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“Lacked Flavour” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Soda la Playa

Soda la Playa
Ranked #8 of 12 Restaurants in Manzanillo
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Okotoks
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Lacked Flavour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 went with the theme of Manzanillo; dirty and garbage everywhere. I would not go back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kauaitraveller
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pricy and portions not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

Visited April 2013
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Warminster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

Good local food at a reasonable price, helpful and friendly service- watch out for the land crabs wandering around the tables!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Libby1609
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Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“good simple food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

The "Soda" restaurants are essentially food served out of someone's kitchen. The service was normal for Tico time, meaning slow per US standards, but the casado's were good and the price reasonable. It's a good place for an inexpensive meal, but don't go if you're in a rush.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Andrew F
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cheap and yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

Had a nice lunch at this little soda. After checking out the tourist trap Maxis, we choose wisely. The food was tasty and very cheap. Support the local businesses and enjoy!
You can hear the waves as you sit on the patio.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank RyanMalcolm
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