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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 48 restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Seafood, Costa Rican
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The food is delicious in this small and intimate family owned restaurant. The prices are very reasonable and the amount of food is plenty. Be there early for dinner because at times it is packed. Strongly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Staying at the hotel mirador and Max told us that this little soda just down the road has excellent food and is barrato !! He was not lying :) my wife ( Costa Rican) and I had costilla as a starter to share ( which was actually a bad idea as it was so much !!) That was delicious. We... More

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Baldwinsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Fresh food, good service. Had a typical Costa Rica meal with local fish. Very casual. Not on the beach, but very relaxing.

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