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All reviews casado rice pollo quesadilla whole red snapper costa rican food great lunch excellent seafood love this place open air main street beach coco
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone we encountered in Costa Rica was a genuinely nice person. Our waiter was no exception! Very friendly and suggested the snapper-which was excellent. Our whole family had their own order of fried snapper and we all loved it. Also, their Pina Colado was the...best Pina Coloda we had the entire trip. It was like an ice cream drink. You can get it virgin or with booze. We took the booze!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I eat breakfast here every day. I love the waitress Carolina. She is so cute and sweet and puts up with my attempt at Spanish. I’ve been going there long enough now that she gives me a hug the day I walk in and the...day I leave. I love the Gallo Pinto Con huevos. I order the first typical breakfast on the menu and I have it EVERY day. I love this place.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 10 March 2020

We went into this little charmer because I liked the wooden tables & chairs and the woodwork outside. The waiter was very pleasant, spoke perfect english, and the food was very good.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 February 2020

Delicious food, friendly and professional service and reasonable prices made Jardin Tropical one of our favourite spots in Coco.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

My son and I passed this place right near the beach in Playa del Coco and stopped in for lunch. It seemed like locals frequent this spot, which is a good sign. My son raved about the great portion of really well seasoned octopus rice....It came with a nice salad. My fish Casado was made with grilled Mahi Mahi and was the best Costa Rican food I had during this trip. We sat outside. It was a great lunch with a genuinely nice staff. The prices are good for this area. We will be back next time!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2020

Great local atmosphere and cuisine. Open air, street side tables a block off the beach. while a little bit slow the service was good. Well made and tasty chicken fajitas and quesadillas, rice, vegetables and sweet plantains.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 19 December 2019

This is one of our favourite places to eat. It has excellent seafood that is always fresh, as well as many typical Costa Rican dishes. The portions are very generous and it is good value for your money.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 21 November 2019

After we checked into our resort (Breeze Private Residence Club in Coco), we walked down main street to check out the beach and the atmosphere surrounding it. Cecilia at our resort recommended Jardin Tropical. I was a little skeptical because it is a super casual...open air restaurant steps from the beach. We sat at a table on the sidewalk. The service was great. The waiter even told us about the history of the traditional dishes they serve. I don't drink a lot of beer, but decided to order one here as they serve only the local beer. The beer came in a frosted glass with little ice crystal in the drink which I found so refreshing and delicious. I wan't very hungry, so I ordered the seafood soup made with milk and my husband ordered the whole red snapper. Both dishes were extremely tasty and served piping hot. I would definitely go back to this place the next time I am in Coco.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 30 October 2019 via mobile

I wanted to get out the first night for an authentic casado and theirs was perfect. The food and service were good.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 6 August 2019

The sweetest man runs this restaurant! We recently returned from a week long trip to Costa Rica- I had heard the seafood there was great and was looking forward to it. I had the jumbo shrimp when we went to Jardin Tropical and they were...the best I had the whole trip. The smoothies are huge and so yummy. You won't be disappointed if you visit this great spot close to the beach.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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30 June 2016|
Response from 348gemmay | Reviewed this property |
Hey there! Depends on the size of the group and how busy they are at the time, I think they have around 5 or 6 tables in there that fit 4 people on each. It's possible there's a 6 seater table but my memory is rubbish I... More
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