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Soda Mar y Bosque Restaurant

Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 11 Restaurants in Drake Bay
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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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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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Oshawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you want an authentic taste of local cuisine, eat here. The fish is fresh, offered in eithier as part of your casado or you can have a whole fish at three different serving sizes. This I highly recommend. They do not speak English but the menu is bilingual.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We had the whole fried fresh fish and quanabana shakes...simply wonderful! The food and place are simple, very basic, but the fish is so fresh and good!

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We and several others we knew ate at Soda Mar y Bosque during our time in Drake Bay and loved it. Good food, reasonable prices, and a rather unique view were all appreciated, but the batidos! Oh my God, the batidos... The papaya and maracuya were my favourites, but there were other flavours available, depending on what was in stock.... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We had breakfast here a couple of times during our stay. Good way to set up the day with good choices and great coffee.

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Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We had the whole fish and a vegetarian casado (even if this was not in the menue, they did it!) and it was very good, we csn highly recommand it. Good place, reasonable prices!

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holland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Don't expect high cuisine here but expect great local food in a relaxed ambiance. Take your flashlight with you regulary power is down and they do not have always candles !

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Kansas City
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Food is okay. The batidos were the best part of our meal. Service was friendly and fast. Would go again for a quick bite but not for a relaxing meal out.

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