Costera Restaurant

Costera Restaurant

Burgers, oh yeaaaaah. When you think of a classic American meal very things if any beat a big juicy burger with a hefty serving of fries. You might be happy to know that it is not all yucca and plantains in the Dominican Republic. You can find the classic meal we all know and love too. You just need to know where to look.

We have found such a place. It is called La Costera (Translates: The Coastal). It is located in downtown Sosua, about a half mile from the beach.

First looking at La Costera, didn’t look like much. Nothing fancy, but it looked like a nice clean little sit down place. It was outdoors with a roof over it, which was great to get the nice cool evening breeze.

To be quite honest what really attracted us was the menu. It was posted on a small billboard type arrangement, including all the prices. They had hamburgers, fries, steak and other stuff us foreigners are used to.

And it was a pretty decent price 120 pesos (about $3.50) for a burger and 200 pesos (about $5.50) for the steak. So we decided to go with it, as we sat down we were reassured by a Dutch fellow sitting next to us that this is the best place to eat in Sosua.

Now I can’t verify that statement because I have not been to half the restaurants in Sosua, but I can say it was one of the best burgers I had in my entire life.

Costera Burger

Costera Burger

The Beast

The biggest surprise was when they came out with the burger. I have never seen a burger that big in my entire life. I am expecting something small, maybe a quarter pounder. I am used to US menus. Where if the have a quarter pound of beef on the burger they going to brag on it for days, how it is made with a quarter pound of the finest Angus beef and things of that nature.

This menu said nothing of the sort all it said was a bacon cheeseburger with everything on it. But when this thing came out, I was quite surprised. There was no less than a half-pound of beef on this bad boy.

Everybody that knows me knows I have a big mouth, but it was not fitting around this burger. Don’t get me wrong I certainly tried, but very much so unsuccessfully. In the end the burger got the best of me and I wound up eating the beast like a prissy man, fork in one hand and knife in the other.

Not only was this monster of a burger huge. But the flavor was also astounding. I have absolutely no complaints about this burger. One of the best I have ever had.

Other Foods

If you are not a big beef fan, you might be happy know that they have a delicious chicken burger. Not with the same magnitude as the classic beef, but a tender, sizeable portion with excellent flavor.

The French fries were good. Nothing special, just your typical French Fries, but I don’t have any complaints.

Overall I was very satisfied with La Costera. Which was not only very good, but quite reasonable too. I paid 200 pesos (about $5.50) for my whole meal, which included a vegetable soup appetizer, the massive burger, fries and a coke.

With the price and the quality I would definitely go back and venture to say it is probably one of best deals in Sosua.

You can find it at Pedro Clisante 32, Sosua and you can reach them by telephone with the following number 809-571-4447.