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Soda Mar y Bosque Restaurant

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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good restaurant with friendly service

We ate here three times in six days and enjoyed every meal. Good choice of Tipico and fish dishes. Friendly service, cold beers, just what you need.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We ate here three times in six days and enjoyed every meal. Good choice of Tipico and fish dishes. Friendly service, cold beers, just what you need.

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Prescott, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Referred to us by locals, we found that this restaurant was very slow in service. Although frequented by english speaking persons, the waitress appeared to understand absolutely no english and everything was done via pointing and hand signals. Mama did cook a good meal, but by the time we received it, it was time for us to leave so all... More 

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100 reviews 100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We ate here three times when we were here. It was one of the most relaxing places to eat. We watched an iguana climb a tree and eat its lunch as we were having ours. They make excellent bebidas. Every meal comes with a salad and beans and rice. Friendly waitstaff too.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have eaten here. Breakfast. Lunch and dinner or just a refreshing drink on many occasions over the past 5 years while in the area each winter. The food is always good, moderately priced, although they automatically add 10% service to your tab. The staff is helpful and the menus are in both Spanish and \English.The view is great and... More 

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I think we had our best food so far in drake bay, the Frozen drinks were perfect. I lovend the meatballs, they were very Nice. The also Dell very Nice Bread, Every day we bought our Bread here, we loved it. Great service.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we dined here when in Drake bay. The food was OK. Lacked a bit of flavor. I am a vegetarian and ordered vegetarian fried rice that lacked flavors. My husband ordered chicken rice, that was great though, as per his review.

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Stavanger, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Soda mar y bosque is a place for simple, traditional CR food. Their casado is good, and their arroz con pollo or other meat or fish is ok. Their casado was a sucsess for me, and is amixed plate with rice and beans,fried banana and fresh veggies. You can choose meatballs,fish,chicken or vegetarian ingredients. A cheap est that tastes good.... More 

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Typical Costa Rican style meals that were delicious and the staff was friendly. We spoke to our server about the business and she spoke of how this restaurant was established before all the others and how the family running Mar y Bosque were among the original settlers to this area. We talked about how things used to be and how... More 

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San Francisco, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It’s a great delicious place to enjoy an authentic cooking and well seasoned dish. The fish was well prepared and flaky, with a good side sauce. The menu was quite varied with meat, seafood and veggies choices. The eatery is right in the middle of the town, making it a great place to hang out too. It sits against the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We enjoyed breakfast and dinner here during our recent visit to Drake Bay. From the front, the building really is not very appealing but walk in and over to the dining area and you will find a quaint, clean little restaurant. They are a full-service, sit-down restaurant that offer meals from breakfast through dinner. Soda Mar y Bosque offers a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

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