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“Good Tico food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Soda El Rio

Soda El Rio
200 meters south of the Catholic Church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2479 9341
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Cuisines: Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
NY
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good Tico food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Good quality, Tico traditional food at inexpensive prices. Nice owner, good service, friendly staff. Large portions and a great free sample of rice pudding.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Fl
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“CR X-MAS 2012”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Good place to have a nice, reasonable and typical Costa Rican breakfast or any other meal. Family run and personal attention. Great for families on a budget.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank RAINPO
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Melbourne, FL
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Still love El Rio!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We have visited La Fortuna many times and our first stop is always this family owned soda. Prices are great, and the food is excellent Costa Rican fare. A casada con chuleta is a must! This is our favorite restaurant in Costa Rica. Oh yeah, the french fries are wonderful. The natural drinks are outstanding, we prefer them made with water, the pina and mango are our favorites.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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3 Thank flsurfer
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Draper, Utah
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Went Back Twice!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I have a daughter with Celiac and they actually fed her without making her sick!! We all loved our food so much we went back the next night for more food. They were extremely affordable, honest, yummy, friendly and clean!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Connie A
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NYC
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Soda El Rio”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

food was fair, we had Tipico, standard Costa Rician food, the place is nothing special

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank wendy11050
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