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Soda Y Restaurante El Estero Azul

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Central American, Costa Rican, Caribbean, Seafood, South American
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road from flamingo resort to potrero, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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Kalispell, Montana
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking distance to Casa Del Sol. Nice, friendly atmosphere, good food and service. We had shrimp and fish for dinner.

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Thank Tom B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Soooooo cheap compared to the any restaurant around with equivalent food and service, nice change from the normal burritos and burgers that appear in most menu here, they have great sea food, traditionally prepared tico style, really great place to eat tico food other than casado, the location is awesome on the beach near flamingo

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Thank NicholasTaylor345
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent spot for a totally authentic tico breakfast. If you are looking for white tablecloths, this is not for you. If you want authentic then you're in luck. The trick is finding the place.... You will think you're definitely lost just about the time you see it. Great spot!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit for dinner. the calamari, whole red snapper and ceviche were among the best liked dishes. Knowing a little Spanish helps with communication. We'd certainly go back.

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Disclaimer: only come to this place if you are not looking for a "sophisticated atmosphere." First of all, you have to leave the paved road (highway) and drive down a dirt road, pass a few shacks (people might be burning garbage next to the road) and make a short left move towards the ocean. The road stops there, and you... More 

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Thank Huasteco
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We went here for a traditional Casada breakfast and it was very good. There was seating right on the beach and the staff was very friendly. I do wish coffee refills were a thing though. Overall a great spot!

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ibcarolek
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I'm so surprised to find that others found this little soda...there's no sign from the street, but it's an easy find if you are walking on the beach. We went in search of coffee our first morning and found this little place. We got the typical CR breakfast - eggs, gallo pinto, and cheese. And coffee! It was pleasant to... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We had been to Playa Flamingo a few times, but had never tried this Soda before. We enjoyed our dinner and look forward to returning when next we visit. The seafood was very fresh. While prepared in typical Costa Rican fashion (e.g., don't expect some complicated, fragile sauce with your fish), that was what we were looking for and we... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

This is not a 5 star Zagut rated fine dining. It is a local "SODA" with open air dining, hole in wall local place. There was a dog and chicken on the grounds and walking thru resturant freely. Hammocks and good ocean view. No air conditioning, but plenty of shade and some celing fans. When we were there our party... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Ceviche Camaroon was the freshest around! Tasty Drinks and Great Views! Simple Soda what one should expect from locals. Great food, Great prices, and Easy going service!! Love Tico food!!!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, Caribbean, Seafood, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Description
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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