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Soda Mima

Latin, ,
Ave. Central | Corner of Calle 474, Behind Arenal Container Hostel, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 8830 3649
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pollo” (24 reviews)
“rice” (20 reviews)
“casado” (27 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Ave. Central | Corner of Calle 474, Behind Arenal Container Hostel, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place for cheap delicious food. It's hidden and looks a bit run down but the food is amazing. Good selections for gluten free people too. The people who work there are very lovely aswell.

Thank derekyeo11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good food and customer service. Prices were very good as well. Its a small place of the main street but don't let that stop you. We hope to be back

Thank Tim Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy with the food and the prices. Very friendly owners. So delicious, I had pork chops and all the sides were great.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portions are large and inexpensive, best value of our entire trip. A single order each of a chalupa and fajitas were absolutely delicious and easily fed both of us. Truly a no frills hole in the wall tucked behind Pollo Fortuneno (which is very good,...More

1  Thank sharednw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don Alvar was a wonderfully friendly host! One wall was plastered with guest notes from all other the world. We enjoyed our dinners--- talapia casado with mango juice for Bill and arroz con pollo with passion fruit juice for me. So much--- couldn't finish it...More

1  Thank LadyLoquacious
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you can imagine from the restaurant’s location and appearance, the food at Soda Mima is as simple as it looks - but absolutely delicious. The best dish is garlic fish (a piece of grilled white fish with chopped garlic on top), which comes with...More

1  Thank Doudou0315
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant off the road and not easy to find and the restaurant looks somewhat drab. I had the chicken cordon bleu (blue), which was nice but certainly not exceptional. The other party members were very happy with the garlic fish and rice with shrimps...More

1  Thank colla3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch here. The Fish Casado was really good. Casual atmosphere, very friendly service. Good pricing. No complaints!

1  Thank fancytravelreviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! This was one of the two best places we ate in our four days eating out in La Fortuna, the other being a much more expensive fine dining splurge. Both the food and the service were excellent in a casual atmosphere. The prices were...More

1  Thank Trav512015
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent. Got the gallo pinto and a chalupa - both were ‘muy rico!’ Guava juice was awesome. Didn’t love the papaya juice - tasted like water with a hint of papaya (though pretty sure it was just papaya blended up). Would definitely go...More

1  Thank Brutus R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. Central | Corner of Calle 474, Behind Arenal Container Hostel, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 8830 3649
The best Gallo Pinto in town! Local heartwarming, delicious food with a genuine customer service. Try the best breakfasts, amazing casados and the best Costa Rican typical food. Alvaro and family will welcome you like in their home.
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