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Soda Y Restaurante El Estero Azul

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Road From Flamingo Resort To Potrero, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“casado” (13 reviews)
“red snapper” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Road From Flamingo Resort To Potrero, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s been said many times already but I’ll say it again - this isn’t the easiest place to find, especially in the dark and especially when the rain is pouring down! But it was worth the visit. The atmosphere really was very local, not at...More

Thank sfryyz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to watch a sunset and enjoy our best meal in Flamingo/Portrero! We read many of the great Trip Advisor reviews recommending Estero Azul and decided to go for it! We went with the Mahi-Mahi with shrimp sauce and it was delicious....More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a little trouble finding this but glad we did. Food was very good and fresh. We sat at a table on the beach and watched fisherman come in for the evening. Very relaxing.

Thank mnitschke
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a classy place this is not for you. This place is really rustic and has no class. However, it is on the beach and accessible both from Flamingo and Potrero on the beach. The food was good and the prices...More

Thank BalticWanderer
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We love going to Estero Azul. Toes in the sand with a cold beer and beautifully prepared fresh fish. This is such an authentic Costa Rican dining experience. I love the casado and the Mahi with shrimp sauce. Their sauces are amazing. My husband loves...More

Thank Roberta2408
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

After looking for several establishments to end our day we found this restaurant on trip advisor. After driving down the dirt road and being unsure of where we were going we finally arrived at the location. I had the garlic mahi-mahi others had the shrimp...More

Thank pipper2016
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We had an evening meal here and both ordered fish. One with shrimp sauce and one with tartar sauce. The fish was fresh and nicely cooked. It came with rice and vegetables. All of it was enjoyable but we didn't think it was anything particularly...More

Thank debbiesmith212018
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

First it is an open air beach restaurant. If you get annoyed that a fly might get near your food, don’t go. Your loss. But you will miss a great meal and view. Mahi-mahi with garlic sauce and veggies was excellent. The veggies were so...More

Thank Broz1974
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is one of my favorite local places to eat. awesome local food and seafood at a great price. Excellent view of Potrero bay while you are eating your food. It's a little hard to find but well worth the effort there was nothing on...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We were told by several repeat CR visitors that this was the place to eat. It's down a dirt road passing some very primitive housing. It is a beachside place, very dark. The menu is varied. The rice with seafood was outstanding, as was the...More

Thank Todd F
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Ellen F
February 11, 2017|
Response from Kurt K | Reviewed this property |
It is usually open everyday .
February 21, 2015|
Response from murraysDevon | Reviewed this property |
Follow the road to Potrero out of Flamingo and at the steep bend as the road leaves the beach turn onto the beach and walk about 100m, or follow the track that runs parallel to the beach. If you get to the jetty and "The... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road From Flamingo Resort To Potrero, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Flamingo
Restaurant Estero Azul is located near Flamingo on your way to Potrero. Before you turn right at the beach at Restaurant Plemar keep on going straight all way to the back of the road (about 100m). You'll find a fisherman's house with a small eating place next to the beach. Here they'll serve you the catch of the day without paying Flamingo prices. This google search (El Estero Azul Playa Flamingo) has little information but at least lets you know it's legit. GREAT PLACE!
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