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“Best budget meal in the areas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Soda Jaco Rustico

Soda Jaco Rustico
1/2 block off of Jaco Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 94 Restaurants in Jaco
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best budget meal in the areas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Staying in the ever-growing Jaco a city full of expats, business owners have attempted to bring America to this little town. The result is $3 coffee, overpriced groceries and $15 taco plates. We found Rustico after asking several excursion employees where they ate on their lunch breaks. We wanted local food for local money.

The plates we had came with a protein, two sides and a drink for $6USD. Best option of you are looking for something quick for lunch but don't want to shell out dinner money.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oviedo, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Authentic CR experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Food is straightforward, authentic Costa Rican food. Tastes good, filling, and low prices. We recommend the casados for the true experience.

Visited June 2013
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Comida tipica tica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The best food in all Costa Rica, fast, cheap, big portions, and costarrican home made style food! A must see on your list.. The variety of flavors, every kind of typical dishes, like picadillos, all made with natural vegtables, and fruit drink incluided

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tavernier, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Food - Great Prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I travel to Central America frequently and I can honestly say that I had one of the best steaks I ever had in Central America including very high end restaurants. Service is very fast, all the food is great and they do not overcharge. I got a tip from a ex-pat cab driver and I am glad that I did. The place is not very fancy, but it is clean, great food, great service. Many locals eat here. If you are in Jaco, don't pass it up.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zanesville, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good local food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This place was recommended by one of the owners where we stayed at and it did was a culinary experience. Our kids loved it.

Visited February 2013
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