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Soda Mar y Bosque Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Costa Rican, South American, Central American
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank T P
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Tom C
2 reviews
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.

Thank Katheryne F
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank stevesophie2016
Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

very beautiful spot with great views, macaws in the trees, food is ok for the price (inexpensive), nice staff

Thank Julie R
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

This place was great. We went for a great dinner on the rooftop patio and then would go in daily to buy some baked goods for breakfast or snacks. The staff was so friendly and the food was delicious.

Thank Martine B
Albany, New York
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

We went for a late lunch and sat up on the 2nd level. It had a wonderful view. I wish we could have sat and enjoyed it longer, but the sun was right on us and it was boiling! The food was great! We had pork Casado that was cooked fresh on the grill! The waitress was great, though it... More 

Thank Caity S
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We loved it. The food was excellent (Ceviche and grilled fish outstanding). The view from the terrace is stunning (and it gets full quickly). We found the prices very reasonable in comparison to the other restaurants. The quality and freshness of the food is excellent, authentic. The owner and waiters/waitresses are super nice and really care for the food and... More 

Thank Imke F
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a balcony with a great view to the beach and very tasty mango juices. And it stops here.. The service is very bad, we made a reservatuo and they didn't have our table when we arrived, after waiting 10min we saw the waitress giving our table to another couple ("that's alright, we sit on the balcony bar")... More 

Thank Vasco P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Costa Rican, South American, Central American
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?