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Soda La Teresita

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South American, Costa Rican
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across from public beach, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
26700665
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming Tico Soda

Beachfront setting and warm personal service from the owner make this a great option in Playas del Coco. Typical cuisine includes red snapper deep-fried until it is hard and crunch. Nothing fancy, but honest food at fair value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beachfront setting and warm personal service from the owner make this a great option in Playas del Coco. Typical cuisine includes red snapper deep-fried until it is hard and crunch. Nothing fancy, but honest food at fair value.

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Thank PDCToronto
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family owned by the beach. Very good American and Costa Rican Breakfast.Love the Big Mug of Coffee. The Brother who works in the AM used to play soccer in the US is a Great Guy. Fast and Fresh before AM Diving.

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Thank steven w
Edmonton
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we ate here everyday for 2 weeks.... Owners very friendly great food and good bang for your buck. Loved the fried chicken and my husband got the rice everyday.

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Thank lemky
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap basic food just infront of the beach, all fine. Fresh juice wasn't really fresh but drinkable. Friendly service. Rice dish tasted very much chinese fried rice, so if you're missing it, why not give it a go...

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Thank zimalc
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both of these restaurants are local and great. The food is delicious and although the building is old the premises are very clean. La Teresita is on the beach but Los Perones in mid-town.

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Thank Mariline M
Warsaw, Poland
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ceviche is bad and expensive, sea soup is bad. Beers are cold. I heard it was a good place to eat with a good price, disappointed that we didn't get any of those.

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Thank eddietec
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I had walked y several times and it looked to be a typical soda. The owner was friendly and invited us in. We said no but that night a read a positive review in lonely planet. We headed for breakfast the next day. We ordered orange juice which was fresh squeezed and very good. Then the 3 of us ordered... More 

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Thank steve051363
Boise, Idaho
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This was the first place we are in Coco. The owner was very friendly and food was great! My steak casada was good but my husbands fish casada was awesome! The owner even invited us out on his boat whenever we wanted (for $350 for fishing....)

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Thank Allie F
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a tiny restaurant with a few tables and ceiling fans. You can choose to eat on the patio but since cars park right in front of you, your view of the beach is obscured. But the food is really very good and reasonably priced. I suggest this for an early morning breakfast. Try it! Also the owner can... More 

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Thank Patricia D
Philadelphia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We ate outdoors and were entertained by a pair of strolling musicians (guitar and trumpet, with vocals). Two of our group travel with guitars and an impromptu cross-cultural jam session ensued. Lots of fun. The food is terrific here! Portions are very generous. Local dogs will visit and politely encourage handouts but were not intrusive and easily ignored.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: across from public beach, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: 26700665

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?