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Outback Jack's

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Bar, Barbecue, Australian, Central American, International
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75mts south of the bus stop | Near Ruta 4, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0293
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11:30 - 23:00
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Cape May, New Jersey
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner and drinks and it was our best experience. Jack himself came over for a chat and was a refreshingly amusing, slightly sarcastic fellow. Very genuine and entertaining. The ribs were tender and out of this world. Our waitress was new and very nice also.

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1 Thank Edward D
Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Outback Jack's is a good place to eat and drink. Food is good quality and service is average for Puerto Viejo...which means slow but that is "Pura Vida".

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1 Thank westleyanson
cahuita
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I came here because I wanted to just chill and relax, it was great! You can't beat the originality of the place, and the service was excellent!

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1 Thank hotelmagellaninn
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to this restaurant a few times for drinks only. The beer were a little expensive. But we enjoyed the atmosphere. There are a lot of funny signs to read

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Thank Maylia M
OutbackJacks, Manager at Outback Jack's, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review. We love all our guest that walk, stubble or skip though the doors and starve to make every visit an enjoyable one. Thank you for being our guest! More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I've lived in Costa Rica for a bit working as a volunteer for one of the organizations very close to Puerto Viejo and thus I was on a very strict budget as had no income. Therefore I've never spent much here, would usually only order a fresh tropical fruits juices in the early afternoon or beer in the early evening... More 

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1 Thank KaterinaNeko
OutbackJacks, Owner at Outback Jack's, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words. Enjoy the books and travel safe Mate More 

Santa Barbara
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I really liked Jack and his restaurant, but hearing the "F" word over and over and over again made me want to regurgitate my food. It was despicable, terrible, unacceptable, I still cannot get beyond it. Seriously, do you want to run a restaurant? Then you must not find this acceptable. I really cannot find the words to tell you... More 

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Thank wchaack
OutbackJacks, Manager at Outback Jack's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I think it all fairness you neglected to tell everybody that it was one of our customers throwing the F bomb around. You were sitting outside at Mean Gene bar and Grill we cannot control I guess language. Thank you and since the incident we have now started caring earplugs. More 

West Deptford, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Amazing atmosphere; very eclectic. Loaded with campy antiques and wire sculptures. To say nothing of the baskets of spectacles sprinkled about. All of this in a beach front Costa Rican Caribbean milieu. The owner is really named Jack and is a long time Australian ex-pat with a fascinating past that he is more than willing to share. And on to... More 

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Thank Alex072944
OutbackJacks, Manager at Outback Jack's, responded to this review

Are guest are what makes this place even more fascinating. We love what we do and love our guests even more,. We cannot please all but you sure try. Thank you for the wonderful review. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This place is a must see! It would take you hours to really look at everything around this bar. It is unique and there is nothing else like it in Puerto Viejo! We had lunch (they have a cheap eats menu which was great for us!) here and it was delicious and we also spent a night drinking at the... More 

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Thank KorbyMiller
OutbackJacks, Owner at Outback Jack's, responded to this review

It was a GREAT pleasure meeting you and hope you have a fantastic rest of your time in C.R. More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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193 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

ORIGINAL,Jack the owner, very friendly.Hamburger very good.Ingrediences included egg,beet slices,piece of pineapple,onion.Very excellent homemade hamburger bun-made by his wife.We purchased 2 buns to go-sometimes difficult to find good bread in Puerto Veijo.Fries very good.Prices reasonable.Jack very helpful with local travel information.THIS EATERY IS LIKE GOING BACK IN TIME FROM THE BRESSLER PHOTO ENLARGER TO THE OLD MOTORBIKE.Deffinately go there...

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Thank David S
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Looked forward to visiting here but I was really surprised at the condition of the place. It has seen better days years ago. Everything just looked so worn, even the plastic chairs were discolored. The owner-bartender matched the decor and seems like he just rolled out of bed. I noticed he was drinking 2 beers at once. Food was just... More 

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1 Thank Whitecat11
OutbackJacks, Manager at Outback Jack's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As you can see by most of our reviews 90/10 I would say are amazing the rest are personal opinions which we LOVE .. Safe travels and I hope all works out for you in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Barbecue, Australian, Central American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75mts south of the bus stop | Near Ruta 4, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0293
Description
There's a place in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica that is giving people something to chat about.

Conveniently located 75mts south of the bus stop, and just a stones throw away from the beautiful Caribbean sea....

Outback Jack's is a spectacular establishment with great food, a funky vibe, and fun atmosphere.

With our array of barbecued meats, fresh seafood, homemade soups, and sauces; we strive to make every taste bud in your mouth happy....

This is the place to celebrate any occasion big, or small..

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