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Soda Johanna's

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 3126
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Costa Rica
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Caribbean food at its worst. I ordered an easy one "rice and beans with Caribbean style chicken" no flavor at all. The portions were good though. The kitchen is a little messy and it is open to the customers to see. Not going back.

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Thank alenscr
Fredericton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been several times and have had the red snapper, shrimp rice, patacones and fresh fruit smoothies and everything was very fresh and tasty. The service is friendly. We highly recommend.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Walked over last night fans we wanted to have dinner there and found out they are closed for renovation! Wished there was a sign up to let us know before we got on site...

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mullica hill, nj
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

first off.... we had the most amazing food the entire trip! I just love all the fresh wonderful food in costa rica! we try to pick local places with local authentic cuisine. i don't want italian, thai or pizza in costa rica no matter what the reviews say. this was our favorite little soda in the whole 3 weeks! it... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

If in town and looking for grear Caribbean at extremely reasonable prices then this is the place to come to! The snapper with rice and beans is simply AWESOME! Come by and enjoy some authentic cooking in an quaint spot with a clean and open kitchen!

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Vienna, Austria
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We are here twice since we were essentially living next door. The shrimp a la Caribbean was some of the best food I had in Costa Rica in four weeks. As others have mentioned the staff really does lack the usual Costa Rican friendliness and seems a little annoyed at times, but coming from Vienna any waiter who does hurl... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a great spot to eat while in Cocles or nearby Puerto Viejo. It's up a side street and has a great vibe for a Topical Costa Rican restaurant. We had Ceviche and Consado Pollo both were very good.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We tried all of the local spots while here in Cocles for a week. Most everything exceeded our expectations but Johanna fell flat for us. Service was fast, but everything just tasted "off" or was cooked incorrectly. I had the sea bass and my fiancé at the tuna. Honestly, the tuna was so overdone and tough it was inedible. The... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

When you come to the coast of any country, you expect and deserve fresh, well prepared seafood. Johann's is spot on. In fact the food and service was so good we ended up eating here three times in one week. All shell fish and fish are very fresh and always prepared to perfection -- they use a lite mix of... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Like most restaurants in Puerto Viejo, this place offers local Caribbean food, which means simple fare based on rice and beans and usually fish or chicken. Johanna's is good as long as it isn't too busy, as they can't handle a crowd.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 3126

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