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Backyard Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Central American, Costa Rican, Bar, South American
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APDO 284 Playa Jaco | at the Backyard Hotel, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
+506 2643 7011
Mon 08:00 - 00:00
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Islamorada, Florida
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flew in delayed flight and needed a bite with the kids. Stopped in and was greeted by friendly staff. Got really good cosadas (local dish), had a cocktail and then met the owner who happened to be on our plane! Told us about breakfast and the awesome surfing contest for the next day....we will tell you all about the surfing... More 

Thank TrinityFlKeys
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to stop and have a drink or bite while looking at the beautiful scenery. Has a cool vibe inside and a bunch of outdoor seating. You can even buy a beer there and drink it on the beach. I loved coming here on Saturday afternoons to watch the Surf Competition.

Thank JoshMassey619
Eugene, Oregon
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334 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not getting political but I came to get away from the states . The guy bartender is rude and the most unfriendly person on earth . It takes forever to get a drink or our bill . That is only because the bar was empty and he was always talking to his friend . We booked only two nights next... More 

Thank Anthony D
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

What an awesome experience. We were referred to this place by a local on our way back to Jaco from Uvita. Food is great, a little bit on the pricey side but you get to have the view of the small competition. Waves were huge when we were there, made the experience even more exciting! And there's also an open... More 

Thank R0W_4
Abita Springs
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It's a Bar, and a great one by all measures. The Beer is cold, they make good mixed drinks and offer bar food. Add to that they sit a few feet from the black sand of one of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica. They have a surf contest for Masters on Friday nights and on Saturday it's open... More 

Thank Marko_Salvetti
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little spot for my last night in Playa Hermosa. Lovely staff! Especially Mauro who let me practice Spanish with him. We went on. Friday night during their surf competition! It was so fun. The sunset was incredible... Best I've ever seen. I miss this place!

Thank Elizabeth W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Skip the food. It's okay, and won't kill you, but very basic and expensive. I ordered one beer, chips, salsa and beans for $15. However watching the pro surfers while sipping an icy beer is an experience not to be missed.

Thank MissBea H
Myrtle Beach, Sc
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206 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Always try to stop in for some lunch here. The view is amazing, serious waves crashing a short distance away. Staff and food is great.

Thank Ken2fortax
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This place has an amazing garden when you can sit, drink your beer/eat your food and just admire the beach and sea- it's super nice and definitely recommended!

Thank Shyamradia
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Stopped for the Sat. 4:00 p.m. surfing competition. You should get there by 4:00 for a table outside. Immediately felt the relaxing atmosphere. Had cocktails that were very good was a mix of locals and tourists various ages. I am older but felt very comfortable there. Enjoyed the fish tacos, had some better but not disappointed. For bar food it... More 

Thank kathryn h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Central American, Costa Rican, Bar, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: APDO 284 Playa Jaco | at the Backyard Hotel, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 7011

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