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Backyard Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Central American, Bar, South American, Costa Rican
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APDO 284 Playa Jaco | Central Pacific, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
+506 2643 7011
Mon 08:00 - 00:00
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Costa Rica
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is fun! The people who work there are so nice!! The beer was cold! We sat on the beach and they brought us our food. We had to go up and get our own beer but I'm sure if we asked, they would have brought it to us. There was a massage station right outside the bar.... I... More 

Thank AlexGainesville
Beach Lake, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we enjoyed our cerveza here watching the beautiful sunset and surfers 🏄 you can rent a chair to sit or just sit on the beach

Thank katomliz
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice cooling lean and mint drink here today. Very pleasant place to stop on a hot day. It had a good view of the surf beach and looked like a very good place to see sunset

Thank 786lesleyw
Antony, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a good time here , we were 4 and we took 3 burgers and 1 salad, the burgers were good and the fries were excellent, the salad was good too but there was not so much to eat and they didn't bring bread or similars to eat it with . The service was really slow and it took... More 

Thank Ilaria F
Greenville, SC
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food? Very typical bar food. Good drunk food. Service? Go get your own drinks from the bar if you're thirsty. The dudes behind the bar are super cool and remember you. Atmosphere? Grab a beer from the bar, pull up a lawn chair or a piece of turf and experience what can best be described as "Pura Vida". They sponsor... More 

Thank Americanwfd
Mesa, Arizona
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's your typical beach bar, music, bar food, a variety of beverages, but what makes it special is there beach sitting area with some really nice chairs. Same old service in Costa Rica. Servers are just here to serve. Servers lack people skills when it comes backing sure that you feel like coming back or not. This place is worth... More 

Thank Cheeto4242
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Honestly, the best fish tacos I've ever had! They are two big flour tortillas, stuffed with delicious crunchy fish and other tasty toppings. We stopped on the way to Manuel Antonio and I made sure we stopped on the way back up too!

Thank Cathy T
Islamorada, Florida
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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 30 November 2016 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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335 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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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, Bar, South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: APDO 284 Playa Jaco | Central Pacific, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 7011
The Backyard Bar and Restaurant Located next to the hotel on the beach in Playa Hermosa, The Backyard offers you an amazing open air dining experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on our oceanfront terrace from 8 a.m. til 10 p.m. daily. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. til 11 a.m daily. Free typical breakfast for hotel guests. Theres nothing like a quiet breakfast on our oceanfront terrace. Lunch and dinner plates are served from 11 a.m. til 10 p.m. Great salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, burritos, ceviche and of course or world famous wings will keep you satisfied for lunch or try our fresh seafood delivered daily. Tuna, mahi-mahi, lobster, jumbo shrimp, whole red snapper or ceviche. U.S.D.A new york strip, filet mignon, pastas or our local dish "casados" arroz con pollo, arroz con camerones. Hopefuly you'll have time to try them all.

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