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Soda Dona Maria

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Main street, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Great food place in Tortuguero. Serves a few variations of the typical...
Great food place in Tortuguero. Serves a few variations of the typical casado with your choice of meat.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Filling and delicious

We enjoyed the fish and chicken casados...the set meal...accompanied by veggies, coleslaw, fried plantains and you guessed it, rice & beans. Today and filling. Washed down by mango shakes. Inexpensive for CR...but still $26 US for two...pricy by Canadian standards.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Orangeville, Canada
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England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A small restaurant on the main street - turn right at the boat drop off. Gorgeous Cassado - amazing coconut sauce, I don't know how the lady managed it! Cost 4500 colones ($10) so not your cheapest but worth every cent. Her husband also runs fantastic canoe tours for $15 - his eyes were amazing and spotted animals all the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

it was run by a lady and she also cooked; her two children waited on us, that was cute! We had breakfast and the

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Orangeville, Canada
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284 reviews 284 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the fish and chicken casados...the set meal...accompanied by veggies, coleslaw, fried plantains and you guessed it, rice & beans. Today and filling. Washed down by mango shakes. Inexpensive for CR...but still $26 US for two...pricy by Canadian standards.

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British Columbia, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you want a great meal that feels like your mom cooked it for you this is the place to go. While your there, ask about the tours with Castor Thomas.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Although Doña Maria herself is a woman of rather few words her fish,chicken, salad and the fruit juices were really tasty. The portions were enough to fill even a man's stomach and the prices are probably the best in town. If you are just hungry, looking for a good meal and not expecting a cozy atmosphere with attentive service it's... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We ate a nice lunch after touring the canals. We had typical plates, fish or chicken, with rice, vegtables, plantains, beans... Food was cooked fresh and was delicious. Friendly service. Nice touch of Tortuguero.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Comfortable little place on the riverside near the National Park. Food was fresh and well cooked! Casadas were colorful and tasty! Friendly service and clear menus.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food was cooked to order. My family had to sit while she prepare the food. At least, we know that it was not just sitting in the back of the restaurant. We love the rice and bean, steak, plantains, and salad. Good cooking!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not very clean. Pizza was ok, nachos were cold. Beer was good and cold though. Nice atmosphere even if the waiter mixed up all our orders.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was the first place in Costa Rica where we really liked and enjoyed the typical casado. It was very nicely seasoned and served with fresh mango drink. Doña Maria even made me special vegetarian version since I don´t eat meat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main street, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

Description

Great food place in Tortuguero. Serves a few variations of the typical casado with your choice of meat.

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