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Soda Tapia

Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
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Calle 42, Avenidas 2 y 4 | Costado este del Parque La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2222 6734
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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108 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When its founder created it , it was an amazing place, but now, the service is terrible, the food is not so good and the prices are high... I believe they need a system and process to coordinate how they serve the customer and the quality of the food... Last time it took 45 minutes to get the food and... More 

Thank jochava
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick service. Menus in English and Spanish. Big serving sizes enough for 2 people. Clean and friendly

Thank Aly E
Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location near La Sabana (I've also been to their location on the Lindora). Excellent service both times. Very good food. This is soda (informal) restaurant not fine dining. Great value too.

Thank dr917
Lake Wales, Florida
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272 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our driver said that this was pretty decent food. Friendly service , enjoyed the blended fruit drink , but the food quality was poor. It was very crowed mid afternoon , so the locals seem to like it.

Thank Bluelake8213
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

It's a very famous and classic local restaurant. The menu basically is sandwichs and burgers and none of them are great. It's a secure normal option but I will not come back

Thank Gilberto V
Orocovis, Puerto Rico
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Breakfast, Costa Rican style. While I normally don't think of rice and beans with eggs for breakfast, I must admit it was good. We sat outside and enjoyed the food and experience! Service was sporadic but friendly.

Thank unctompr
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch and had a Casado. The service was attentive and the food was a great size for the price I paid. The smoothie was very fruity And again great value for money

Thank Michael W
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

I asked the hotel staff for a suggestion on authentic Costa Rican food and they told me about Soda Tapia. If you want a fine dining experience this is definitely not your place. It reminded me of a fast food restaurant but it is not. The food was fresh and tasty. This place is where the locals go to but... More 

Thank Sergio F
London E
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

We had pescado al ajillo which was quite dry and hardly tasted of garlic at all. The chicken in the chicken burger was soggy. The fries were nice and crispy. We had to wait quite a long time for the food and the service was not attentive.

Thank 444andreast
San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

This place is called Soda Tapia, because Soda is the name we use for small restaurants that usually serves hamburgers, sandwichs and other typical fast foods. Having said that this is a great place for 1 - breakfast, try the pinto or the arreglado, again you could get better flavor in other places but this is a classic 2 -... More 

Thank carlosgmorales

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 42, Avenidas 2 y 4 | Costado este del Parque La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 6734

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?