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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“casado” (389 reviews)
“rice pudding” (85 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 25 March 2017

Maria and her staff make delicious local food with lots of flavor and generous helpings. I had the fish casado and loved every bite. The plates are full and the price is more than reasonable. Don't miss this place!

Thank Carri T
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

My favorite limonada of the trip. The food was great (we got the pork casado and the seabass) the service nice and the open air was refreshing after a long day of driving.

Thank AdventuresofNomNom
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Food ist good and Service also, but the bill got higher and higher. I had to pay 7200 Colones plus 10 % Service. So thats 7920 Colones she charged me 8000 Colones. I payed in Dollars so she gave me 2000 Colones Back. I lost...More

1  Thank Bastian5055
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Just wow! It was surprisingly amazing. We had the casado with beef and one vegetarian casado. Both were fantastic. We also got garlic bread as a starter and Arroz con leche (rice pudding) as a dessert on the house. The portion was so big that...More

Thank Deniz O
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Went here based on TA reviews. Glad we did. Ate the traditional lunch special which Mary serves you with either chicken, pork or beef with tons of sides. I had the beef, husband had the chicken; both seasoned very well. We came back for lunch...More

Thank Louise J
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The most delicious food I had in Costa Rica until now and a very very good price. The Cascado with fish was delish and the home made lemonade as well. Soul food as it should be. A very nice staff made our evening. Thank u...More

Thank Dési R
Reviewed 11 March 2017

If you're looking for fancy gourmet food, go somewhere else. But if you're looking for comfort food on a budget that's full of flavor and delicious, this is well worth a stop. We ate here twice and thoroughly enjoyed our meals, along with the friendly...More

Thank SAG7
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Very popular place, limited space. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Service was slow, but they were very busy with a large group. The food was ok and priced well, we had been to a few other sodas on the way to La Fortuna and...More

Thank Jen_M604
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We were a family of 4. The good was good but hygiene point of view will give it a 0. We saw two bugs close to the bar where food was open and being served.

Thank Aparna K
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, great meal, good price, and in in the center of La Fortuna. Not fancy, but an authentic Costa Rican experience.

1  Thank G6441CTjohnf
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Luis R
5 December 2017|
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Response from Gwen d | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but I had dinner there late one night, around 9:30 pm and they where still open. And they also serve breakfast. So my guess would be all day every day
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Erick C
13 July 2017|
Response from Dave610Jones | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't speak Spanish.
28 January 2017|
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Response from Ac916155043 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure the rice and steak cansado is pretty gluten free. As are the numerous fresh salads and such.
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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