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Sol y Mar

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Costa Rican, South American
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100 Meters North of the Plaza | Next to Supermarket Catalinas, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My husband loves this little soda/restaurant. His favorite, sopa de mariscos c/arroz blanco, I prefer the casado con pescado. The food is simple, fresh, in general good quality for the price. The service a little bit slow but the staff friendly and sincere. We'll definitely dinne there next time with go to Potrero.

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Thank Lola B
Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

i liked this place. the fish had a saucy presentation. an american couple who spends 3 months annually in the area told me it is their favorite. the chef, while a local, used to work at a French restaurant thus the sauces have a French twist.

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Havre, Montana
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We were looking around the Potrero area for someone that served Cordon Blue and we were told that Sol Y Mar did and it was good. So we went with friends Sat. night. Well three of us had the Cordon Blue and one had the seafood and rice. OMG!!! This was the BEST Cordon Blue I've ever tasted. So much... More 

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Courtice, Canada
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This was a repeat visit to Sol Y Mar. We had eaten there several years ago. We were not disappointed. Typical Costa Rican fare, fresh, homemade and tasty. Rice, chicken, beans, plantain etc. all made with love by the owner. Our server ( the owner's daughter) speaks good English and is able to answer our questions as we had a... More 

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Thank Claire422
Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

We went to this restaurant at least once a day. Always great food at good prices. We tried all the places mentioned on here, but Sol y Mar always delivered. It's family owned and they are super friendly. My picky 3 year old also loved this restaurant. He ate the burgers, the typical food, and drank all the fruit smoothies.... More 

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Thank Thuy R
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I loved the food and the beer was coooold. ...amazing tico menú with very flavorful dishes...the rice with calamari was great,the casado plenty of food...and very good prices. It's a must around penca for lunch or(and) dinner!

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Thank Harold Q
Meadville, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We went here twice while we were staying in Potrero/Pacific Heights...it was delicious. Great, non-touristy feel. Good food, friendly service. Enjoyed watching chickens and iguanas next door while we ate.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We arrived to Playa Penca area after a long 6 hour car ride, and we were ready to eat. Sol y Mar did not disappoint. I had the Mahi Mahi in a white wine sauce, which was excellent, however, the burger my husband ordered was tiny and blackened. Overall, a good dining experience, the service was fast (for Costa Rican... More 

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Homer, New York
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Had dinner here one night and lunch a couple of days later, whole red snapper, sea bass with a sauce I can't remember, think it was kimberley,that was very good, the club sandwich was a treat, clean, good service would go back again

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This little gem is a great spot just off the main road as you head towards Playa Danta. If you blink you might miss it, but Sol y Mar is a family run restaurant that offers open air seating and high quality typical fare. We love to bring family and friends here when they visit and they are never disappointed.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Costa Rican, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Meters North of the Plaza | Next to Supermarket Catalinas, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Potrero
Description
Located in the center of Playa Potrero. 011-506-2654-4402. Owned and operated by Gerardo Moreno and family

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