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Soda Jaco Rustico

#10 of 106 Restaurants in Jaco
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1/2 block off of Jaco Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica
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  • 140
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Local, great $$$, a lot

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Cruisinbob
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Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Atlanta, Georgia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This isn't a fancy place by any means, but it's definitely the best value for the amount of food you get. Our group all did the plate of the day - rice, beans, a meat, salad, veggies, plantains, and a drink - all for $6.

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Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is the best buy in Jaco. Cafeteria style you pick your food usually 3 types of meat, beans, rice salads a big plate full. The place is as clean as a whistle went twice just plain Tico food but good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The food here is not gourmet, but it is a very good bargain for the amount that you get. Of the cheaper places in Jaco, this is probably the best.

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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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