Open now dockside at the Los Suenos Marina at Playa Herradura

Jimmy T’s Provisions and Gourmet Foods offers a wide variety of imported and local food for the most discerning chef or the ambitious land-locked amateur Cook.


Jimmy T’s offers a wide variety of American food such as certified Angus Buckhead Beef from Atlanta, Georgia. Jimmy T’s also offers fresh organic produce and a wide variety of cheeses, local and imported, a wide range of marinades, Asian specialties and Italian products in addition to spices and condiments necessary to stock any gourmet kitchen or galley.

In addition to offering a well stocked gourmet store complete with deli, Jimmy T’s offers a wide range of ready-to-go cheese, cold cuts and vegetable platters for the busy host or hostess. Jimmy has recently added personal chef and catering services for those who come to Costa Rica to vacation, not to cook. The concierge services at Jimmy T’s include both shopping and stocking the refrigerator in the clients home or condo while the chef service provides a three meal a day prix fixe menu for those clients for the duration of their vacation.

Our History

Satisfying people's hunger for simple pleasures

Owner Jimmy Tancrell, as a former gourmet chef on a megayacht, often had difficulty finding local suppliers who could provide the food and condiments necessary for the gourmet meals expected by his clients. During long days at sea under star-filled skys, the crew and staff would talk about their dreams of ‘life after yachting’. And for Jimmy Tancrell a dream was born … to provide a service for other ‘yacht’ chefs who were in the same boat as Jimmy so far as the need for adequetely stocking their galleys with condiments, spices, premium beef, fresh vegetables, fruits and cheeses

Life after yachting led him to Los Suenos at Herradura on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast where Jimmy had already discovered the year ’round availability of wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables offered on Fridays at Jaco’s Mercado Movil or farmers market. The store became available dockside at Los Suenos Marina and Jimmy T’s Provisions, gourmet foods, private chef services and catering opened in May 2007.

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