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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 62
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  • 18
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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
Most recent review
No need to go elsewhere

This place lived up to its expectations. We were promptly sat and given recommendations. The waitress also took it upon herself to ask our names and give us hers. The food came out fast. We started with the seafood soup and had a sea bass with veges and potatoes & the casada with chicken. The sea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Pete J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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830 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This place lived up to its expectations. We were promptly sat and given recommendations. The waitress also took it upon herself to ask our names and give us hers. The food came out fast. We started with the seafood soup and had a sea bass with veges and potatoes & the casada with chicken. The sea bass was unbelievable. Fresh... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here for an early dinner and were immediately greeted by Marie. Not only did she give great recommendations, but she asked for our names and addresses us personally for the rest of the meal. We got the seafood soup, chicken Casado, and sea bass with garlic - and we loved everything. The sea bass is... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My husand and i went there for dinner, got a table right away. Busy place, large portion size, great staff, good cold fruit drinks, good prices.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited twice and not disappointed. Big tasty portions and very friendly service. Very good prices as well.

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I went with a local friend of mine, ordered exactly what he ordered and then when I got to the till to pay the owner tried to charge me an extra three dollars, thinking that I didn't understand Spanish. I had ordered my food to go, so I simply put it down on the counter and said no thank you,... More 

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Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

off the main road, the food is delicious, the owner is very nice, I would eat there again and again, I can highly recommend Casado

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Andover, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had the BEST Sea Bass I’ve ever had in my life there. The 3 of us had the best meal of our vacation for only $26. You have to go. We recommended it to others and they raved about it as well. Service was friendly and great. “Soda” means small, informal restaurant. So there are several restaurants starting with... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by Hotel San Bosco (a terrific hotel in the area). It's clear it is a favorite of the locals. I was not disappointed. My meal at Soda Viques was delicious and the service was excellent. While in Costa Rica I ate a lot of local food, but this was my favorite. I had the comida tipico... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Thought the food was delicious and plentiful and the service was extremely warm and welcoming. It was a great first night in La Fortuna!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Located in downtown La Fortuna, love the people, nice and funny! And the food, good quality and great price!

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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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