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Marisqueria la Ostra

$$ - $$$
Latin, Seafood, Costa Rican, Spanish, Central American
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Quebrada de Ganado | calle Bohio 07, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
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308 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is unpretentious, but serves very good seafood. Must try the whole red snapper... it is very tasty, as so many other dishes. Good service, good parking, good value for money!

Thank GabyML1301
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a quick lunch and didn't have high expectations but this place turned out to be great! Food was yummy and our server was very friendly and helpful. Try the fresh mint lemonade!! One of the best meals we had during our stay!

Thank EZachary824
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood restaurant off the side of the road. Looks clean. Smiling staff, and quick service. Parking right out front, but few spaces. We had salads which were delicious and of good size. Smoothie was watery, but they accommodated us in adding no sugar. A tourist place I'm sure, and therefor somewhat prizy. Free wifi that works well.

Thank Anne-Sofie L
San Jose
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Pricey restaurant with small to medium size dishes. Regular to good flavor Kind of noisy some times due to live music. Not sure about freshness but I´d to trust them.

Thank AxCvMr
Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very nice place. It was quite large and very busy. Pleasant staff and good service. The pricing was a little steep for this type of restaurant. My lunch was $35 and I had a piece of fish and 4 shrimp. I actually misread the menu or I would have never paid that price for the food I received. I don't... More 

Thank Bill P
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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Another great recommendation from Carolina! After a little bit of confusion from our driver, we landed at the correct location. Finally tried ceviche, and it was awesome! As are most of CR restaurants, la ostra is open air. Once we arrived at the restaurant, a huge rain down pour opened up--and there was a person from the restaurant with umbrellas... More 

Thank Monica S
Hermosa Beach, California, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We are a family of 6. We like the food and the service. We ordered a Shrimp cocktail that was tasty but super expensive. We should have looked at the cost vs. value before ordering. The fish and the meal was good but the price was expensive. We had 3 glasses of wine and that was fair priced.

Thank Eric F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a good fish restaurant in Jaco, than you have to visit La Ostra. It was the best restaurant we visited this trip. I can really recommend it and I'll definitely come back next time I'm in Jaco.

Thank Kühn F
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The dishes are very good. A lot of garlic butter and some additional seasoning provides a very taste flavor to all the dishes we tried. Also very good service and clean.

Thank Mitch529
San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

When visiting the beaches around this area, we always go to "La Ostra" at least once. I look forward to having octopus with a touch of garlic. Grilled tuna is another favorite! We will be going back on our next trip.!

Thank Miguel S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Costa Rican, Spanish, Central American
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quebrada de Ganado | calle Bohio 07, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?