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Soda Viquez

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Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Pizza
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
We returned twice!

Soda Viquez is a great and inexpensive for local food. After a busy day of activities, you can get a huge meal of your choice of meat or fish with a bunch of side salads, rice, and beans for about 5 U.S. Dollars. We enjoyed the meal so much on our first night in La Fortuna that we returned and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
neverstoptraveling01
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California
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Allendale, Michigan
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Either we were being rushed to order or left waiting 30 minutes just for our check. Food was just ok, really nothing special for the price. It was probably the worst place we ate in La Fortuna.

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Thank Carol K
California
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Soda Viquez is a great and inexpensive for local food. After a busy day of activities, you can get a huge meal of your choice of meat or fish with a bunch of side salads, rice, and beans for about 5 U.S. Dollars. We enjoyed the meal so much on our first night in La Fortuna that we returned and... More 

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Thank neverstoptraveling01
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The meals here are delicious. Basic typical costa Rican cuisine. Great bang for your buck, my fiance and I both got a meal and a beer for under $20.

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Thank Parag S
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good local food. Rosy and Mary are super nice so good food and good service. It's a good place to go and eat like locals at a good price.

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Thank Marjo G
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Casual. Family-owned. It gets busy here @ dinnertime. The entire restaurant is filled with people from the US, which is fine and just an observation. I think the food was a good value for *typical* Costa Rican food. The shakes are yummy.

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Thank LBernazani
Rockaway, New Jersey
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best local "typical food" place. The prices are very reasonable, stuff is nice and friendly, atmosphere is simple and relaxed. But the best that I liked - such a great variety of food to choose from. Their typical food - casados - are the best that we've tried in Costa Rica Soda Places. We had beef and... More 

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Thank Olga67_10
Chicago
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Soda Viquez is a delight! It is very casual and simple. The food is traditional Costa Rican, where most platters come with your selection of meat (seabass and steak prevalent) and a tasty array of sides, including rice and beans, salad, an awesome beet salad, queso and plantains. The service is super friendly and warm, though you'll have to use... More 

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Thank urbansombrero76
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly and efficient service. Food was good and plentiful. Staff spoke English and were very helpful

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Thank Kara M
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best places, but, be fore warned. A cat lives there's, doesn't bother you, but in the restaurant. We ate for $18, 2 entrees with 2 (not to be missed!) shakes

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Thank Myra K
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate here a couple times during our stay in fortuna. They offer the kindest service you could ever expect. The food is authentic, local, and quite filling. I want another banana shake right now!

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Thank Benjamin L

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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: Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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