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Soda Viquez

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Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
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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
+506 2479 7133
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Authentic CR food at a great price. Owner and staff were very helpful and pleasant. One of my favorite eat spots on this trip.

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Thank SECoaster
Ireland
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We both had pasta here as we fancied something different. My spaghetti pesto was quite tasteless. The spaghetti bolognese was good but a bit watery. I am guessing that Italian is not their specialty but judging from the other reviews I would give this another go because we were envious of some of the other dishes that people were getting.... More 

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Thank Silvermouse82
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our waitress was really nice. Not many people when we got there besides another group of tourists. It was around 3pm so maybe that's why. The Food was great and the price even better! Must visit.

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houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5, including picky teenagers, all loved their meals. Warm and juicy garlic bread, creamy asparagus soup, fresh grilled fish. One even had a cheeseburger and fries. All of our entrees were excellent. Great vegetarian choices. They even made a chocolate shake for our son. Cold Beer for the Adults! Small hole in the wall, but worth it!... More 

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Thank kaystimson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend for budget travelers that want a good meal for $7-9 with a casual dinning experience. We Had the tenderloin steak and sea bass both very good. They come with salad, veggies, potatoes and rice all in one plate.

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Thank Michael V
Canmore, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This soda (diner) is clean, tidy and well organized, and offers a wide selection of Costa Ricense fare. The place is pretty open to the street, and when we arrived for lunch we took the only table left large enough to accommodate our party of 6. The staff was friendly and welcome, and worked as a team, but because of... More 

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Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Owner and staff very helpful and welcoming. Business clean and many choices. The food I wasn't impressed with even though I wanted to be. Nacho chips very greasy. Soups were okay but chicken soup contained too many large pieces to easily eat and seafood wasn't for me (so this was my issue not their fault). Possibly poor luck was just... More 

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Thank Kristen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic, tasty, varied, a bargain. Everyone's plates looked great, and while some ordered the same the sides varied some and it was gun to try them all. Even the picky 14 year old was very Happy.

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Kitchener, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such great food that we went twice in just the few days we stayed in La Fortuna. Doesn't look like 'much' from the outside the food is fantastic and a reasonable price. Had both a traditional plate and a large salad with chicken. Would go back here in a heartbeat.

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Thank laurenm13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, great prices right in La Fortuna. Highly recommended this place. It is a must visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: +506 2479 7133

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