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Soda Dona Maria

Caribbean, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, South American
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Main street, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had two meals, one with chicken and one with bistec. We liked both of them and they were authentic. I recommend.

Thank Martin S
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8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had two meals one with chicken one with fish. It was nothing special but also not bad. Price and Service was OK.

Thank roenni
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The place was clean and open and I got my food fast. I had the casado con pollo and it was delicious! My first taste of the rice and beans with coconut milk and I was like wow! Then I tasted the chicken and was blown away. However, I asked for water expecting free tap water and instead got a... More 

Thank Felora S
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Don't expect haute cuisine but that's ok. I had chicken with salad and french fries. The chicken was good, the fries crispy (and a bit to greasy) and the (cabbage) salad fresh (and salty). Good fast food

Thank SandraAtje66
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Go here if you are looking for a traditional Caribbean style no nonsense dish! We went here in low season and where the only ones here! Basically 3 choices, fish, chicken or beef...all come with really nice rice, colds,aw and very tasty potatoes and vegetables. There aren't many places to eat in the town but this was well worth a... More 

Thank Sam W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

A fantastic twist on a classic - the carribbean sauce that she makes is absolutely wonderful. We went there multiple times. And, with the casado, everything is very flavorful and unique, not just the fish.

Thank Matthew M
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

The food here is good, but the highlight for me was the oreo iced coffee. It;s essentially oreo ice cream, coffee and the bowl it comes in is HUGE, Everyone that passed me loved the look of it so much they stopped and asked about it. My friends had the strawberry milkshake and the chocolate milkshake - these came in... More 

1 Thank Hannah C
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Food and price are good but service can be slow, definitely you should try the smoothies or batidos and have time to eat there

Thank Geraldine R
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Very good casado (bean and rice) with either chicken, beef or fish served with some banana chips. Relatively quick service if you go for the casado, if you order on the menu can be longer to be served.

Thank BelTiti
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Good casado choice during lunch, the fresh fruit juice was extremely watered down though - should've just gone for a beer

Thank Srdjan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main street, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
Great food place in Tortuguero. Serves a few variations of the typical casado with your choice of meat.

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