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Soda Viquez

Calle 1 | Av Arenal, 150 meters south of the Catholic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7133
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“casado” (391 reviews)
“rice pudding” (69 reviews)
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Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle 1 | Av Arenal, 150 meters south of the Catholic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great service and great prices mean this is a must visit in La Fortuna. The woman who runs this establishment is warm and welcoming and full of energy! Authentic Costa Rican food with large portions and delicious juices also! Highly recommended in a town with...More

Thank TaitMike
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very tasty - different experience from the touristy restaurants around which I like. Great service from the very friendly waitresses, was very busy whilst we were there with people waiting for tables. Would advise the casadas as seems to be their speciality

Thank Jonny S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

this place is a SOFA it's not a fancy restaurant!!! But....its a good soda!!! big portions, good service and very nice Laval food. The place is managed by a very energetic lady. she is everywhere☺. if you are looking for a soda...Viquez is the place...More

Thank yuvalwel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are many options when selecting a dining option in La Fortuna. For a wonderful, authentic Costa Rican experience, stick with their smaller establishments known as sodas. I recommend Soda Viquez and Tierra Mia.

Thank Sanhanmar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this soda based on TripAdvisor reviews. I love sodas - they are my favorite places to eat so I'm not coming at this review as some food snob. But as a general statement, I would not go back to soda Viquez. We have...More

Thank hennesda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome casado (all varieties) with all the sides and trimmings. Portions are large. The waitress? owner? is charming and kind to gringos that appreciate the food and try their best to speak the language. Ubiquitous communal pets (in this case, cats) add to the friendly...More

Thank mckristi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's what you can expect from probably the cheapest restaurant in La Fortuna. The food was OK but nothing more. I ordered a steak, rare but got it well done... Guess she didn't understand me, anyway some of the rice was still hard and I...More

Thank TheOriginalKlaus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was staying in La Fortuna for 3 days and visited this Soda 4x!!!!! The food is literally amazing and by far the best Casada either my boyfriend or I had for the entire time we were travelling around Costa Rica. Cannot recommend more

Thank aegray1991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to eat in a true local place. This was definitely it! It is not at all fancy but the food and service were outstanding! The waitress, I'm assuming was the owner repeated thanked us for coming in. I highly recommend it.

Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate there on our first night at La Fortuna. Food was good. But if you buy bottled water there, it was expensive. It was almost $4 for a big bottle.

Thank YWood
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January 27, 2017|
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Response from Margarita R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not about gluten free food up there
Angela C
January 1, 2017|
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Response from MAC_LA1 | Reviewed this property |
The majority of restaurants add a 10% service charge as the tip rather than tourists having to figure it out. Add more for exceptional service. The reaction by the reviewer is from someone who does not travel outside the... More
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 1 | Av Arenal, 150 meters south of the Catholic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, 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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