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Soda Jaco Rustico

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South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Pizza
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1/2 block off of Jaco Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 213
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  • 85
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good cheap food

This is a good local place to eat an inexpensive lunch. My only slight problem was the staff seemed uninterested in helping us order given our limited Spanish knowledge. A very solid 4 for the quality and price, but can't give it a 5.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cliff S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good local place to eat an inexpensive lunch. My only slight problem was the staff seemed uninterested in helping us order given our limited Spanish knowledge. A very solid 4 for the quality and price, but can't give it a 5.

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Thank Cliff S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended by locals. We went for lunch and it was very good. I was surprised my husband likes it, because he is very picky with food. The overall experience was good.

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Thank Gloria C
New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, reasonably priced, very generous portions. Food is authentic, less fancy atmosphere but is fine and nice.

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Thank sherita m
Los Angeles
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was excellent and cost 7 dollars a definite must visit, a great inexpensive restaurant . I really loved the food!

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Thank brooklyn2bh
Dallas, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want fresh local cuisine come and try Jaco Rustico. It's the bomb. Fresh seafood. The seafood soup is awesome. I drank every drops. Not thing else to say.

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Thank Juian L
Los Angeles, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This food is great typical Costa Rican food for a great price. My kids love it, my hubby loves it and I am going to make it when we return to the US. The prices are unbelievable as well. We go multiple times per stay in Jaco.

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Thank TravelerMary2016
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a line when we first arrived, but we definitely understood why as soon as we were done eating. Food was delicious! We tried the plato del diá - I had the beef and he had the chicken. Both were great, but I preferred the beef. Sadly, they were out of the plantains 😞

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Thank lilliput112
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of all the fancy restaurants we visited while in Jaco, my husband still has cravings for this little mom & pop shop a yr later! We ate here very possibly once a day. It reminded me of a good home-cooking kitchen & the prices were very affordable for the large portions you received. Picnic table seating & make sure... More 

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Thank Lisa C
Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome buffet any time of the day with a wonderful sampling of real local food vs some interpretation of it. Point at what you are curious about and enjoy. Casual atmosphere. Locals eat here so you know its good.

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Thank Tim E
Toronto, Canada
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for a quick beach lunch. Had a typical plate and a juice. Lunch for 2 was about 25 dollars US. Not cheap but good portions and fast service.

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Thank Luke M

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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: South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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