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Jefe's Restaurante & Cantina - CLOSED

Road to Manuel Antonio National Park | 100 mts North of Bamboo Jam, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0055
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4 Mar 2014
“Jeff closed Jefe's in November 2013”
20 Sep 2013
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, American
Road to Manuel Antonio National Park | 100 mts North of Bamboo Jam, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

The gringo gave it a good run. Passionate about food, but it's over, closed, done, finished. Problem is too many x100 eateries in Quepos/M.A. for a declining tourist population in an 8 month tourism season.

Thank Tomas M
Reviewed 21 September 2013

This review is late , but better late than never!! Myself and my 18 year old niece stayed at Plinio Hostel (good place too!) and we come from Texas....so we LOVE Mexican food! We ate at Jefe's place at least 4-5 times and tried alot...More

Thank margolu
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Read excellent reviews; 11 of us headed over in the rain for dinner only to find them closed for the season. Would have been nice for our hotel to have told us when we asked for directions: that will be a separate. Review.More

Thank Cybrpinn
hefe_jeff, Owner at Jefe's Restaurante & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2013

I apologize for not being able to accommodate your group but as is the case with many business' in this tourist community and others around the world we have high and low season and many businesses choose to close during the low seasons. I do...More

Reviewed 17 June 2013

We started off with a refreshing $2 margarita and then ordered the chips and guacamole which was chopped and mixed with just the right ingredients. It tasted great on the crispy chips. If you like a little extra heat in your guacamole ask for their...More

Thank WYTraveler04
Reviewed 7 May 2013

So I think we really lucked out finding this place to eat for dinner. I recall passing it in the car on the way to our hotel upon first arriving in Manuel Antonio/Quepos and really wanted to check it out When we arrived, Jeff (the...More

1  Thank RebeccaSharpe
Reviewed 25 October 2012

The service wasnt the best but the food was delicious. We were looking to have some Mexican food in Costa Rica to try something different. The margaritas were so good and if you get there before 6pm they are $2 !! Totally worth it. The...More

Thank gperdomo702
Reviewed 9 October 2011

Finally some real mexican food and a great atmosphere!

Thank TravelTime619
Reviewed 4 October 2011

We stayed at Hotel Plinio for a few nights recently. Since the hotel is a bit far from most of the restaurants, we ate at Jefe's a few times. The food was excellent. Try the steak taco salad. It was delicious. Also, the breakfast tacos...More

Thank WarTravels
Reviewed 13 August 2011

Great place for Mexican food. Tasty and great portions. Get the seafood burrito and/or seafood taco.

Thank Laur2367
Reviewed 4 August 2011

The food here is cheap, fresh and delicious. Loved the guacamole and the tacos bravos. We stayed in Hotel Plinio so we ate here for 2-3 meals a day for a bunch of days. The breakfast jam (pineapple i think it was) is awesome. Ask...More

Thank knc1220
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  • Address: Road to Manuel Antonio National Park | 100 mts North of Bamboo Jam, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0055
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