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Sol y Mar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Costa Rican, South American, Central American
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100 Meters North of the Plaza | Next to Supermarket Catalinas, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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southern california
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a great example of typical Costa Rican food at its freshest... the Durano and Corvina fishes were cooked to perfection! When we visited, the fishermen delivered the fish and we ended up buying mahi mahi directly from the fisherman at wholesale price. Owners provided courteous quick service! Pura vida indeed.

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Thank flamingo777
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little restaurant is a great find. Food is delicious, prices are inexpensive as well as the drinks and the place is immaculate! Our server was a gentle soul who spoke English. I was very impressed and would go back.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local spot serving an array of food types. My wife had the Red Snapper which was wonderful but the star of the night was the Sea Bass.

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Thank JimmyTheJet6
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Sol Y Mar at least five times and had a fabulous meal every time. Very family oriented, and great service.

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two dinners here in one week because we like to support the local restaurants and this one is SO darn good. Lovely fresh food and pleasant atmosphere. One evening our group had mahi prepared a couple different ways, and the other evening we all had the grilled whole snapper. Highly recommended.

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Cambridge, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family of 4 had a relaxing lunch in the plentiful shade at Sol y Mar. Service was friendly and the food was delicious. Great margaritas, casados, nachos, quesadillas. We are planning to return in just a few minutes.

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Thank Kyle C
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in hoping the best and boy did we get it. As per usual with our group, three people defaulted to the Shrimp. The weren't disappointed with the Shrimp in Garlic, receiving a healthy portion of good-sized Shrimp. Rob tried the Maui Maui and enjoyed every bite, while my wife tried the Chicken in Asparagus. The Chicken was grilled... More 

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Camrose, Canada
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us tried this place and it was great. Everyone's meal was amazing. The prices are reasonable. The food came out quick with no mistakes. We were very pleased at the selection of food.

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Brooklin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to sol you mar 4 years ago and wanted to make sure we didn't miss it when we returned this year. We had the seafood soup which was incredible! Sea bass kimberley (which is really Mahi mahi) was also very good and different from what other restaurants are serving. Service was excellent.....family run business. Highly recommend!

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Thank Lisa3452
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very quaint place friendly staff. Had the fish soup which was very good full of all sorts of fish. Very tasty not too salty. The Mahi Mahi was very good in a caper olive oil sauce. The hearts of palm salad was quite filling. The tres Leche cake was outstanding. A definite good find.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Costa Rican, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Meters North of the Plaza | Next to Supermarket Catalinas, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Potrero
Description
Located in the center of Playa Potrero. 011-506-2654-4402. Owned and operated by Gerardo Moreno and family

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