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Soda Colochos

150 meters south of ICE electric company | near Rancho de la Playa and Samara Massage, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 49 restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Seafood, Costa Rican
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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The paella and ceviche were excellent! Definitely recommend it … prices were ok, but pricier than a typical "soda".

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is a little tough to find, but ask the locals and they're super helpful and friendly. It's located next door and a little bit behind the biggest little market in the center of the town. It's the very first street behind the beach. We asked for a couple of recommendations on the best places in Playa Samara and... More

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Gresham, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It took a couple of tries to find this place, but the ceviche was so worth it. It was easily the best ceviche I had in my month of traveling in Costa Rica and Bocas Del Toro Panama. The chicken casado was good as well, and a very good price. It's always a good sign when a restaurant is busy... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ordered the paella and casado. Our 8 year old said of the paella "a little bite of heaven". Good food but on the greasy side. Large portions.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Colochos used to sell his famous ceviche on the road in the center of town and now has his own local restaurant. It is one of the most affordable places in town and a true, authentic experience.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We finally got around to having the ceviche along with paella for four this time. We live about 30 minutes away up in the mountains from both Nicoya and Samara so it's not often we get out. We are of the opinion now that we finally, after visiting for several years and living here for the past year and a... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had lunch here and both got the seafood soup and ceviche. Delicious! The seafood soup had fresh fish, lobster, shrimp, clams, oysters, squid, octopus - we even saw the owner walking with a lobster in his hand to make our soup. Delicious authentic food!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The casada con pescado, with rice, black beans, plantains, salad, and tortillas is all I need here. The rice had a light citrus to it, the beans were well seasoned, and the vegetables and fish were both perfectly prepared. Ordered with a cold Imperial... it was the perfect lunch. The place is quiet and away from the hustle of the... More

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Advance, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great food and great prices. Customer service was good and fast. It was easy to arrive via taxi or walking.

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Udine
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

In my previous revue I was not so Happy(maybe there was the wrong night…happen..), now I have to say yes I am Happy ¡!! Quality very good, service simple and nice, price went a little up but is still convenient !! We liked !!

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