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Soda Dona Maria

Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Caribbean, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main street, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the fish and chicken casados here and both were very nice. The portions were good sizes (more meat than other sodas we went to) and was good value. Overall a good little local place.

Thank hollyb888
Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had deliciously flavored casados, two with a buttery, sensationally tasty fish. The sauce was made with coconut and lots of spices, but not too much, so the kids liked it to. Would definitely go there again. Nice owner.

Thank Anonymous10779
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This place offers a variety of typical meals, Casado, and everything tasted fresh and delicious. Friendly staff, reasonable prices.

Thank Steven B
Magliano Sabina, Italy
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226 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had rhe fish casado served with rice and vegetables together with a couple of beers. Tasty and cooked well - service was fine, location nothing special but if you want truly local food in an authentic place, worth a visit. Menu is likely to be very limited so check what is available for dinner before you sit down.

Thank Jocelyn S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We had two meals, one with chicken and one with bistec. We liked both of them and they were authentic. I recommend.

Thank Martin S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had two meals one with chicken one with fish. It was nothing special but also not bad. Price and Service was OK.

Thank roenni
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The place was clean and open and I got my food fast. I had the casado con pollo and it was delicious! My first taste of the rice and beans with coconut milk and I was like wow! Then I tasted the chicken and was blown away. However, I asked for water expecting free tap water and instead got a... More 

Thank Felora S
The Hague, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Don't expect haute cuisine but that's ok. I had chicken with salad and french fries. The chicken was good, the fries crispy (and a bit to greasy) and the (cabbage) salad fresh (and salty). Good fast food

Thank SandraAtje66
Greater London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Go here if you are looking for a traditional Caribbean style no nonsense dish! We went here in low season and where the only ones here! Basically 3 choices, fish, chicken or beef...all come with really nice rice, colds,aw and very tasty potatoes and vegetables. There aren't many places to eat in the town but this was well worth a... More 

Thank Sam W
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016

A fantastic twist on a classic - the carribbean sauce that she makes is absolutely wonderful. We went there multiple times. And, with the casado, everything is very flavorful and unique, not just the fish.

Thank Matthew M

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Restaurant Details

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Caribbean, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main street, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
Great food place in Tortuguero. Serves a few variations of the typical casado with your choice of meat.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?