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Soda Viquez

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

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Visitor rating
  • 525
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  • 245
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Soda in Fortuna

Hands down the best soda in La Fortuna, if you like or want to try the best typical food - this is the place.. The food is always great and I love that they have a varied menu or buffet for when you are in a hurry. The staff is fabulous and friendly. Go hungry as portions are big and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
CoachAnnika
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Heredia, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Hands down the best soda in La Fortuna, if you like or want to try the best typical food - this is the place.. The food is always great and I love that they have a varied menu or buffet for when you are in a hurry. The staff is fabulous and friendly. Go hungry as portions are big and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We ate here three times in two days. They offer much variety for a soda. We had different fare each time. Never disappointed. The personnel were very sweet.

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Powell, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Soda Viquez is in the town of La Fortuna. From the outside, it didn't look like much. Inside, it was clean and airy. We had lunch there and were very happy with the food and the price. I had the sea bass with avocado sauce and maybe the best lemonade ever. My husband had the chicken comida which came with... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was delicious. Service was great! Food was delicious! Great local food! The staff was super friendly as we found to be the case everywhere in Costa Rica.

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New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the service, the food, the ambiance. If we had discovered it sooner, we would have come back multiple times. You cannot get better food for the value. Especially in comparison to many over priced restaurants in La Fortuna. Definitely come to Viquez!

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Their high TripAdvisor rating is well deserved. Reasonably priced casados (we thought the fish was best) with a nice variety of accompaniments. This was the only soda that served a delicious beet salad. We thought the plantains were the best prepared of any other soda we ate at.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a late afternoon lunch at Soda Viquez. The food was fresh and the cost was very reasonable. The menu was in both Spanish and English which was helpful given that my Spanish skills are very minimal. The service was prompt and very friendly. The entire family enjoyed this experience very much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Went here after being told it was a good place for good local food by our cabdriver. Food was all very good, they have great fresh fruit shakes. Highly recommend the pineapple coconut shake. Had a local traditional plate. Beans, salad, pasta, fish, rice And plantain. Very good. Service here was really present and the prices were expected for the... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The shakes and drinks variety was different than anything else we saw- loved the coconut shake. The food was good and very typical Costa Rican.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were looking for something different (and a bit more local) than the hotel dining room so we took a cab to La Fortuna and went to Soda Viquez on the cab drivers recommendation. We were a group of 4 adults and three young teenagers. Every one enjoyed what they ordered (Casados for the most part). They prices were great... More 

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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: Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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