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Soda Mar y Bosque Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Kingston, Ontario
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580 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

We came here for lunch. The menu is varied and the prices reasonable for Drake Bay. The ambiance is pretty basic, service so-so and the food just okay. There are better places to eat in town.

Thank Weerobbie
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

We all liked this place very much. Very good, consistent. We went there a few times. Love the lady who usually works in the mornings- very sweet.

Thank fourmileswest
Northampton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

We ate here three times in six days and enjoyed every meal. Good choice of Tipico and fish dishes. Friendly service, cold beers, just what you need.

Thank twohoots2
Prescott, Arizona
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

Referred to us by locals, we found that this restaurant was very slow in service. Although frequented by english speaking persons, the waitress appeared to understand absolutely no english and everything was done via pointing and hand signals. Mama did cook a good meal, but by the time we received it, it was time for us to leave so all... More 

Thank 1ChicagoKid
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140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

We ate here three times when we were here. It was one of the most relaxing places to eat. We watched an iguana climb a tree and eat its lunch as we were having ours. They make excellent bebidas. Every meal comes with a salad and beans and rice. Friendly waitstaff too.

Thank passionflora
Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

I have eaten here. Breakfast. Lunch and dinner or just a refreshing drink on many occasions over the past 5 years while in the area each winter. The food is always good, moderately priced, although they automatically add 10% service to your tab. The staff is helpful and the menus are in both Spanish and \English.The view is great and... More 

Thank LostGringo2013
Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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168 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

I think we had our best food so far in drake bay, the Frozen drinks were perfect. I lovend the meatballs, they were very Nice. The also Dell very Nice Bread, Every day we bought our Bread here, we loved it. Great service.

Thank 83-Stefan-83
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

we dined here when in Drake bay. The food was OK. Lacked a bit of flavor. I am a vegetarian and ordered vegetarian fried rice that lacked flavors. My husband ordered chicken rice, that was great though, as per his review.

Thank radhika r
Mandal, Norway
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

Soda mar y bosque is a place for simple, traditional CR food. Their casado is good, and their arroz con pollo or other meat or fish is ok. Their casado was a sucsess for me, and is amixed plate with rice and beans,fried banana and fresh veggies. You can choose meatballs,fish,chicken or vegetarian ingredients. A cheap est that tastes good.... More 

Thank KjzLrs
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Typical Costa Rican style meals that were delicious and the staff was friendly. We spoke to our server about the business and she spoke of how this restaurant was established before all the others and how the family running Mar y Bosque were among the original settlers to this area. We talked about how things used to be and how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay

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