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Soda Colochos

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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
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Meters South Of Ice 150 | near Rancho de la Playa and Samara Massage, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Canada
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the staff were ready to go home. We heard good vibes about the place and wanted our last meal to be a good one, but that wasn't to be. I had the feeling we weren't to stay long. So, we left. Too bad!

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Thank Frank B
East Nassau, New York
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant has a different menu from last year. We heard the paella was good there, so stopped in to try it. It was one of the best we ever ate. The Paella for 2 cost $14,000 colons ( under $28). There was so much fish, clams, shrimp, lobster and other items in it. We ate till we were ready... More 

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Thank CrosCrek
Lake of Bays, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Enjoyed our meal here very much. I ordered the lemon filet and when it came the sauce looked like something I wouldn't like but I was wrong. It was very good. OH ordered the daily special, tuna, with garlic and we both ate everything. Best fish we've had in Costa Rica

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Thank Ladybugsonthego
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The ceviche was ridiculously good. Huge portion and served plantains that they smashed and fried to use instead of crackers. The only thing I didn't like was the wait but they food was so good it absolved them. Also, Costa Rican time, everything is just a little bit slower. Really though, treat yourself to this ceviche I've eaten a lot... More 

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Thank Joe S
Regina, Canada
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This little soda has expanded considerably in the last three years. The family are great hosts, and the food is still amazing. This was our favourite place to eat on this most recent trip. We had the paella twice, and both times the seafood was the fresh daily catch rather than a standard assortment. Typico meals are perfect for lighter... More 

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Thank VinnieCorbett
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the Tico comfort foods and super sangria. Rice with anything is good. Snapper was the fish of the day and it was delicious. Enjoy visiting with the family while you are there--- soon to be one more.

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Thank Bill L
Columbus, Ohio
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great paella, loaded with seafood and rice. I ate it all! The Fetching Mrs. Rat had the Casado, meat, rice, beans and salad. The food was really very good. It also was the cheapest meal we had in Costa Rica. The tricky part is not finding Soda Colochos. The tricky part is finding your way back to the beach and... More 

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Thank Johnnyrat1
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Had an amazing cosadas and the best shrimp ceviche - served on plantains, yum! We were only in Samara 3 days and ate dinner there twice!

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Thank tierney_tuna
Irvington, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This place is a little tricky to find...but it worth looking for! Great food. Nice people. I like the shrimp & garlic sauce.

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Thank ahop13
Waukegan il
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in Samara. Great food, excellent service, and good drinks. This is a must go to restaurant. My favorite dinner is garlic pulpo. The ceviche is amazing.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters South Of Ice 150 | near Rancho de la Playa and Samara Massage, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara

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