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Soda Y Restaurante El Estero Azul

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road from flamingo resort to potrero, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Estero Azul is located near Flamingo on your way to Potrero...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The personal touch in preparing your fresh fish is marvellous

A wonderful on the beach under a palapa lunch... The home cooked touch shows in the flavours... with fish a few moments or hours old ! Very local venue at wooden bench tables feeling the surf.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Gary G
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A wonderful on the beach under a palapa lunch... The home cooked touch shows in the flavours... with fish a few moments or hours old ! Very local venue at wooden bench tables feeling the surf.

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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Prices are great. Their typical breakfast is a good way to start your day, and their dinner casa dos and fresh fish dishes are affordable and simply prepared. All right on the beach!

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Joplin, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place had amazing ceviche! I didn't mind the location... but they do have dogs running around and it's kind of a whole in the wall place. Excellent food though!

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Winnipeg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This little place serves the best red snapper ever! Rustic Outdoor dining on the beach at it's best.

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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food here was absolutely Costa Rican and it was delicious. With a cold beer and the view I can't imagine wanting to be anywhere else.

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New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Off by the marina in playa flamingo. Hard to find. Either walk along the beach, or walk down a dirt road to the end. Plain picnic tables. Very good comidas tipicale. Nice friendly service which can be very slow if busy.

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Havre, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you are walking on the Playa Potrero beach you will want to stop at this little eating establishment right on the edge of the beach. We have eaten here several times and have brought visiting family and friends here and have never had a bad meal. There is quite a menu selection and the cold beers are very reasonable... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is anything but an upscale restaurant but the local food is delicious and freshly prepared. The Casadas, typical local dishes, are large portions, wonderfully tasty and inexpensive (about $8.00 CDN + 10% service charge). You can choose from chicken, fish, meat or pork chops. You can't go wrong with any of them. Make sure you get there before sunset... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went here twice once for lunch chicken & rice was good seafood & rice better. Walked here for breakfast one morning great food. Another great thing beside the food was the view of the beach and boats in this cove area.

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South China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner directly on the beach. I love whole red snapper, but lately find the prices in this area to be going way up. Lucky for me we took a chance on Estero Azul... You have to find this place but very much worth it once you do. Friendly staff and the red snapper was perfect...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

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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