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Soda Jaco Rustico

#10 of 106 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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1/2 block off of Jaco Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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
Local Food

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Michael S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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Jaco, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

typical costa-rican kitchen, huge portions and cheap prices. Clean environment,delicious food (gallo pinto) and i love their ice-tea! Highly recommended if you want to experience something typical and delicious

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is absolutely packed . I pass it often on way to beach and ate here twice myself. The two times i was there were for lunch and food was more or less the same. You stand in line and when you come to the counter you choose all the items you want on your plate. They have a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a very popular local BUFFET type restaurant.. when I say buffet I mean you will be served from a buffet that has a variety of choices. I have been there at least 5xs and I am still uncertain on the amount of items, breakfast 3 items + bread/tortilla, lunch 4 items +. Be aware this establishment will close... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Loved the food and the staff was really helpful. (Even with our complete lack of Spanish.) wait in line with the locals if you have to. The food is worth it and the price is right.

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Jaco
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

this is the locals soda. it doesn't get any better if your looking for local costa rican cuisine. i love their breakfasts; it's cafeteria style, you walk through and point, nada mas! home made tortillas in the morning as well.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We found this gem our first day in Jaco. We had travelled all day from Guanacaste and were starving when we arrived. We had no idea where to go, walked down the beach, got up on the main street and decided we were just gonna eat at the first place we came to. Soda Jaco Rustico was it and became... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place is busy all the time. I was a little nervous at first that I wouldn't be able to order food here because a) they wouldn't understand english and b) we wouldn't be able to get a table because it's so busy. One day, we walked buy just before lunch and was a) able to speak to the waitress... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Ate here 4 times in just over a month. Food was very good and we enjoyed the different choices each time. We could see why it is very popular. Couldn't beat the price and would highly recommend.

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Sylvan Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This has very authentic food and the portions are extremely generous for very little money. Great example of local cuisine. You can easily do this as a carry out or dine-in option. Open air restaurant that you can walk to right from the beach area.

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

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