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Soda Y Restaurante El Estero Azul

Road From Flamingo Resort To Potrero, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“casado” (16 reviews)
“red snapper” (11 reviews)
“ceviche” (12 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Road From Flamingo Resort To Potrero, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Unless you were walking on the beach, you would never find this place. From the road you have to take a small dirt path(narrow, but drivable) to reach the restaurant. It’s not in plain view from the main roads. However, if you want a real...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 260ashleighw
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This is nice restaurant, very local place, I love the fish and shrimp ceviche, beers are always very cold and is located next to the beach, I will definitely recommend this place for nice afternoon lunch. Sunsets are great from there!!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ATVBeachTours
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Situated off the road in Playa Flamingo, this hidden gem is great. I ordered the Casado with beef. It was great. Very large portions and service was very good. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TinsleySC
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We couldn’t find this place on the road...walking on the beach from Flamingo you’ll find it before the crop of rocks- if you reach The Beach House you’ve gone too far OR walking from Potrero, past the Beach House, past/over the rocks(depending on tides) and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 30louconcerts
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We were visiting Costa Rica for a week. Wonderful food and atmosphere RIGHT ON THE BEACH!! We will be regulars when we come back to stay!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jamesfI4336YU
Reviewed June 29, 2018

This place was recommended by a hotel staff and it did not disappoint. The mahi mahi with seafood sauce for verry good and the beff steak casado was excellent. I highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lynn5450
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

This hole in the wall was recommended by our atv tour guide Johnny!!! Amazing is not a good enough word for how yummy this was!! My family of four loved all our meals. Fresh fish great atmosphere friendly service great price!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Y3779PYdenises
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful morning. Very good breakfast with an amazing view. With our friends from Plaja Flamingo Condos.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Florin L
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

It’s been said many times already but I’ll say it again - this isn’t the easiest place to find, especially in the dark and especially when the rain is pouring down! But it was worth the visit. The atmosphere really was very local, not at...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sfryyz
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

What a great place to watch a sunset and enjoy our best meal in Flamingo/Portrero! We read many of the great Trip Advisor reviews recommending Estero Azul and decided to go for it! We went with the Mahi-Mahi with shrimp sauce and it was delicious....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Joe L
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Ellen F
February 11, 2017|
Response from Kurt K | Reviewed this property |
It is usually open everyday .
February 21, 2015|
Response from murraysDevon | Reviewed this property |
Follow the road to Potrero out of Flamingo and at the steep bend as the road leaves the beach turn onto the beach and walk about 100m, or follow the track that runs parallel to the beach. If you get to the jetty and "The... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road From Flamingo Resort To Potrero, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Flamingo
Restaurant Estero Azul is located near Flamingo on your way to Potrero. Before you turn right at the beach at Restaurant Plemar keep on going straight all way to the back of the road (about 100m). You'll find a fisherman's house with a small eating place next to the beach. Here they'll serve you the catch of the day without paying Flamingo prices. This google search (El Estero Azul Playa Flamingo) has little information but at least lets you know it's legit. GREAT PLACE!
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