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Soda Viquez

150 meters south of the Catholic Church | Calle 1 & Av Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Shellharbour, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Nice little soda, The place is spotless and is a nice covered outdoor area. It is awesome value for money, especially since it is in a very touristy town. Juices and iced te are unreal, just over $1 for a large fresh fruit juice!!!!! My wife and i ate there twice and loved everything, especially the service, very attentive and... More

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New York City, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Being from NYC i'm already used to a spectrum of foods and being exposed to all different types of cuisines. When traveling, I try and stick to the local flavors and experience what the locals do. Soda Viquez def. meets that local Costa Rican Tica food flavor I was looking for. In the end if you go by how busy... More

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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Good basic food. Very busy, on a sunday night. People waiting for tables. Milk shakes tasty...but just like it says. Thick american style "milkshakes" would be "icecream shake"...Chicken casados good...lots of food, better be hungry.

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New York, NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We walked around La Fortuna looking for a quick place for lunch and Soda Viquez was a pleasant surprise. Mushroom soap and arroz con cerdo were simple but delicious, as we're their huge selections of fruit juices and shakes. Sizable portions + good prices, good food = good experience.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My family and I ate there twice during our stay in La Fortuna and could have easily gone again. The large menu provided many delicious options of both typical Costa Rican food as well as more American style. I would recommend the more traditional food as we were always impressed! The staff was extremely friendly and did their best to... More

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Philadelphia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It was great food, we had the usual "mixed plate:" and it was so fresh, prepared heart.. and the waitress was so wonderful we thought she was the owner. Great fruit shakes. Well worth it ( very reasonable) GREAT place...and just a nice local hangout.

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Buffalo, New York
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34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were told that this is a local favorite restaurant. We ate here twice since the food was delicious and the prices were great. We first tried the casado which comes with many sides and ends with rice pudding. Loved the tropical milkshakes too. Server Maria gave us warm hugs for returning, and encouraged us to stay to watch the... More

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Newtown, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Three young women recommended this restaurant while I was traveling and as soon as I arrived in La Fortuna I headed over for a meal. The food was delicious, the staff were so nice and the price was amazing. Cross the road from the corner of the park where the taxi stand is located and head down half a block... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The food and the service were fabulous. The ambience was nice. They were easily able to accommodate our family of ten. Don't miss this gem.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not sure if you will find authentic Costa Rican fare at such an affordable as Soda Viquez. It was wonderful, staff was super friendly and gave us a warm hug as we were leaving. Its places like this that will keep me coming back to La Fortuna

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