Monday, December 10, 2012

Taco Bar


In Jacó, Costa Rica we visited the Taco Bar, an original open air establishment designed to feel like a jungle hut with lush green palms and rope swing seats. It attracts out of towners, as evidenced by the tour bus pulling up right behind us, however, there were definitely some local families filling the swings as well. Fish tacos are their specialty - choose from snapper, dorado, wahoo or tuna in addition to the traditional options of shrimp, chicken, beef or veggie. The proteins are prepared to order with the seasoning blends of your choice (spicy or mild, and pick from cilantro or shaved coconut, for example) and then, go to town at the unlimited toppings and salad bar. The picco de gallo, pesto rottini and the mini fingerling potato salads were well executed, very fresh and flavorful. There is also an array of rice, beans, local salsas and hot sauces, sauteed onions and whole jalapenos, to name what feels like a few. Their fruit smoothies (I had papaya-banana) and and their frozen lemongrass drinks are top notch. You get a lot of food, for not a lot of money, which is typical of anywhere we ate in Jacó. I was impressed.

13 comments:

  1. Even if the tacos weren't great, I would go just for the swings!

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  2. I'VE BEEN THERE!!! THAT IS CRAZY.

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  3. Mmm.... fish tacos! Everything looks so good!

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  4. love a good fish taco, although i did think that the above was almost a fried avocado taco ;)

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  5. Looks delicious! Now i want to go to Papagayo lol

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  6. I love the idea of using swings in place of bar stools!

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  7. Those swings are so fun! But I would imagine they could get a little dangerous after awhile. :)

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  8. I love fish tacos, so I'd be almost overwhelmed by all of those options!

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  9. omg this place looks incredible and sounds so so so yummy! x

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  10. These tacos look just perfect - as the does the setting!

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  11. Mmm, these look a heckuva lot better than my usual Chipotle order!

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