Dining and Provisioning Options Come Experience Pura Vida

Restaurants In The Resort

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There are a few restaurants which we would recommend trying. The resort has 6 restaurants and lounges as well as 4 waterfront establishments in the Los Suenos Marina. In the Marina, the Hookup features casual dining overlooking the marina and bay. It is the perfect place for a sunset cocktail and the latest fishing tale!
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The El Galeon creates dishes with a latin flair in an open air dining room with direct views of the bay.
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Two other waterfront establishments include the Lanterna Ristorante Italiano and Bambu which features Sushi and Asian Cuisine.
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Upstairs from Lanterna is the Terrace Lounge which features more casual dining and the sounds of local entertainers.
For a sweet tooth that needs satisfying visit Dolce Vita for comfortable patio dining. Al Fresco at the Beach Club features wood fired pizzas and flatbreads along with other casual dining options poolside. For more information on the Los Suenos Marina restaurants visit lsrestaurants.com
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The Marriott operates a variety of noteworthy restaurants from La Vista featuring Costa Rican and International dishes serving breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the hotel's pool deck, 18 & Greene is a nod towards a classic steakhouse with a wood burning grill serving lunch and dinner in a patio setting, the swim-up bar Arrecife Pool Bar and Grill serves casual food poolside, Bar Ocho is a central hangout lounge serving appetizers and other local specialties for lunch and dinner along with handcrafted cocktails overlooking the pool deck and views of the pacific ocean beyond, to finally Casa Del Cafe for grab and go beverages and snacks. For more information on the Marriott Hotel's restaurants visit: www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/travel/sjols-los-suenos-marriott-ocean-and-golf-resort/

Dining In And Around Jaco

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On Playa Herradura Juanita’s and El Pelicano do a fine job with typical Costa Rican fare. They will also cook fish that you have caught and add the sides for quite a feast.
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In Jaco, El Hicaco has beach side dining, the Poseidon Hotel has air conditioned dining in their upstairs sports bar and serves a good fresh catch. For a more casual atmosphere and local fresh ingredients try The Green Door Cafe, Side Street Bistro or Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar
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For a local surf competition check out the BackYard Restaurant and Bar in Hermosa located on the main highway just south of Jaco. The competition is held on Saturday around 4pm with live music but come early if you want a spot.
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Truly top notch dining can be found at the restaurant Lemon Zest located at the south end of Jaco www.lemonzestjaco.com or try the tasty pairings along with art and music at the Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar www.graffiticr.com
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Just a bit north of Los Suenos off the main highway is Villa Caletas. From their lofty vantage point, Villa Caletas boast great views of the pacific ocean and surrounding area. The Anfiteatro Sunset Restaurant and Bar sits right above a unique outdoor music theatre. It is truly a romantic spot for sunset dining or cocktails and worth the trip. www.hotelvillacaletas.com
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Purchasing Food Items

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If you want to stay close to home and relax, all the restaurants within the resort will deliver to the condo. Los Suenos Wine and Spirits, located in the Marina Village, have a wide selection of wines and spirits. Jimmy T's Provisioning and Gourmet Foods is also located in the Marina Village offering a variety of organic imported and local food items, necessities, prepared items as well as catering and private chef services. 2637-8636 www.jimmytsprovisions.com There is a local grocery store the Auto Mercado in Herradura Plaza about a mile from Los Suenos, facing the main road to Jaco, highway 34. They are well stocked with name brand items and have a good variety including fresh produce as well as a good selection of wine and liquor. There is an additional Auto Mercado in Jaco itself.
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Various vendors came be found on the main highways with a wide selection of produce and a range of prices. You will find what is currently in season. Lastly, on Fridays during season, Jaco hosts a farmers market selling wonderfully fresh local produce on the south end of town off the main highway. Jaco features various celebrations throughout the year so be sure to check with the management company or other tourist information sites to acquaint yourself with upcoming events as businesses will have different hours.

For those craft brew aficionados, one thing we tried recently was a craft brewery tour. Craft brews are popping up all over Costa Rica. Though we did not try it, Stiefel Pub in San Jose is supposed to have about a dozen craft brew offerings. Many operations are so small that they just sell to the local markets so one needs to keep an eye out. We found an operation outside of San Jose called Treintaycinco which offers several varieties and probably second in size to Costa Rica Craft Brewing Co. We were able to have a tour of the facility, sample the local brew and purchase T-shirts with their logo on it. There are a few places in Jaco where you can purchase some of these craft brews namely Green Room and Side Street Cafe but more will become available. Some other smaller craft breweries or brewpubs include Jaco Brewing Company, Manuel Antonio Brewing Company, Cervezas Artesanales Belmar and Lake Arenal Brewery with a host of others in and around San Jose.