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“I miss the Casada con Pescado already!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Soda Montesol

Soda Montesol
between Cafe Delicias and Supermarket | Main Road, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Ranked #13 of 32 restaurants in Montezuma
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“I miss the Casada con Pescado already!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We both enjoyed a hearty, home cooked meal here. Price was very affordable, and the assortment of sides and salads on the Casada dish was superb! Our favourite restaurant in Montezuma!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Authentic and tasty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We stopped by Soda Montesol to kill a little time while in Montezuma. A little time turned into too much time, however, on a low dollar check, I would probably have forgotten about us too. The smoothies we ordered were fabulous (guanabana and blackberry) and there was vegetarian options for just about everything on the menu. (vegan would be difficult as most dishes and smoothies contained milk, egg, or yogurt.) The price was very reasonable, as "sodas" in Costa Rica tend to be less expensive. Other places we've been to really capitalize on the "tourists." Authentic resaurant that has obviously been around for a few hundred years.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great value & service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We went to Soda Montesol for lunch. The location is great, right in the middle of the high street. Don't let the decor stop you from going, the food is great (we had very nice casados), and the portions are huge for the price. The lady serving was lovely, very chatty and friendly.
Fully recommend you to go

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Very good food, Great Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We ate at Soda Montesol once during our vacation in Montezuma. The food was very good and very inexpensive. Its not a restaurant that might cater to tourists (other than perhaps backpackers) and it could easily be passed by. It was one of the tastiest casadas we had during our stay (and we sampled a few)!

Visited February 2013
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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Tico-style soul food and authentic Montezuma ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I can't recommend this restaurant enough! You want to experience some yummy home style food, bumpin reggae beats, bomb interior decorating, and legitimately friendly service? Montesol is for you. Their casado (a Costa Rican specialty) is by far the best in town--they put all sorts of extra goodies on the plate beyond the standard rice/beans/meat. Also, did I mention that they mos def have the best prices in town? Now stop gaping at your screen and go to Montesol!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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