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Soda Mediterranea

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Chowder, Seafood
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Pueblito Sur, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Neighborhood Gem

This is a charming place with lovely outdoor ambience in a little courtyard with a fountain, good music, friendly staff and amazing tuna carpaccio. The sangria was pretty darn good too! Will return again and again as it is walking distance from home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
nancy e
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a charming place with lovely outdoor ambience in a little courtyard with a fountain, good music, friendly staff and amazing tuna carpaccio. The sangria was pretty darn good too! Will return again and again as it is walking distance from home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It's my favorite restaurant in town, cause is always offering many kinds of home made pasta,fresh fish and delicious variety of carpaccio!

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great food, great staff, adorable atmosphere! I highly recommend to order carpaccio mixto (Octupus, pargo and beef) it's just simply deliciously amazing.

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Redwood City, California
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I had homemade pasta with meat sauce, bread with oil and balsamic vinegar and bread - it was a nice meal but nothing special. The only reason I sat here for dinner was that I was too tired to walk back into town and the location was central to where I was staying.

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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you are in a hurry, please stay away from this place! and the food was so so....I had heard about this place but once we went, it was nothing to write home about. I will not be going back. And it is NOT cheap!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Grilled Red Snapper blew my mind. Perfectly grilled, great taste, great presentation! And comes with grilled vegetables - a great choice. Until now my favorite fish was served to me on Ibiza island 7 years ago. Soda Meditteranea beat it! Staff is super friendly too. The restaurant is hard to find. It's in the courtyard of a little shop center... More 

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Calabash, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Soda Mediterranea sits in the courtyard of Pueblito Sur, Playas del Coco. The first night we were there it was after having endured the drive from Liberia airport in the dark and the check-in at the Playas de la Palmas where we were staying. It was after 10:00 PM and we were tired and hot. Alessandro greeted us warmly and... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very personable, friendly staff and cozy restaurant. the staff had us laughing and had a great time chatting. We seen our fresh fish walk in the door and had an excellent experience that we will never forget.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were intrigued by the idea of no menu so we gave Soda Mediterranea a try and we were not disappointed. Hidden in a surprisingly cute courtyard with handpainted chairs and tables in an unassuming complex, this restaurant was a little bit of Europe with Costa Rican flair. Our very personable waiter told us our options and made a few... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went with a friend and ordered a whole red snapper. The plate came out of the kitchen and it was a gorgeous 3 pound fish!!! More than enough for 2 people. The owner prepped and served the fish to us and it was incredibly good. The night we went the restaurant was packed and service was a little slow... More 

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Address: Pueblito Sur, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood

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  • Address: Pueblito Sur, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?