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Soda Isma

Main Drag next to Backpackers, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 1234, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“home cooking” (2 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
Main Drag next to Backpackers, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 1234, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

My friend and I passed this cute clapboard restaurant on the main drag over a span of multiple days, and was disappointed each time that it was closed. We walked by on our first night of our stay in the Caribbean, and continued to re-walk,...More

Thank brendabeachbum
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I was GRANDPAcking in PV for 1 week and ate at the Soda Isma a couple of times. It is a simple and rustic little place but I found the people nice and friendly. I tried their C$3500 Chicken Meal and their C$3500 Meat Meal....More

Thank GRANDPAcking
Reviewed 6 January 2017

You order, she cooks. A little bit of grandma and a solid authentic meal. We were the only ones there but that meant she catered to us.

Thank xoxoxtc
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I went here with a group of 6 friends and we had a blast. Isma cooks delicious..heavenly food and the price is super cheap for the big portions you get. The fruit juices are delicious also!! I highly recommend this place if you want to...More

1  Thank sfj87
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Stumbled across Soda Isma as we were starving and it was empty and the first soda in our paths and I was extremely surprised to have one of the tastiest, if not the tastiest chicken dish of my life. Simple Chicken, rice and beans in...More

Thank Max_Hepworth
Reviewed 19 January 2015

I heard about this place from a local vendor when I asked about getting a fresh seafood dish. I went that night to Soda Isma to order the Rondon, a spicy seafood dish. Unfortunately, because it is such a small operation, they can't keep the...More

Thank Timothy K
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Good ole down home Caribbean cooking located on the main street in Puerto Viejo. You may walk right on by because you will think it is an old house but is Soda Isma, a privately owned house restaurant that offer service like visiting a friend...More

Thank Easylivingtravel
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Old granny cooking, kids running around, food is good and place looks great. Go and visit to see kitchen. It is same time they home.

Thank LeeKasemets
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Cute place but food is just ok. Had Red Snapper Casado, the rice & beans were just ok. The fish was covered in a garlic based sauce, normally I would love, but it was a bland sauce. The meal was right around $8, which is...More

Thank JackieNewportBeach
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We had this food on our first night in town after almost 24 hours of travel and it was just what we needed. Chicken with rice and beans was really delicious. Bring small bills though, we had to overpay because they couldn't make change,.

Thank cescabobesca
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  • Value
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US$5 - US$10
Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Main Drag next to Backpackers, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 1234, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Good typical soda, great value
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