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Soda Colochos

Seafood, Costa Rican
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150 meters south of Ice | near Rancho de la Playa and Samara Massage, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Finally got the ceviche I wanted!!!!

Was waiting to get ceviche at the beach and Soda Colochos (at the recommendation of some shop owners in town) was muy perfecto! I got the mixto ceviche with squid, shrimp, and other seafood. The large portion was served with 3 freshly made plantain pancakes....YUM! I was only able to eat 2 of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Lisa S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Was waiting to get ceviche at the beach and Soda Colochos (at the recommendation of some shop owners in town) was muy perfecto! I got the mixto ceviche with squid, shrimp, and other seafood. The large portion was served with 3 freshly made plantain pancakes....YUM! I was only able to eat 2 of the plantain cakes and the whole order... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were pleased with this find. The traditional plate with fish was great. The salad, beans, and fish were flavorful and filling. The lemon fish had a very buttery, but not very lemony sauce, but still good. The fish was a little overcooked, but everything else was great. Also enjoyed my papaya fruit drink. Everything was fresh and we had... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The location is just off the busy street, always busy when we've been there. The service is good overall. Prices are very reasonable. The ceviche is great, we also had typical meals with beef, pork and fish, the pork and fish were great, the beef was somewhat overcooked but tasty. Very filling meal, great beans and rice, for a very... More 

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St jean de matha Quebec Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A tipical costarican soda, outside . that night I had calmar in a garlic sauce it was good.My wife had the rib pork and it was good we will return because it was low cost and the quality was there for a soda. You must try the shrimp ceviche very very good. The night we were there it was full... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It takes a bit of effort to get there but worth finding. We had the fish with lemon sauce and it was SO good. Great prices. Very nice staff. Usually we try different restaurants but we had such a great experience that we went back the following night to try more of their offerings. Even our snorkeling guide told us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is located behind the the Super Samara supermarket--go past the mural. This is a lovely way to experience local Tico food in a pleasant setting with local families. The food is quite good especially the ceviche, the paella and the drinks. This restaurant is family owned and it shows. The servers are pretty, and helpful. Good food at a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A really great lunch spot! Returned to Soda Colochos since our last time in Samara a year ago. Got there early enough to try the shrimp ceviche - a best seller that usually gets snapped up quickly. Such a treat! Nicely flavoured shrimp, marinated in lime and onion and served up with patacones. Could have easily split an order between... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We enjoyed this spot and would definitely recommend it. The ceviche was awesome - the rest of the food - good... Our waitress was awesome - very friendly! We loved the atmosphere - although a little difficult to find - off the beaten path - which was actually really nice!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Colochos is a nice place for lunch, rated highly by the locals for casado although I didn't have one. I enjoyed my octopus plate even though it was on the chewy side. My friend didn't rank her battered fried fish too highly...

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

No frills but the ceviche, cold beer, and whole fried fish makes this a must experience destination.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 meters south of Ice | near Rancho de la Playa and Samara Massage, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Costa Rican

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