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PRICE RANGE
US$2 - US$8
CUISINES
Central American, Costa Rican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

The food here is about as authentic as you can get and the service was amazing. My three-year-old ate most of my gallo pinto. She never eats rice and beans. Ever. Order the Tico Fuerte with beef for a life-changing experience.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2021 via mobile

Delicious! A lovely, relaxing morning. I ordered the “de la Casa” which came with revolcada. I had no idea what revolcada was but I’m not afraid:) That was the BEST part of the meal. I can describe it as a decently-sized cheesy soft tortilla I...guess, but it’s just really good (sorry if you already know this. I couldn’t even google it quickly enough before I ordered;) Two thumbs up!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 June 2020

Soda Marcell is the best soda in the Potrero/Flamingo area. Consistently great food at a very reasonable cost. I love the chicken and fish casados and the chicken rice.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

Best Watermelon Smoothie I had on my whole trip. Breakfast was not bad either. Very accommodating to adjust menu items to suit veterinarians who were with me and my wife.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020

This place is on the main road going into Potrero town, which makes it a little noisy when trucks go by. The people serving are very nice and the food is nicely done. Nothing fancy. We went for breakfast and had a delicous omelette at...a good price.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday morning for breakfast. It was quite busy . We have been there before when it was busy however this time we felt that we were a burden to them as we were the only nonTicos there at the time. This...is the first time in the years that we have been in Potrero that we felt this way.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 1 January 2020

We had a relaxing lunch here. Service was a bit slow as they were quite busy but generally helpful and friendly. The food was well prepared and the refried black beans the best I encountered in CR. The smoothies were excellent too.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 26 May 2019

I've tried many sodas in the country and this one was one of the best. Great coffee. Thick tasty corn tortillas. Perfectly grilled chicken. Menu also has more variety than usually found.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

Good food and great service. They accept credit cards. They’re courteous and flexible. We ordered over the phone and then had to change from eating there to order to go and they fulfilled quickly

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 9 March 2019

A cute local family bistro to experience local home cooking. Despite a power outage, the staff prepared a tasty lunch.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 27 February 2019

This place has excellent local cuisine and a selection of local fruit drinks. The price is reasonable and the quality of the food was good. You will feel like you are parking in someone's front yard but don't be afraid to stop in and give...it a try.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

Good authentic and home cooked Costa Rican food. Had the Casado de pescado, casado de Carme in salsa and the shrimp rice. It was all delicious. I couldn’t stop eating the rice. Friendly waitress and clean environment.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Visite el restaurante en familia. Tiene varias opciones de desayuno. Nosotros probamos el desayuno tico. Muy bueno y recomendado. We visited the restaurant. It is a very good option in the zone, close to Penca and Prieta beaches. We tried the Tico Breakfast. 100% recommended

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

Service by Ruth was great; ham and cheese omelette delivered quickly and tasted wonderful. My friend had the typical Costa Rican breakfast which she thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend this soda.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Love it here and came every day almost during our two weeks in Potrero. Food is delicious and well priced, and staff are lovely!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Soda Marcell is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5