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Soda Jaco Rustico

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1/2 Block off Of Jaco Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My go to place for a real costa rica breakfast. Cafeteria outside style setting. Large portions and food is great.

Thank Perry C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The line at the entrance was long for a reason. Great food served on full plates and in generous proportions. Make sure to arrive hungry. Nothing fancy but fresh and delicious. Excellent value. Highly recommended.

Thank 46Lil
Grimsby, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a little treasure. Although not fancy, it is very good Costa Rican food at a very reasonable price. It is served cafeteria style and you order what they have. The owner came to our table to make sure everything was okay and ask if we needed anything. He was so great. We ended up talking to him... More 

1 Thank nthunder2001
Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good price , you sit outside. 2 people eat for $11.00 you get choice of meat , chicken, pork, fish, or steak. Comes w rice/beans sweet plantains and salad (challote salad and mix vegetable mix and a drink

1 Thank jalyn2016
San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very reasonably priced and great variety of Costa Rican meals. Cafeteria style and create your own plate. A must to experience the local cuisine.

1 Thank rogmor2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for something quick for dinner during our spring break in Jaco and had ready very good reviews for this restaurant. We were not disappointed. You get in line and select from a couple of rice dishes, 3-4 meats, vegetables and salad. All that with a drink for less than ~$5 USD. The restaurant is clean and the... More 

1 Thank Cesar G
Spanish Fort, Alabama
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We don't do the tourist restaurants. "When in Rome," we always say. We asked around (the locals) for authentic Costa Rican food, and this place was mentioned the most. The food was great! Atmosphere was authentic Costa Rican. The (few) reviews that I read that were critical; obviously have unrealistic expectations while traveling abroad. They incorrectly assumed every place is... More 

1 Thank AV8RS
San Salvador, El Salvador
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

I read a lot of great reviews about this place, so my expectations were probably too high. You order your food in a buffet line, they offer pork, fish, chicken, rice and beans, veggies, some things didn't look very appealing.... It's suppposed to be local food, you eat for $5-7 a person, cheaper than most places in Costa Rica.

Thank PattyMT
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Fast and friendly, VERY inexpensive. Fed family of 5 for 14000 colones. Not fancy but great pollo, arroz, platanos, all the usual staple foods. Convenient location too.

Thank j g
Westchester, New York, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

As advertised. Great place to go to grab a plate of traditional Costa Rican food - and a nice break from some of the more "americanized" restaurants in town. Served buffet style. Many options to choose from. Not touristy. No frills. Just a simple, yummy, "home cooked" hearty meal.

1 Thank Jeffrey K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Latin, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/2 Block off Of Jaco Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco

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