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“Authentic Costa Rican food in open air setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Soda la tipica

Soda la tipica
San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Cuisines: Costa Rican
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NH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Authentic Costa Rican food in open air setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Stopped at this soda without having read reviews were pleasantly surprised. Food was fairly basic but really good (the guacamole was to die for, and the chips were amazing... more like fried tortilla pieces than typical chips). Great open air setting, good service, and felt very authentic. Prices were very reasonable. It was a great find.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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mascoutah IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Soda La Tipica -Authentic Costa Rican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We love eating at down home, friendly restaurants which provide a peek into the culture of the country we are visiting. La Tipica did not disappoint. I felt as if we were served the very food that would have been put on the table in the owners home. Very tasty, wood fired grill. Cosada was great, service was very friendly, courteous, and the price can't be beat. I would recommend stopping here for a meal, it's on the main road into town.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food and great price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

Stoped at this place for dinner during my stay at La Fortuna. What had my attention was that it it was wood fire cooked, so we decided to stop and check it out. The place was very humble and the service was excellent. You can feel the kindness and the warm heart of the Costarican culture at this place. I ordered a churrasco with patacones. The churrasco had that unique smoked wood flavor that was mouth watering and cooked right. The patacones are pretty standard everywhere but these two together was like a match made in heaven. I recommend to try this if you are a steak lover. After our meal we stayed like an hour extra just chatting with our waiter. We felt at home. I recommend stoping by.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clinton, Iowa, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Authentic Costa Rican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

This was the first restaurant we ate at our first night in La Fortuna. We all ordered casado and were not disappointed in the taste.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Basic eating, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

The menu is more pretentious than what is delivered, but I must tell that the flavor is better by far than "La Choza de Laurel"
I will say, traditional food and not ·"Tipical"!!!

Visited March 2012
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