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Sol y Mar

Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
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At Cabinas Sol y Mar | Right on the beach - middle of town, where the cool breezes flow, Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica
+506 2776 0014
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Utrecht
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

We stayed in the cabinas of sol y mar. The food was so good, we didn't even feel the need to look for anything else. They have a menu with a lot of different choices. The breakfasts are really nice and healthy. They have excellent, freshly made hamburgers for lunch. The fresh tuna was superb and als the jumbo shrimps... More 

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Thank EviUtrecht
Grand Junction
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

We've eaten here on 3 different trips to Zancudo. The food has always been good, especially the fresh tuna. However, the service has been very poor every time. Often you need to sit at a table with others so it's not a very romantic experience. I haven't enjoyed the atmosphere which is too bad, because the food really is very... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

The Fish & Chips were the best I've ever had. Hand battered Mahi in an almost tempura batter. Fries were crisp. Served with what tasted like a basil garlic sauce that was out of this world. They also have Willie's chile sauce and another sauce. Heavenly.

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Thank WyoFarmGirl
Austin, Texas
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

This is a great place to hang, Rick and Lori make you feel like family right off the bat. The local ticos and tourists mingle well, a very friendly place with great food and good vibes, great cocktails and cold beer also.

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Rio, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

Great food, setting, specialty drinks, clothing, jewelry, and always interesting conversations to be had at the bar. We never miss a stop at Sol y Mar on our trips to CR.

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Thank LoriLRio_Wisconsin
New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

The fish dish w/ shrimp sauce was excellent, as well as the Sol y Mar rice! Highly recommended. And local beers were $2 each!

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Thank TKM1986
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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233 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

This place is the social center of Zancudo and for good reason. The food and drinks are good and affordable, service is good, the atmosphere is laid back and they are on the beach. There is music on Wed. nights and it seems like the entire village is there. Definetly the place to be!

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Thank yogiglo
California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

We stayed in the Cabanas for 6 nights, Dec 23rd to Dec 28th 2011. The road to get there was rough to say the least but once we arrived it was great. Rick and Lori where gracious hosts. The food was great, the beer cold, the beach and ocean were fabulous. The rooms were nice, no frills other than two... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

We were staying at the cabinas, so we went charging all to the room, we tried dinner the first night there and immediately realized we weren't likely to go anywhere else in Zancudo for food. I simply couldn't put down the Bangkok Thai Tacos (minty ground beef, served with a stack of lettuce leaves and rice so you can make... More 

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Miami
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2011

I'm not sure it's the beach being so close you can hear it or the weather or the folks that find themselves in Zancudo, but it is likely a combination of all three that keeps us coming back to the Sol Y Mar. No, it's not for everyone! It's not air conditioned and the menu is not pages long. In... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: At Cabinas Sol y Mar | Right on the beach - middle of town, where the cool breezes flow, Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Playa Zancudo
  • Phone Number: +506 2776 0014

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?