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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“casado” (417 reviews)
“rice pudding” (93 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 yesterday via mobile

We stopped off here on our way back to Arenal for a quick late lunch/early dinner. We both had chicken with rice - delicious and very generous portions, with salad and tortilla chips etc. Service was very friendly and we were treated to a tasty...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ics_89
Reviewed yesterday

Hands down the best bang for your buck. Their casada's (local Costa Rican staple) are to die for. All of their casada's are around $5 and they will fill you up. Never have I found a dish that was so satisfying for my stomach or...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank irvingzheng
Reviewed 2 days ago

Local food, very tasty, casual atmosphere, very busy at dinner time. Highly recommend for tourists who don’t want to pay much for good food and service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GHK2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

My spouse found this place in his Lonely Planet guide and I'm so glad he did. We went for dinner after a hike around Arenal Volcano and it was just the full meal we needed. You're going to be hard-pressed to find a better value...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roja1972
Reviewed 4 days ago

On our quest to try all of the top rated Soda's in the area, we obviously had to try Soda Viquez. The high reviews are spot on. This place is busy, with both a tourist and a local crowd. The servers were incredibly friendly and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KingstonAdam85
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food is delicious and plentiful. Very fresh vegetables with each plate. We both had the pork chops with Avocado salad. We ordered too much. They gave a small rice pudding at the end. Very local and our first meal on this trip. There is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 346nikkic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has good authentic dishes. Staff was great. They give you arros con leche for dessert. Delicious place to eat.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AngelChely
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited twice and ate the casados and the nachos. Both were sizable portions and tasty, decent food. Although not refined, this is a great value place to eat local food. On the first visit they were really busy from 7pm and we had to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sicipi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sorted stumble into this Soda place in La Fortuna. ;) Actually, I founded on Tripadvisor. :) The food was so good and very reasonable! Our waitress/hostess was so very friendly and welcoming. We love CR and the people!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank love10s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has super yummy food, great portions sizes, authentic Costa Rican food, love it! We had a fish and pork chop casada and the Sea Bass and it was delicious!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 972marier
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Elizabeth Rhee L
9 January 2019|
Response from 522kaylas | Reviewed this property |
Melissa M
30 April 2018|
Response from 81ritah | Reviewed this property |
You have the vegetarian "casado" and the rice with vegetables. Don't know if fits the vegan option...
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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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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
Child-friendly, Groups, 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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