Hi, I am looking to have a formal birthday dinner with some friends in or near Jaco. Preferably a well renowned steakhouse or seafood restaurant. What would you recommend? By formal I mean a place that enforces proper attire as well.
The best most intmate small but classy place we found was Lemon Zest! Service and food incredible!! Our rental company suggested it and it could not have been better! If yo wear shorts and flip flops to this place yo may feel uncomfortable! we were therelast month!
This Costa Rica! Pura Vida!! Casual and even barefoot is okay everywhere. Jaco is not a dress-up kinda town, never will be.
Jaco Beach is a very casual laid back place. And it’s HOT! Most restaurants are open air to allow some breeze. There are a lot of different international cuisines represented here and great local seafood. I would say American cuisine is probably not the high point of a trip to Costa Rica.
Agreed. Not much in the way of fine dining. I just came back from Jaco and i wouldn’t recommend getting dressed up for an evening dinner as it is super hot even at night. You will welcome the casual dress! I love the heat but even I was sweating like crazy in the evenings. Most of the places I vacationed tend to cool down at night but not here.
There isn’t many “formal” places around Jaco beach, most are bars or taco joints or small non fancy places. We went all over and never found a place even as nice as the keg, good luck
As far as I know it was pretty casual in the restaurants around Jaco. I agree with the the other answers. Try the resorts!
I cannot recall any restaurant that would fit your description of what you’re looking for, everyone we came across was casual
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