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“Simply the best place in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Soda marvin

Soda marvin
Ranked #3 of 7 Restaurants in Cabuya
Cuisines: Costa Rican, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is a local restaurant thst is attached to the owner's residence. It is mint green, across the street from super david mercado, with the coca cola sighs,
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Simply the best place in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

I visit Cabuya at least once every year, and I can say without any doubt that soda Marvins is the best restaurant in the entire area. Marvin and his sweet wife and children are always very sweet and attentive. The food is simply fantastic! I can highly recommend the quesadilla with chicken. I am not the biggest fish lover, but rumors will have it that the freshly caught tuna dishes are to die for. All in all a fantastic restaurant and a great local homey atmosphere.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just incredible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Cabuya for 2 months and dined out at every place possible in the Montezuma and Cabuya area, and Marvin's place is by far the best restaurant we visited. Marvin and his sweet wife and his lovely children offer a great local atmosphere. They are always welcoming and the food is excellent! We can highly recommend the freshly caught tuna dishes and the amazing chicken quesadillas. Also, the prices are very affordable :)
All in all a visit worth while!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service, fantastic prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We ate there every single night from the moment Jim, the owner of the Howler Monkey Hotel recommended this place. We felt no need to try anything else. Night after night we had great food at very reasonable prices. And the service was really friendly, too. We even brought our own wine after they told us on the first night that they don't serve any. Last but not least--great atmosphere, with dining tables under a palm-thatched roof. Can't get much better than this if you are looking for an authentic, low-key experience.

Visited March 2014
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“The quality hasn't changed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We were vacationing in Cabuya when Marvin's restaurant first opened 3-4 years ago. We returned to Cabuya this year and our first stop was at Marvin's for our now traditional Quesadia and Fahita. The presentation was still artful and the quality was unchanged. This year we also tried his garlic fish filet and it too was excellent. The only thing that changed were his 2 daughters who served as waitresses. They were two precocious kids back when and now they are teenagers. There are probably 2 other good restaurants in Cabuya but Marvin's is still hands down the best food for the best price. He needs to raise his prices!

  • Visited January 2014
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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Food in the Nicoya Peninsula”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

After some 15 visits over 23 days, I offer an unqualified excellent to this wonderful family restaurant. The level of sophistication of the menu and the meal presentation was far above expectation on every occasion. The fresh fish was always served just cooked and delicately seasoned.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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