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Soda Dona Maria

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Main street, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh and savoury dishes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Dublin, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My husband and I ate lunch here (casado de polo y de pescado). The food was delicious! The service was a bit slow and the tables were clean, but basic- a great place to relax out of the sun and get a solid meal.

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Victoria, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Dona Maria took care of all our needs, made sure the fan was hitting our table. Brought us drinks quickly and made some very good fried chicken. Great spot to have lunch out of the sun and crowds. I'd go back anytime.

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Prague
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31 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Good family run restaurant with tasty Costa Rican fare for good price. The Casado was delicious and filling - rice, bean, chips, chicken and very good seasoned salad for about 5$. The soda can be found just stone throw from public harbour.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I try not to eat carbs which makes it difficult to enjoy typical meals in Costa Rica. I think I would have enjoyed it more with the rice and beans. I only had chicken and salad as she didn't have vegetables at the time so it was a good meal but not exciting but that was my fault. She did... More 

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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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