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“Best soda in la fortuna” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Soda Ara

Soda Ara
200 Meters East of Banco Nacional, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best soda in la fortuna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

I'm not sure why this place doesn't have many reviews... Maybe because it's definitely a local place but is the bet soda I think!!! We were told to go here by the front desk person at our hotel. The first time we went look for it we couldn't find it an decided to eat somewhere else. The next day we finally found it and went in for lunch. It's a small place but their food and value are great. My husband had a typical plate of beans, rice and fried fish which was cooked fresh. The fish was great. I choose the beef nachos which were also delicious and more than enough food for one. We also ordered a cheese empanda but was a little more breading than we are used to. Other than that I would highly recommend lunch or dinner here. It's a little hard to find but worth looking for!!! The staff were also friendly and it was a clean place.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fast and delicious - recommended by locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went here on the recommendation of our horseback riding guide Eric. We were the only tourists there and there was a steady stream of students, workmen, drivers, and other Costa Ricans. The food was quickly prepared and nicely presented. The place is clean and friendly and reasonably priced. The menu is typical Costa Rican diner (Soda). Highly recommended.

Visited July 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Must stop soda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Based on a recommendation from a shop owner, we stopped at soda Ara. It is a local hangout and we found no tourists there. The food was the best in the area and the prices were great. Amazing casados (we had one beef and one grilled chicken). Delicious fresh juices. My only regret is not going back day after day.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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