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“Authentic and tasty” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Soda Montesol

Soda Montesol
Ranked #22 of 35 Restaurants in Montezuma
Cuisines: Costa Rican, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Authentic and tasty”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We stopped by Soda Montesol to kill a little time while in Montezuma. A little time turned into too much time, however, on a low dollar check, I would probably have forgotten about us too. The smoothies we ordered were fabulous (guanabana and blackberry) and there was vegetarian options for just about everything on the menu. (vegan would be difficult as most dishes and smoothies contained milk, egg, or yogurt.) The price was very reasonable, as "sodas" in Costa Rica tend to be less expensive. Other places we've been to really capitalize on the "tourists." Authentic resaurant that has obviously been around for a few hundred years.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great value & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

We went to Soda Montesol for lunch. The location is great, right in the middle of the high street. Don't let the decor stop you from going, the food is great (we had very nice casados), and the portions are huge for the price. The lady serving was lovely, very chatty and friendly.
Fully recommend you to go

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeanne T
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Connecticut
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Very good food, Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

We ate at Soda Montesol once during our vacation in Montezuma. The food was very good and very inexpensive. Its not a restaurant that might cater to tourists (other than perhaps backpackers) and it could easily be passed by. It was one of the tastiest casadas we had during our stay (and we sampled a few)!

Visited February 2013
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Thank KH68
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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tico-style soul food and authentic Montezuma ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

I can't recommend this restaurant enough! You want to experience some yummy home style food, bumpin reggae beats, bomb interior decorating, and legitimately friendly service? Montesol is for you. Their casado (a Costa Rican specialty) is by far the best in town--they put all sorts of extra goodies on the plate beyond the standard rice/beans/meat. Also, did I mention that they mos def have the best prices in town? Now stop gaping at your screen and go to Montesol!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Erika S
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Newberg, Oregon
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195 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Great food and lots of it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Our tour guide brought a group of us here. I had both breakfast and dinner here. The prices are good, the food tasty and plentiful and the location central. There is a lot of murals painted on the walls and the bathroom is hidden on the back wall set into a mural....of a wooden door. The pasta dinners were huge. The burgers looked really good too. I had a casada (daily plate) with a pork chop and it was a lot of good food. I really liked the watermelon drink. The service was a little slow, however I had plenty of time. Would recommend to family and friends

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank StarrsySmith
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