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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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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

If you once found it, you will go there every day! Great traditional food in a very clean soda, try the cevice, its the best on planet! reasonable prizes, friendly staff (i think its a family that runs it). You find it when you just follow the small path at the left hand side from the Supermarket, its definetely worth... More 

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Houston, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

It looks simple with colourful tablecloths on picnic tables but the food is amazing! It was our first try of Casado - the typical Costa Rican dish with meat, rice, beans and salad. It was so delicious! Very large portions! My kids loved the chicken fingers. Very family friendly and very reasonable prices for Samara.

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Thank juliafri
Houston, Texas
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97 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Best ceviche ever. Great price, simple, no frills location. Guy at the bar takes the ceviche out of a bowl in the fridge & serves it on a plate for you. Very fresh & perfect citrus taste.

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Thank amyhearttravel
Florida
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch at Colochos today! I loved my ceviche mixta & my boyfriend said his pecsado al ajo was the best fish he'd ever eaten. The service was great & I highly recommend this place!

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Thank Jimmi C
Vienna
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

In our 4 weeks trip throug Costa Rica we tried a lot of Ceviches in different places. But none was as good as the Ceviche in Colochos. Great soft fish, great taste.

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Thank starman1977
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

The best ceviche pescado around. We loved this family run place so much during our vacation we went twice. It's a bit hard to find at the end of a side street, but worth it. Service was nice. My son loved the banana batido. And the rice with seafood was like costa rican paella. Full of flavor. This place was... More 

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Thank RoyFamily15
Burlington, Vermont
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

Plain and simply the best casado in Samara! It is a little tucked away and well worth the search because the food is fantastic! The casado with fish was a highlight meal of my entire trip and probably one of the cheapest!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

Was waiting to get ceviche at the beach and Soda Colochos (at the recommendation of some shop owners in town) was muy perfecto! I got the mixto ceviche with squid, shrimp, and other seafood. The large portion was served with 3 freshly made plantain pancakes....YUM! I was only able to eat 2 of the plantain cakes and the whole order... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

We were pleased with this find. The traditional plate with fish was great. The salad, beans, and fish were flavorful and filling. The lemon fish had a very buttery, but not very lemony sauce, but still good. The fish was a little overcooked, but everything else was great. Also enjoyed my papaya fruit drink. Everything was fresh and we had... More 

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London, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

The location is just off the busy street, always busy when we've been there. The service is good overall. Prices are very reasonable. The ceviche is great, we also had typical meals with beef, pork and fish, the pork and fish were great, the beef was somewhat overcooked but tasty. Very filling meal, great beans and rice, for a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?