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Soda Kem Vari

Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
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500m south of Banco Nacionale | 2743-8468, Uvita, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very good Costa Rican ‘soda’ (diner). The casado plate with fish, rice, beans, green salad and beet salad was excellent. The fish was lightly fried and tasted fresh. The helping of food was generous, as is the case in all of the Costa Rican sodas we’ve experienced. The owner (Gerard) was personable and friendly. Soda Kem Vari fronts the main... More 

Thank IntoTheDeepBlue
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Just went once and tried the burguer after many days eating casados. Not so good, but i suppose it's difficult to find a good burger in Costa Rica.

Thank misseighty
The Villages, Florida
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We have stopped in for lunch several times now and have never been disappointed. The family that owns and runs this restaurant are on top of their game. The food is great, the service is great and the prices are very reasonable. They take great pride in the product that they serve.

Thank 1DrRick
Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

It's the second time we go there for lunch! The food it's typical from Costa Rica, very tasty! I recommend. Ask for the owner Gerardo 😀

Thank Ritaminha
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

After eating bad food all over Costa Rica (sorry but the food there is not the best in the world) We finally found a simple restaurant with tipical C. Rica food. We were so happy to have a decent food. Look for Gerardo, The owner

1 Thank Marco D
Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Kem-Vari is located off the highway just south of Uvita. It's a Tico restaurant that is popular with the expat crowd. It has good Costa Rican and some American food. The family that runs the restaurant speaks a bit of English and are friendly. In the restaurant is a small but well stocked mini-super (good for picking up a few... More 

Thank Tim H
Uvita, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I discovered Kim Vari's many yrs ago. It's a great local Tico restaurant. Open air seating right off the coastal Hwy. I love their Chicken burritos that is accompanied with a beautiful fresh salad. It's usually more then I can eat. Their whole fried fish (red snapper) is also the best I have had in Costa Rica. Their Casados are... More 

Thank Diana C
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

you know because it was not high in the ratings we almost didnt visit here but driving by so many times and seeing it busy we made a point of it nearing the end of our 3 week holiday. ironically we were the only party on this day. the food was 2nd only to don maria as far as i... More 

1 Thank thatsnowblues
Port Moody, Canada
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

I have been to this soda many times...why? Because it is a small family run roadside restaurant that is fresh, tasty and reliable. My usual order is the chicken casada (daily plate with rice, beans, vegetable, chicken and a small salad) for under $6.00! Their quesadillas and burritos are also really yummy. While in Uvita, make sure to stop in... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012 via mobile

Great places for burrittos and reasonably priced for the quality but higher than most smaller sodas if your used to dining in cheap sodas. Off the international highway between uvita and ojochal. Can get dinner for 4 under$ 30 and good selection for kids to choose from if you have a picky child. They also served traditional tican food and... More 

2 Thank Jody18

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 500m south of Banco Nacionale | 2743-8468, Uvita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Uvita

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