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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“casado” (382 reviews)
“rice pudding” (68 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 12 August 2016

On our last night in La Fortuna, we decided to take a car into town for some local flavor and had received this recommendation from a couple staying at our resort. We went in fairly early evening (around 5:30) and there were just a handful...More

Thank thrn1208
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious traditional Tico restaurant. Very reasonably priced and friendly atmosphere. I ordered the Casado bistec and lemonada to drink. The steak was good and the side dishes it came with were amazing. The lemonada was sweet, a little tart and frothy. Yum! I paid with...More

Thank ehuggett
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing homestyle Costa Rican food and terrific genuine service. Went there three times in two days, the food was so good. You must try the Costa Rican black bean soup and have a guanabana leche Shake. The pork chop Casada was excellent. Mary runs a...More

Thank Roy858
Reviewed 11 August 2016

You will find typical Costa Rican dishes here and if that's what you're looking for at a good price, you will find it here. I enjoyed the food (I got the chaluta casado while my boyfriend got the pollo casado; very delish!) and enjoyed a...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We liked the food Very little vegetarian options! Overall good was good Service is fine One lady was speaking fair conversational. English

Thank Man3d
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

All the casados (Typical Costa Rican dish with beans, pasta salad, yucca, and other dishes) were very reasonably priced at between 3000-4000 CRC or $6-8 USD. They were very filling and came with a choice of meat such as beef, pork, chicken etc. I would...More

Thank Trevor M
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The food was clean Tican fair: nice rice and beans, fried plantains, etc. The black bean soup was also quite good. We actually ended up eating here twice because it was a good value and the staff were so kind and welcoming. The food isn't...More

Thank Ethan B
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Brilliant find. The typical Costa Rican casados were sensational. So many tasty sides. Both the fish and chicken were tender and flavoursome. Massive portions. Super friendly staff.. Awesome value too

Thank johnnymc17
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Went looking for a nice, cheap soda for lunch in La Fortuna. Avoiding the main streets, we found this lovely little eatery down a side road. We ordered Casados (one chicken, one pork chop) and quickly received a FEAST for just 3000 colones /pp (less...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This was a nice little restaurant in the middle of la Fortuna. We had a good dinner our first night in the area, ordering a mix of traditional Costa Rican food (casados) and some more Americanized food (grilled chicken sandwich on French bread). It was...More

Thank dubravacch
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Are there gluten free options?
28 January 2017|
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Response from Margarita R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not about gluten free food up there
Angela C
To Soda Viquez staff, You asked us how we knew to come here (on 12/30), we told you we found you on Trip Advisor. You both knew we were just visitors, you seemed happy we read about you on Trip Advisor. You gave us total of the bill and then as my husband and me standing at the counter to pay, you added 10% service fee and gave us the new total. We saw the way you looked at each other and then looked at us as you were doing this and we just thought to ourselves, gosh this is how low people at this Soda have to go to earn only $4 usd extra? I paid you the 10% fee but it really bothered us. We would definitely will never go there again but for future customers, please list 10% service fee on the menu, don't pick and choose who to charge the extra 10%. Thank you!
2 January 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
What do currency do they accept ?
15 November 2015|
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Response from Heyhans1 | Reviewed this property |
They accept colones and US dollars and credit cards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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