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“Good Tico food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Soda El Rio

Soda El Rio
200 meters south of the Catholic Church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2479 9341
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Cuisines: Costa Rican
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NY
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good Tico food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Good quality, Tico traditional food at inexpensive prices. Nice owner, good service, friendly staff. Large portions and a great free sample of rice pudding.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Fl
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“CR X-MAS 2012”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Good place to have a nice, reasonable and typical Costa Rican breakfast or any other meal. Family run and personal attention. Great for families on a budget.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, FL
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Still love El Rio!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We have visited La Fortuna many times and our first stop is always this family owned soda. Prices are great, and the food is excellent Costa Rican fare. A casada con chuleta is a must! This is our favorite restaurant in Costa Rica. Oh yeah, the french fries are wonderful. The natural drinks are outstanding, we prefer them made with water, the pina and mango are our favorites.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Draper, Utah
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Went Back Twice!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I have a daughter with Celiac and they actually fed her without making her sick!! We all loved our food so much we went back the next night for more food. They were extremely affordable, honest, yummy, friendly and clean!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NYC
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Soda El Rio”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

food was fair, we had Tipico, standard Costa Rician food, the place is nothing special

Visited April 2012
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