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Soda Colochos

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Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
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150 meters south of Ice | near Rancho de la Playa and Samara Massage, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Ceviche and More

Visited Samara over Christmas 2015 and visited this restaurant three times. The Ceviche is simply the best but their plantines and pork dishes are not to be overlooked. Great wait staff, congenial dining area and incredible prices for food this fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
pfmurphy
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Samara over Christmas 2015 and visited this restaurant three times. The Ceviche is simply the best but their plantines and pork dishes are not to be overlooked. Great wait staff, congenial dining area and incredible prices for food this fresh.

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Thank pfmurphy
Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stop into Soda Colochos every time we are in Samara and it never disappoints. The shrimp ceviche with patacones is excellent and is the reason we keep going back! Well that and the laid back feel, attentive service and reasonable prices make this a real treat! Highly recommend you give it a try!

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Thank Shorty B
Montreal, Canada
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to eat where locals eat great food, this is your stop. The ceviche is to die for, the fish cassado and the chicken cassado ( typical plate of rice and beans, meat of your choice, plantains, salad) were amazing and the service friendly! On our trip we went a few times and I wanted to go again... More 

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Thank Sabrina1176
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere has a cool vibe with great music playing. The service was warm, welcoming and attentive. You can't go wrong ordering the ceviche accompanied with crackers. It is so fresh and tasty. The fish fillet Casado was amazing! It comes with salad, rice, beans, lightly battered deep fried fish, plantains and spaghetti. Very filling and affordable.

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Thank Keiko B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on a recommendation from a gal at our hotel. The service was good & excellent food at a great price. All the kids enjoyed their food & the adults even tried the chilero that was in a plastic jar on the table - only for those who love intense hot peppers!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch, based on a local recommendation and Tripadvisor. We all really enjoyed our lunches (2 x calamari for the kids and ceviche and chicken and rice for us) plus ice cold beverages (it was hot!). All tasty, was pretty quick and everyone was friendly

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Thank mishfish5
Montreal, Canada
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went there for breakfast a few times as this is the best value we found. There are always a few choices, typical breakfast, pancakes, etc... It is a small family run soda in the center of the village, off the main streets and is worth looking for.

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Thank SylvanoT
Wendell, MA
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Had the fish in lemon sauce. It was amazing. It's a simple but delicious restaurant. No wine, however.

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Thank Patricia S
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

If you once found it, you will go there every day! Great traditional food in a very clean soda, try the cevice, its the best on planet! reasonable prizes, friendly staff (i think its a family that runs it). You find it when you just follow the small path at the left hand side from the Supermarket, its definetely worth... More 

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Thank Pla-payoon
Houston, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

It looks simple with colourful tablecloths on picnic tables but the food is amazing! It was our first try of Casado - the typical Costa Rican dish with meat, rice, beans and salad. It was so delicious! Very large portions! My kids loved the chicken fingers. Very family friendly and very reasonable prices for Samara.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 meters south of Ice | near Rancho de la Playa and Samara Massage, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, South American, Costa Rican

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