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Reviewed 18 March 2024

Nice and simple place, very good food. We tried the nachos, probably among the best we've had and a fish-casados. We shared both and it was plenty. Would go back in a sec.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

Top notch food at very reasonable prices Found this great restaurant by reading the good reviews. We were not disappointed. We were served by the friendly owner.It was lovely and comfortable with the fan on .I had the mixed nachos and my friends and husband...had the grilled garlic fish with plenty of sides on the plate.There are some seats facing vegetation and the river and you can spot wildlife while you eat.If we were staying longer I would have no hesitation eating here every dayMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

If you are anywhere near Uvita, do not miss this spot! It’s off the beaten path so not too crowded but the food is 11/10! Be sure to order the nachos. You’re welcome. Pura Vida!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023 via mobile

The food was fabulous and plentiful. The best beef nachos ever. Our friend said the seafood pasta Alfredo was terrific. Quaint little place with quick service and amazing food. The pork chop meal was exceptional.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023 via mobile

A nice restaurant just off the main road in Uvita. Service was great and the food was also delicious. We ordered the nachos to share as well as the chicken fajitas. A good spot to stop off for lunch.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023 via mobile

Soda Ranchito Dona Maria in Uvita, Costa Rica, is an amazing restaurant that left me with a truly delightful experience. The barbecue pork chops were off the hook, perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. The plantains were a delightful accompaniment, adding a sweet and savory...touch to the meal. The Bolognese was exceptional, with rich flavors that were both comforting and satisfying. And let's not forget the fish grill with garlic, which was an absolute highlight of the meal, bursting with amazing flavors. The overall dining experience at Soda Ranchito Dona Maria was nothing short of amazing, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Uvita.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023 via mobile

Flavourful food, great service and nice location next to a creek. Will definitely be back. We had a delicious lunch and watched iguanas in the nearby trees. Very clean.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023 via mobile

What a delightful lunch. It was one of the best meals I’ve had in Costa Rica! You wont be disappointed. Excellent service too!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

Went early for breakfast and loved it! Sat overlooking creek filled with jesus lizards on edge of jungle. Great food, great people, great hidden residential vibe

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

The restaurant is very simple and cozy located of the road next to the house where they live but the food is amazing. IT’s family food oriented. Fresh clean good test and the price is very fare and reasonable. The only downside is if they...are busy which they always do you will wait for the food forty minutes. Seating outside no air conditioning. I love the place very welcoming and friendly. That are serving breakfast and lunch .More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023 via mobile

Excellent Costa Rican casados in a friendly and pleasant space. Nice and quiet, off the main road. A real find in Uvita that can tend to be touristy and over priced. Ask for a bebida sin azúcar—the guanábana was yummy

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

It's tough to find good sodas in the tourist zones. But this one is excellent. Their casado was far more varied and thoughtful than others with each element being delicious. The stewed Pollo en salsa is an excellent departure from the more common pechuga option...which ends up rubbery. And the nachos are a surprise standout. Lovely service and the kitchen is able to keep up with high volumes. I'd say it was a relaxed speed appropriate for the setting. Prices are what they are but I'd say good value given the mixed quality around this area. Added bonus is you don't have to sit facing a highway as is also common in the area. This place is in a quiet backstreet. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 16 January 2023

This was one of the first and best places we ate at during our 3-week Costa Rice trip. My husband and I ordered casados: vegetarian for me, meat for him. Fresh ingredients, reasonably priced and service was excellent. The setting was quiet and lovely, surrounded...by lush trees and a stream alongside. Highly recommend for delicious, local food.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 November 2022 via mobile

The food was fresh, the service was with a smile and the environment was pleasant. Things to note…they are closed on Saturday and Sunday, it is cash only plus 10% tax, and it’s off the beaten path; just how I like it!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022

We were pressed for time, and found this Soda for a quick bite to eat prior to running off to the Cacao tour nearby. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. We each ordered a Casado (with different proteins), and it was quick to arrive...and TASTY! This food could not have been fresher. I fell in love with the food of Costa Rica this trip, and this Soda was no exception. Fresh fish served (for me) with my meal, delicious plantains, and moist rice and beans. It is located in what appears to be someone's carport, and they had some very cute dogs on the porch which added to the enjoyment. The owner has a great garden which is the setting you sit in when eating. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Soda Ranchito Dona Maria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5