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Soda Y Restaurante El Estero Azul

road from flamingo resort to potrero, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Description: Restaurant Estero Azul is located near Flamingo on your way to Potrero. Before you turn right at the beach at Restaurant Plemar keep on going straight all way to the back of the road (about 100m). You'll find a fisherman's house with a small eating place next to the beach. Here they'll serve you the catch of the day without paying Flamingo prices. This google search (El Estero Azul Playa Flamingo) has little information but at least lets you know it's legit. GREAT PLACE!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a very tasty lunch here. I had the vegetarian casado (rice and beans) and others ordered the Mahi Mahi and chicken casado. It was the best value I have seen yet in the Playa Flamingo area. We were able to eat outside with a view over the bay. Definitely will return.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Went here cuz I heard that food was good and prices low. Ordered mani mahi and it came with fries that were cold, steamed veggies and a thin mahi mahi fillet with burned garlic. Can't recommend it

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you're looking for a good authentic soda shop this place is very good and very reasonable prices. They have authentic Tico food, specializing in seafood like mahi mahi, red snapper and more. It's got a family feel and it's right on the beach. It can be a bit tricky to find. As you get to the 90 degree left... More 

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place was recommended by the locals. The first time we stopped here, our meal was great. The service was ok and the prices were reasonable. We had the Pescada Casado. I think the fish that day was Dorado. The second time we at there, the food wasn't as good and they short changed us. Usually I counted my change,... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

My wife probably wouldn't have eaten here based on its initial appearance, but all the good reviews on TA convinced her that it was worth a try. We are glad we tried it and will be back. We both had mahi-mahi: my wife's was lightly breaded and the fish was flakey and light; mine was in lemon butter sauce and... More 

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Kelowna
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

All the locals recommended this place to me! I went with two vegan friends who were visiting, and despite being a more seafood-focused place, they were really accommodating and made us some delicious soft tortillas with amazing bean dip and cut up veggies. Sooooo yummy. Everyone I talked to that came here for seafood said it was amazing. I liked... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Ceviche, Ceviche, Ceviche! I could eat ceviche once a day an never be sick of it. The prices are not cheap but that was my general feeling for all of Costa Rica. I would say across the board in Costa Rican bars and restaurants expect to pay about 75% of what you might pay in a big city in the... More 

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Lachenaie Qc Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The sevice is so so as far as being personalized but it is right on the Potrero beach and the food is very very good. I say it is a must to have a bear with their wonderful chicken rice (arroz con pollo) or any of their great meals. Don't miss it !

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Draper, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

There were dogs, cats and chickens roaming freely through the soda. The food was absolutely disgusting. We waited forever and even watched as they left to go buy food to cook for us. Hugely unsanitary. They overcharged us, but I decided she must need the money worse than I did to be so dishonest. Horrible!!!

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Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is my favorite place to walk into and order an entire fried red snapper for lunch. Estero Azul is a hidden gem that is right off of the beach, letting you walk out onto the sand and into the ocean while you have lunch or dinner. The environment is extremely relaxed, a true Costa Rican beach diner, complete with... More 

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Address: road from flamingo resort to potrero, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Flamingo
Cuisine: Costa Rican

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