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Soda Mar y Bosque Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Langley, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good menu, not overwhelming, and good prices. We both enjoyed our dinners. They serve beer but not wine, however, they let us get a bottle of wine from the grocery store next store and provided wine glasses. Nice view too.

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Thank 652stef
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great breakfast here, it is one of the few places open mid morning in Drake bay and had good food and views of the surrounding wildlife.

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Thank Elaine A
Chandler, Arizona
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My options as a vegetarian were very limited. Nevertheless, I left the restaurant stomach full. Tried their mashed plantain fry and refried beans - delicious. Also the duo smoothie ( mango & cas) was an interesting drink I had. Interesting anecdote, not knowing Spanish, I and the host engaged in a game of sign communication to order my food. Later,... More 

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Thank Narayanpr
VA
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service, ordinary food. We had a typical platter with steak, fish ceviche, and chicken soup. The soup was tasty, the ceviche was a bit sour (I'd suggest mixing in a little orange juice with the lime juice) and the typical plate was pretty typical. Like everything in Drake Bay, pretty expensive for what you get. I did see others... More 

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Thank ekjj2012
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice as two couples and were very impressed with the fish casados on the first visit. Delicious red snapper, with a crispy skin on the second visit, the fish soup was also a hit. The smoothies were also refreshing. Nice elevated seating area upstairs. Service was friendly and attentive, you can also have your laundry done here... More 

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Thank Christopher57
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Nice service, good food and fresh fish. The smoothies are also a plus. The ceviche is very fresh and it is served with delicious patacones. A fair price is paid for the service and food.

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Thank Goncalo S
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here a few times during our stay in Drake Bay! From the Ceviche to the Casados, the Big Grilled fish to the Fish al Ajillo, everything tasted very good and like a home cooked meal! To top it of, the staff was very nice and attentive!

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Thank T P
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went to Soda Mar y Bosque Restaurant a few times for lunch and breakfast, it was really simple but good enough for what we wanted. The employees are really sweet and friendly, and the food was fresh. Biggest win is the view, make sure you go to the second floor as its got an awesome view of the sea... More 

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Thank Tom C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The shrimp rice was very simple and not tasty at all. Good view. Not so cheap compared to food quality.

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Thank Katheryne F
London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice and were really impressed both times. The food is freshly prepared and very cheap and portions are large. Simple, tasty Costa Rican food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?