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“Very good food and great place to watch the sunset” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Soda Mar y Bosque Restaurant

Soda Mar y Bosque Restaurant
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 9 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
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very good food and great place to watch the sunset”
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 things are now. Some changes for the better and some changes for the worse but a great perspective to experience.

Visited June 2014
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English first
San Francisco, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Delicious Cuisine!”
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 lush green area so you get the nature right next to you. It’s also part of a family owned place that is between their grocery store and tour company. This is how you can appreciate this tightly knit town with everyone knows everyone and is very friendly.

Visited May 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Delightful surprise! Excellent local cuisine!”
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 large selection of authentic local cuisine along with some international selections. Service is excellent and our meals were fresh, very tasty, generously portioned with a great value for money! The fruit smoothies are delicious and they have a generous selection of drinks.

Highly recommended local dining spot!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oshawa, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Tico cuisine”
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.

Visited March 2014
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Get the Pescado Entero Frito!”
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!

Visited February 2014
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