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Soda Tapia

Calle 42, Avenidas 2 y 4 | Costado este del Parque La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2222 6734
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good32%
  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“hamburger” (15 reviews)
“casado” (8 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle 42, Avenidas 2 y 4 | Costado este del Parque La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 12 January 2013 via mobile

Food here is a little more expensive than most places in San Jose. But I still love this place. I order from here all the time. Their ice cream is amazing and their service is pretty fast.

Thank Mca4444
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Soda Tapia has consistent food, not great, but not bad either. The service is always slow, and uninterested in serving their clients

Thank Dean P
Reviewed 5 January 2013

We ate at the Lindora location of Soda Tapia on our first and last nights in Costa Rica. We were staying up the street at the Aloft and the restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff. The pollo plate was quite good at 4,000 colones....More

Thank Alan_Smithee69
Reviewed 28 December 2012

OK it's not haute cuisine, but it's still a good place for a quick bite to eat. I was quite happy with my bean sandwich ($4) and lemonade ($2). Places like this are surprisingly rare in San Jose, which is lamentably overrun with global chains....More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 24 December 2012

The food was ok, more expensive than meals I've had that were of superior quantity and quality. Its open late hours however and very close to San Jose's largest park.

Thank poorjharrison
Reviewed 17 December 2012 via mobile

Came from the office for day to day lunch; asked for a "gallo de carne" which is a plate with meat; rice and beans and a natural softdrink and charged USD 10.00 for it! Flavor was not great and will never come again.

Thank FrancoMunoz
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Soda Tapia, all arround Costa Rica, is a traditional 7x24 open place to meet your friends. You will find drinks all day, but, they need to improve the burgers, sorry friends!!

Thank Violar
Reviewed 15 November 2012

We ate here for lunch at 12:30pm on a Tuesday. The place was pretty busy, but the servers were very nice. They got us menus in English. We really liked the chicken nuggets and fries (hand-cut and breaded chicken tenders), and the hamburger. The ham...More

Thank SpokaneMom
Reviewed 6 November 2012

You want a cheap meal served quick then this is your place. Staff is always nice. If you are in the Escazu or Santa Ana area go to the one on Lindora Ave.

Thank RTSDallas
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Looking for something local. Really kind staff, although our waitress spoke no English she worked with us on our broken Spanish. The portions are good, the staff is very friendly and the place is clean. No fast food meals here - local and fresh.

Thank Matthew L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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