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Soda Jaco Rustico

#10 of 108 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Pizza, Costa Rican
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1/2 block off of Jaco Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!

This little Soda shop might be one of the best things about Jaco (besides surfing, of course!). You fill a dish to the top with whatever they happen to be cooking that day - it is ALWAYS delicious. I first found out about Rustico from staff at Tortuga Surf School, and could not have been more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
LoritaK12
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This little Soda shop might be one of the best things about Jaco (besides surfing, of course!). You fill a dish to the top with whatever they happen to be cooking that day - it is ALWAYS delicious. I first found out about Rustico from staff at Tortuga Surf School, and could not have been more thrilled they pointed me... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I often eat here when I'm in Jaco. The plates are heaped with delicious food. There's always a good selection from which to choose. It's buffet-style. The price can't be beat. It's right next to the camp ground & only half a block from the beach. Very pleasant staff, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Went here based on the advice of a few different locals. They dish you a buffet style plate of whatever you want plus a drink for $6 or 3000 colones. Food was very good and my picky wife even liked it. Good value for tasty food. Glad we tried it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is near the beach and off the main tourist road, it is on a side street around the corner of Komomo not far from Max x Memos (Wal Mart). Download a photo of the store front and show it to a local if lost. Plate of the Day (Plato Del Dia) includes rice, black bean, choice of salad, choice... More 

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Athens, Alabama
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14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

On a Saturday, Easter weekend, we decided to have lunch here, based on local recommendations. We were in line 15 minutes or so, but the line moved fairly quickly and before we knew it, we had all sorts of choices to make from the buffet. No English spoken but a sweet spirit to try to understand what we were asking.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were surprised to see the food prices wherever we traveled in Costa rica, and this place surely is bang for your buck! They offer authentic tico food which is buffet style, where you get choose your choice of protein, and add rice & beans, friend banana/plantain, salad and noodle/pasta/Fries.. It only costs $5 for the plate of the day... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was a great priced and great typical food. We had rice and beans, eggs and coffee and could choose to add more. They were open early and had different sides and food to choose from.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great family place, great food, and for $6 what more do you need?! Right by the beach so it's a perfect post surf spot to refuel and relax

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Omemee, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great selection, cafeteria style, you never go away hungry! Have heard breakfast is great, will have to try that next year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food was exactly what you want after a day at the beach. Get the plate of the day. The pork was great, and they prices were cheap, and it is a block from the beach

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1/2 block off of Jaco Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Costa Rican

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