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Soda la Playa

Caribbean, Central American, Latin, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
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| Atras de los telefono publico, Manzanillo 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8444 7108
07:30 - 08:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 08:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We were the only people in this soda for lunch, other than some local kids and dogs running around playing. The service was super slow the entire time. We speak Spanish, but it didn't matter. The three ladies we saw working were more interested in finding the right music to play, than taking our order or coming back to check... More 

Thank BlueBassBoat
Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The bad: We sat down to order in this soda, there were only 3 other tables seated but we waited a while to be served. Once our orders were taken we waited around 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive and we finally got our food more than an hour and half after ordering. We were starving by the time... More 

Thank JenniScott5
St. George, Utah
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

My wife and I had lunch here. We tried the ham and cheese sandwich and fries. The sandwich was ok after all it's just a ham and cheese sandwich. What I can review is the service and price. Both of which was not to my liking. It took FOREVER (1 hour) to get the food. We have tried all the... More 

1 Thank Bill I
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We walked along the beach from Almonds and Corals and decided to grab a snack at this particular soda. We got a couple of plates of plantain chips and fresh guacamole... Mmmmm good! We also tried their fresh fruit drinks: tamarind and pineapple juice ... Both delicious and cold. Ya ...we'd go back.

Thank Roger H
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We drove down the coast to this little town. A true Caribbean hot spot on a Saturday where everyone spills onto the beach, and in town beach area. We had 'make your own' juice smoothies in this little soda. We laughed as they were out of bananas...in this country really (Del Monte/Ffyes/Chiquita Fruits please take note haha) I had a... More 

Thank Gary S
Mountain View, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Maxi's couldn't be bothered to open on time so we went across the street here and had casados. They were decent and the fruit drinks were amazing. The food wasn't particularly fast or anything, but we were kind of prepared for that, and we sat and watched the beach anyway.

Thank Deanna R
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

We got to this soda by coincidence and ordered burgers and shakes. The food was great - big portions, the shakes was yummy - with lots of fruits and milk. The prices are OK, same as every other place in Costa Rica. We will definitely be back here.

1 Thank Noa A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

Can't compete with the other "sodas" in Manzanillo. Higher prices, dryer food and no spices (for example dried garlic instead of fresh).

Thank ylva2015
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Had the Carribean Chicken with vegetables. It came with fries and sauteed onions and peppers. The food lacked flavour and portions were small for the price. Every time the girl working there printed a credit card receipt, she tore it off, crumpled it up and threw it over the fence into the empty lot beside the restaurant. It kind of... More 

Thank Kauaitraveller
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

Found this place to be pricey. My wife ordered the fruit plate, and she was underwhelmed by the quantity and selection that arrived. In a tropical area such as this, you would expect more.

Thank jimmus_69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Central American, Latin, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 08:00
07:30 - 08:00
07:30 - 08:00
07:30 - 08:00
07:30 - 08:00
07:30 - 08:00
07:30 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Atras de los telefono publico, Manzanillo 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: +506 8444 7108

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