One word...TERRIBLE! My husband and I went to El Hicaco based on reviews that it has the most amazing seafood in all of the Central Pacific Coast, and we were surely disappointed. As soon as we arrived, the service was terrible. The waiter was the farthest thing from helpful and did nothing but recommend the most expensive dishes to us, which were offered and served to us in a rush. The restaurant had no more than three tables there and we felt like we were in a factory where they push you out. The waiter only came to our table to see if we were done with our food, and never bothered to ask how we were enjoying our meal. We shared the shrimp and mango salad and the spring rolls appetizers and seafood bowl with grilled veggies and Costa Rican rice and beans for entree. The fish was tough and difficult to chew and often tasted and smelled fishy. We asked for a dessert menu to try and salvage the dinner, to find out that the chefs left for the night. What top notch restaurant doesn't give you notice that the chefs were leaving for the night? We decided to have coffee, which was also terrible. Costa Rica, a place known for it's amazing coffee, served coffee that tasted like tar. To top the night off, as we left, the waiter followed us to our cab to ask the cab driver where we were staying, which left nothing more than a sour taste in our mouth (more than the food did). Save your money to spend on enjoying the sights in gorgeous Costa Rica.
- Also Known As:
- El Hicaco Costa Rica/Jaco