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Soda Mediterranea

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Pueblito Sur, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This may be my favorite restaurant in all of Costa Rica so far and I've been to quite a few as I've been here for a week and a half now. Lovely little quaint place with bohemian atmosphere. Super super authentic Italian food. The server and Chef Paulo are both very friendly and chef Paulo is often serving as well.... More 

Thank Evan J
El Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently great food! Good ambiance. Always a pleasure to eat here. Best part of it all, it is the only restaurant in town opens till late. Finish up with sorbet!

Thank Can S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I lived in El Coco Beach for a year back in 2013 while working at the Four Seasons Resort Papagayo and became a regular of Soda Mediterranea not only because of their excellence in every plate they concocted but also because of the cozy ambiance and wonderful customer service provided by Alessandro, the italian former owner. Well, I came back... More 

Thank Lasibarita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

It's a cozy place in the middle of a small plaza where you can dine outside. Wonderful dinner, great service, friendly staff... I highly recommend visiting this place!!!

Thank mariajoaguilar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Food was pretty good. Atmosphere was nice. It shares the same courtyard as La Dolce Vita. Wife and 3 teen children liked it more than I or I would have rated it a three. I preferred La dolce vita.

Thank AdvntrTime
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, incredible flavors, not to mention such a cute setup of the restauraunt. Would recommend to anyone, especially for those Italian-food lovers.

Thank Hannah D
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Very good food in a lovely setting. We were welcomed with small bowls of tasty fresh soup, enjoyed a variety of tasty seafood dishes, and sent of with apertifs. Very welcoming atmosphere, tasty food, and gracious service.

Thank gregesimon
Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

This is a small intimate Bistro. Dining is Al fresco and the service is very personal. We had the "home-made" gnocchi and I can truthfully say it was the best I ever had. I can also attest to the freshness of their fish. While we were dining a local fisherman brought in a beautiful red snapper and proudly displayed it... More 

Thank Neil J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

That is a small open-sky restaurant in a modern courtyard squeezed between another Italian and French restaurants.We are not that kind of people looking for homeland food whenever abroad but after several days of local specialties thought it was appropriate to taste something different.We went there under local friend recommendation then it was a pleasant suprise as food was actually... More 

Thank mikep_05
Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I along with another couple ordered the red snapper for dinner which was the catch of the day. As soon as we sat down the service was amazing. We were brought complimentary soup along with fresh warm bread. Two waiters than began preparing our meals, it was like watching a show. The food was delicious and the... More 

Thank Wayne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pueblito Sur, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: 50626701107

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?