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Soda Mima

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Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, South American
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Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

First off, the coffee here is great! I also had a fish filet casado here which was very tasty (although a bit oily) as well. The prices are good and the people who own it are nice!

Thank sashajam
Rochester, New York
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a great little spot among the very few choices actually in Manzanillo. Mima's is close to the "supermarket" across from Maxi's and the owner chef is a very nice man who makes an excellent corn shelled empanada for only something like 800 colones! Excellent and for the price the best thing in town. There is often a little... More 

Thank Mark D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Tranquilo the owner is an affable man from SAN JOSE who moved to Manzanillo to create a new life with MIMA. And that is what he did. We both look to the future of manzanillo and carry the past proudly. SODA MIMA is the best place to people watch in a tranquil setting. Food is priced fairly.

Thank Peter T
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

A real Caribbean authentic fusion culinary experience and great prices! The wait times can be a bit long, but it's worth it for the arroz con pollo and Caribbean chicken.

Thank Brad S
Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I had the fillet of fish Caribbean style it was served with rice and salad and the fish was delicious. Authentic Costa Rican food, we have been twice and with go back again and again, this soda cafe is near the beach it is also the most reasonable soda in Manzanillo the food is tasty and fresh, the cafe is... More 

Thank calindsay2015
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Ate at Soda Mima twice as we were so impressed the first time round. Stumbled across it by chance, choosing it because it was the busiest of the Soda's in the area and wanting to avoid the less authentic looking places. Gallo pinto and huevos for breakfast was spot on. Say yes to the hot sauce. Casado of fish for... More 

Thank Jacquelyn K
St. George, Utah
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This soda has everything going for it. Good food, fast friendly service, great prices and a great view of the village square and beach. My wife and I love it. This is our favorite soda in Manzanillo. We have had 2 breakfasts here. A ham and cheese omelet and a ham and cheese sandwich the first day, then pancakes and... More 

1 Thank Bill I
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241 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

This place has no frills but delivers great quality local food at a reasonable price. The Gallo Pinto was the best I've had in over 8-weeks in Central America. Thoroughly authentic Soda run by a charming local man. Back there tomorrow for more!

Thank BristolCharles
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2015

During our 10 day stay, it became a habit for us to walk to Soda Mima's for late breakfast. The menu is in Spanish, but is easy to figure out. Coffee or hot chocolate will start your day for about $2. My favorite was the ham and cheese omelet for $4, but it is all good. We had a hamburgesa... More 

Thank John2Mary
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This soda is located a few meters from the beach in Manzanillo. Let me preface by saying that we walked in here dripping wet with seawater after snorkeling. The owner welcomed us and quickly served us ice cold beer and a bottle of water. They were out of a few things on the menu like fried chicken, but we enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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  • Address: Dont Have the Address, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo

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