotel 'On' Jaco Beach 300, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 3327
Description
Clarita's Beach Bar & Sports Grill is located directly 'on' Jaco beach 300 meters north of the Best Western Hotel. Clarita's was the first Bar in Jaco opened in 1964 by Clarita's mom. Therefore, Clarita's is the favorite Restaurant/Bar of the local Costa Ricans. If you are coming to Costa Rica to experience the local culture come to Clarita's. If you are coming to Costa Rica to meet just Americans or Euros then go to the Marriott! Clarita's montra is "Dun Worry...Be Happy & Get Waco in Jaco". With that in mind, if you are an uptight or over demanding please come to Clarita's and we will happily give you an attitude adjustment. If you are laid back, looking for a fun time, great views of the beach scene and surfers, and/or wanting to experience the most spectacular sunsets in Jaco, then Clarita's is your ticket. Besides serving the cooldest and cheapest beer on the Beach and the goofiest cocktails in Jaco, Clarita offers a full breakfast, lunch, snack & dinner menu from 7:00am until Clarita gets tired or drunk and decides to close the kitchen (usually 10ish pm) Clarita serves fresh Pacific catches brought in daily by local fishermen ie. Red Snapper, Dorado, Ahi Tuna steaks and her unique ceviche. On Jacó's largest barbeque grill, Clarita also offers up local C.R. dishes of chicken, shrimp, burritos, enchiladas, pasta, pepper steak, barbeque ribs, and filet mignon. Like Clarita always says, "My cooking is sooo good I even eat it on occasion". **As of January 2013 you can even pig out on PIZZA CLARITA ... made fresh and to order in Clarita's brick oven! No item on the menu exceeds $15.00. Clarita is able to keep her prices low by cheating the other guy and passing the savings on to you! As for service, Clarita's girls will "eventually" find you even if you are sitting at one of her tables on the Beach or involved in a game of Beach Volleyball. However, if the Clarita girls don't meet your standards all we ask you to do is lower your standards. As for live entertainment: Every Thursday night Clarita hosts the Biggest Beach Fiesta in Jaco with $1 Beers from 7-9pm, Latina Musica and Dancing under the Stars to reggae, salsa, merengue and your requests until midnight. Friday is Tequila Karaoke night. Sing a song or dance with a Clarita girl on stage and get a FREE shot after the boos die down! Saturday is Guest Band Night and plenty more dancing. Sundays feature Clarita's world famous calypso band 'Dun Worry . . . Be Happy' and your choice of NFL or Baseball games off her 7 large screen satellite TVs.(Clarita is unfortunaley addicted to the Chicago Cubs... probably as a result of all the tequila she drinks.)
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