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Soda Mediterranea

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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
Best fish I've ever had

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This restaurant is located in a lovely courtyard in Pueblito Sur. The staff is very welcoming and attentive. The menu isn't printed, instead your server will tell you about each item being offered. I ordered a mushroom and shrimp pasta that was excellent. Before my meal, the server brought out a complimentary panzanella as an appetizer and it was also... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Nothing bad, nothing great. The fish tends to be pretty good, but unless you like rice that is really hard I would not order it. The vegetables are typically unimaginative, but that in my opinion is Tico style. Reasonable priced and filling food.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We ate here on our last night of our 10 day excursion. The setting was great in a courtyard with 3 other restaurants. Watch your step though - there are some tricky levels that aren't clearly marked. Roberto was a great waiter. Explained the meals to us (no written menus). First they bring you bread and dipping sauce. Then they... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We ate supper at Soda Mediterranea and it was delightful. It is located away from the downtown area in a cute courtyard. You are seated outside and the setting is very enjoyable. There is no real menu but our waiter explained all the choices in a very clear manner. You do need to ask about the prices though as they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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