We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chicken Joe's

Main Road | Accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
+506 2640 1110
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“yucca fries” (34 reviews)
“chicken” (184 reviews)
“ceviche” (38 reviews)
Closed today
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Main Road | Accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (365)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 313 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good but too expensive. The prices are lower on the sign, than they adjust the bill. During your lunch you are full of dust coming from the street. I well not come back again. 16 dollars for a taco and a beer. I think it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 3Claudia
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Billy and his family run the place and make sure that the food is on point all the time. Chicken Joes has great Tacos, Ceviche and of course chicken. I try and eat there at least a few times a month. The sauces are great...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank aaronatkey
Reviewed 14 September 2018

My kid and I visited this place recently intrigued by the great reviews found here. My kid order the chicken with a delicious pineapple bbq sauce while I choose the ceviche; the cook/owner being Peruvian I had to take my chance. We were not disappointed....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Eduardo T
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Try the fish tacos...unforgettable. Great for quick lunch and cold beverage. Manager was really nice and made suggestions that helped us enjoy our stay in Santa Teresa!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Smith803
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Was recommended here by our surf instructor for the ceviche and it did not disappoint! Large serving, a little spicy and came with fried yucca, which was also very tasty. My partner had the chicken and said it was good, but not necessarily anything special....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank cassandraapacini
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This place deserves the reviews! Went to chicken joes based on TA reviews and it didn’t disappoint! The food was simple but absolutely delicious! We both had 1/4 chicken with sides- all were great. The jalapeño bbq sauce was bloody amazing! I can’t find anything...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Amelia G
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

While on vacation we ate here and ordered fish tacos, ceviche, and lomo saltado. The ceviche was amazing! My son and husband loved the fish tacos. We returned the next day and had the chicken. The chicken was delicious, moist and very tasty. Loved this...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Norma V
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Ordered lunch to go from here. Son got the 1/4 chicken and he said it was very good. Others got fish and shrimp tacos. Pretty good but had better in other places around town. Orders do take a bit but this is the pace of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank juliefriesl
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Chicken Joes is where my girlfriend and I go as a treat. People rave about the chicken but I’m all about the Ceviche. I was at another restaurant the other night eating Ceviche (its my fav.) sitting next to an older man (from out of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Aaron V
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, clean restaurant right off the main street...just watching everyone flying by is entertaining. Have the banane plaintain, really good. We had a whole chicken for the family (2 adults & 2 teenagers) and we had enough. It’s hot so we eat less also....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Julie M
Nearby HotelsSee all 29 hotels in Santa Teresa
Beach Break Surf Hotel
73 reviews
.30 km away
Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience
10 reviews
.35 km away
Funky Monkey Lodge
273 reviews
.35 km away
Playa Cielo
274 reviews
.68 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pronto Italian Street Food
187 reviews
.56 km away
Tap House Santa Teresa
17 reviews
.65 km away
Olam Pure Food
255 reviews
.47 km away
Nearby Attractions
Playa Santa Teresa
925 reviews
.88 km away
Taboo Beach Club
25 reviews
1.57 km away
Tica Surf Bikinis
5 reviews
.27 km away
Monkey Adventures
73 reviews
.38 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
6 September 2018|
Response from Konachicks | Reviewed this property |
Says closed for the month of October, but reopens after season
6 September 2018|
Response from tranquiloleo |
Yes they are closed until Mid November.
8 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from William C | Property representative |
The restaurant is closed in October but I may be able to help you depending on our travel schedule .Billy
Google Translation
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Accross from Soccer Field, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 1110
Relaxed beach food restaurant serving rotisserie chicken ,tacos ,ceviche and other items with a Peruvian flare .
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing