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Soda Viquez

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Pizza, South American, Costa Rican
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150 meters south of the Catholic Church | Calle 1 & Av Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
24797133
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food, good prices & friendly staff

Friendly staff, really nice food that is not too expensive. We have eaten there twice in 2 nights as it was that good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Mike J
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, really nice food that is not too expensive. We have eaten there twice in 2 nights as it was that good.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very good restaurant for a cheap price compared with the all other options in te area. Good food and a lot to choose. The staff is very attentive and friendly. They gave us some tips and suggestions about what to see and how to get there the fastest and cheapest way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Ate here three nights in a row! Something different every night and it was all amazing, and incredible value for money as well! The staff and owner of the restaurant were all lovely as well!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place is off the main path/street in La Fortuna, but very good with excellent service. Kids got out of eating Costa Rican and had some very good pasta and pesto. nice people and highly recommend.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We highly recommend this great, casual little restaurant on a side street off of the main square ("Soda" is a term you will see all over for small, casual restaurants). We were immediately greeted very warmly and had our choice of traditional food (as well as hamburgers and chicken for anyone wanting those options). It is a friendly and very... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were recommended to go here by a local and we were so glad we listened to him. The food was delicious and very filling. The prices were also reasonable and the service was exceptional. We ended up having lunch here 3 times because we knew we'd get a good meal. Thank you Mary and Natalia for taking good care... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One of the best meals we've had in Costa Rica, came back for more the next two nights! Fantastic service and very welcoming staff. Definitely try the chicken casados- it was a generous portion which was delicious. Might be cheap food but it is not shown in the quality of food or service. Definitely worth a visit!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We wanted to get out of our resort and explore the town of la Fortuna. Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we went to this restaurant for lunch. We were not disappointed!! Both the chicken and fish typical dishes were delicious! The mango shake was yummy! We enjoyed this food a lot more than the food we had been eating at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Food good, service good. Only problem we had was that a cat (don't know if it was a stray or what) decided to pee on the ledge closest to us. The pee went onto a plastic covering and the wind was making it flap our way. Ew, not very appetizing when you see the plastic covered by other brown stuff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a typical Costa Rican restaurant that was recommended to us by a Costa Rican guide of ours. The service and food was very good and was a good feel to dining more authentic than as a tourist.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 meters south of the Catholic Church | Calle 1 & Av Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 24797133

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?