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Soda Viquez

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Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really tasty authentic food. This is the best food we had in La Fortuna. We had dinner one and night and went back for lunch the next day. Great friendly service and menus with English.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were looking forward to some local food but instead got food that was sitting out in buffet that was probably sitting there all day. My husband enjoyed his pork which was the only thing cooked on the spot otherwise everything else was pretty bad. Definitely not reflective of the ratings so save yourself the trip and go elsewhere.

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Thank Sara G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Friendly staff and delicious local cuisine. Large portions. You can expect a short wait as it is very popular.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to this restaurant after reading trip advisor reviews. The service was very slow. Ended up having to get water for my thirsty daughters across the road at a supermarket. My husband ordered fish and I ordered pollo Casado. We couldn't tell which one was whose and the food quality was poor. Lettuce was wilted. On our trip we have... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really nice laid back restaurant with very good local food at a reasonable price. The staff was extremely busy when we were there but really worked hard to provide good service.

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Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We read about this soda in a blog, and went there to try some Costa Rican food. We were not disapointed. The food is great and the waitresses are super kind and helpful.

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Thank klauka
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this Soda . What a great find ! I had Steak and she had Sea Bass . Both came with many sides and were delicious . All for $26!

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Yatton, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This local spot is off the main drag in La Fortuna, but well worth finding. Food and drink were served promptly, and the manager/owner speaks goodish English and makes sure all is as you want it to be. We were on an extended holiday, so apologies because I can't for the life of me remember what we ate or how... More 

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Puerta Vallarta
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was recommended by a few people while we were in the area. Great little spot! Had a nice selection of steaks. Good food, simple inexpensive a great find.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best soda we visited. When you come from a foodie destination like we do (Oregon) Costa Rican cuisine is underwhelming, but can be quite tasty when prepared right. This place is the perfect way to try the 'typical' food.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?