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Soda Tapia

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Latin, Fast food, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
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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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Portland
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

The plates are pretty typical Costa Rican food. It's a good place for a tourist to feel like they are experiencing typical Costa Rican food. Order a batido.

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Queretaro, Mexico
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

You need to go to a Soda Tapia if you want to try the local taste. It is a caffe with a variety of dishes, everything has salsa Lizano, a very local sauce that costa ricans just love.

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Thank Nesterix1
Atenas
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

Fast, clean & modern breakfast/lunch. Their huevos rancheros is awesome. Also their signature strawberry jam with clove.

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Thank Dan H
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

this place is right next to the Sabana Park, you can sit outside, downside is that the 4 lane street is right in front so its quite noisy. To order it is easy even if you come with a group of people, you get the menue and just check/circle wath you wish then give the waiter the menue back.... famos... More 

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Thank Nathalie R
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

It is the same food and beverages since I was a teenager, good but not fancy. People love it though

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Thank Olga D
US
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

A local's place, it is noisy, with cars driving nearby, and the setting is not the best. And most important, you need to know what to order. They've been known for their "arreglados" (sort of a sandwich) for decades, same with their lapiz (a sandwich). And if you are in Costa Rica, you need to try the "cas" ice cream... More 

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Thank ElNavegante
Atenas, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

I am only basing this on one meal, so take that into consideration. The taco I had was made with shredded beef, typical for here, but it was stringy and tough. I could not eat it in the taco shell, but had to pull it apart and eat it on top of the cabbage salad that was served with it.... More 

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Thank mary c
San Jose, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

It's good to have a food option all night long.. fast service.. good food..

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Thank foodtrotter_12
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

They have fast service and everything is good a perfect choice 24 hours a day!!!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Not fancy but good food - excellent meeting place - good location and good service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cuisine
Latin, Fast food, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?