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“The crowds every night drew us in...”
Review of Soda Colochos

Soda Colochos
Ranked #12 of 73 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rochester, New York, USA
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The crowds every night drew us in...”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is a hidden treasure. We happened upon it because it is located on the same street as our villa rental, but it's set back from the road and easy to miss. Every night we saw a packed house so we decided to try it on our last night. Excellent ceviche (3 sizes- just try it!), fish fillets with lemon sauce and fish cosada. Very generous plates, very reasonable prices, and friendly service.

Visited January 2014
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  • Dutch first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Best Ceviche!”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

I saw the TA reviews and also asked a couple of locals for the best ceviche in Samara. All confirmed that Colochos is the place to go.

Having eaten there, I see why. Busy place at lunch and when we got there closer to 3 pm the only ceviche option left was fish.

No worries, it really is very good!
Well worth a stop for a bite and an ice cold beer!

Visited January 2014
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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Try the Marisco's Soup”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

old world, old school, lot's of charm and atmosphere, spectacular food simply put. A Fantastic Experience every time I visit.

Visited January 2014
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Columbus
2 reviews
“Don't miss this place!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

I was in Samara in 2010 and somehow missed this place. Thanks to the recommendation from Sara at LazDivaz, we got to make up for it by going twice while we were in town. We've had casado in many cities in Costa Rica, but nothing compares to Colochos. Great fish, great ceviche, great experience and a great price. Don't let the fact that this isn't on the beach (it's in the middle of town and a bit hidden) make you pass it by. Ask for directions and you won't be sorry!

Visited January 2014
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good local food”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Casados of fresh fish, rice, and fruit. Fruit smoothies. no english spoken,but good service. off the main street down an alley

Visited January 2014
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Thank Donna O
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