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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“casado” (374 reviews)
“rice pudding” (65 reviews)
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Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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 17 July 2016

This restaurant served one of the best meals I had while in Costa Rica. We went right when they opened for lunch and had no wait, but the place soon quickly filled up. The fish casado was super fresh and tasty. They have a variety...More

Thank sharms202
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a local. Milkshakes were very delicious (pinolilo, papaya, and soursop). Dinner menu was also very good. Casado with steak was good with generous portions and lots of sides (salad, platanos, mashed potatoes). Free mini rice pudding was a nice touch. Ambiance is typical/casual...More

Thank sarahmoabd
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Soda Viquez is a great little place to really get a feel for typical Costa Rican food. Very tasty, and the prices are reasonable. This was the best local food we had during our trip.

Thank Qwest94
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I was once here back in January 2014 and loved it so much I brought my husband here last week. Food is top notch. I ordered the pollo casada. The chicken had a great flavor. The garlic bread is better than some Italian restaurants and...More

Thank acreilly3
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Waited 20 mins and not even the drinks were requested. You need to improve your attention to tables. Location is convenient but keeping customers waiting without taking the order is not cool.

Thank DeZetaA
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I went there for lunch with my family today. We loved that place ! Great local food, not so expensive, the portions are quite huge. The waiter was very kind to the kids as they were trying to speak their first words in spanish. Thanks...More

Thank Tobby A
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We stoped twice in this place to have the casado. In love with the great service. Thanks Mary for always being smiling and remember us when we come back. Best price in town if you want to try typical food.

Thank Elisabet S
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We had dinner here looking for the best typical food in town. This place did not disappoint. The portions are plentiful and more than one person can handle. The shakes are incredible and should be tried. This place will not disappoint.

Thank Blayne V
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We all know the Costa Ricans love to boast about their "typical food." It makes it hard to figure out sometimes what is the best of the typical fare. This soda delivers. The flavors are spot on, and the portions are large. We ate here...More

1  Thank sme0284
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Got here super excited cause of the reviews, i try all different plates and drinks,,and to my expectations the food was not delicious as many people here say..this place is a soda, but not that tasty.

Thank everardo a
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Are there gluten free options?
28 January 2017|
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Response from margaritarest | 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!
1 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, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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