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“La Fortuna Must Eat” 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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Studio City, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“La Fortuna Must Eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

On our drive back from Danaus we stopped for a quick lunch. Great food. Friendly service. Ridiculously cheap price. The wifi is reliable. They do not have a liquor license but allow you to bring in beer from the liquor store next door.

I had the Casada con Carne, better than at my hotel and 1/3 of the price. Clean and authentic restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place to stay and breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed two nights here. The shower was HOT which was a first and only in Costa Rica. We had a delicious huevos rancheros for breakfast. Internet worked best early and late when others weren't using it. I would stay there again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arkansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Typical Tico Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This was a nice place to experience a typical Costa Rican meal. The waitress was friendly and the food was cheap and delicious. I would love to have visited some of the other Sodas in the area as well. Definitely a great way to experience the local flavor and would recommend to all.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bullard, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

While visiting La Fortuna we had lunch at Soda El Rio! It was a great typical Costa Rican meal for a small price! I highly recommend eating there! Delicious!

Visited March 2013
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NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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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