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Mar y Bosque

Mar y Bosque

Destination: Drake Bay

For a quick and authentic bite of Costa Rican cuisine visit the oldest single-family-own restaurant in the center of Drake town, Soda Mar y Bosque.

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Owner Marcela Perez has been serving up local favorites since 2007, specializing in seafood, for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day; no matter which meal, start off with one of the refreshing "batidos," fresh blended fruit with milk or water, the watermelon, $2, was a favorite and several other fruit options are offered.

Breakfasts are quick and typical, the special plate, $5, includes two fried eggs, gallo pinto, toast, sliced tomatoes and coffee.

The pride and joy of Mar y Bosque is the whole fish, $8, an entire red snapper, lightly fried, garnished with lime wedges to squeeze, and served with french fries, house salad and sautéed vegetables.

Daily dessert specials feature, pineapple upside-down cake, $2, topped with dulce de leche and raspberry syrup.


Simple and bright, the open-air roof lets the warm breeze in and there is patio seating available.


The servers take orders and deliver food quickly.


Breakfast: $4-$5
Entrees: $5 - $8
Drinks: $1 - $4


5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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