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Soda El Rio

RLatin, ,
200 meters south of the Catholic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9341
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“arroz con pollo” (12 reviews)
“casado” (16 reviews)
“rice” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
200 meters south of the Catholic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Excellent place to enjoy an exquisite meal and professional customer service, the food has a good price and the place is quite beautiful.

Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I liked the combos they had because you got to try a little bit of everything! The portions were big and their coffee was good. Our server was always kind and helpful. If we had any questions about our surrounding they would answer it the...More

Thank anarelicalderon
Reviewed 5 July 2018

It is a very nice place but the customer service is a bit bad and the food that day was not very good.

Thank Glen K
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We went to Soda El Rio for a bit of home as they serve hamburgers and fries. I loved the Costa Rican food (and I have been told the casado at El Rio is great) but I just needed something different mid week. I had...More

Thank Hank_and_Di
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We dropped in here on a Sunday lunch hour with the restaurant full of locals and a few of us chicos lined up outside. How can anything be bad if the locals swarm the place? And nothing was bad, except having to wait to get...More

Thank handal99
Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is a great little restaurant to stop into for some authentic Costa Rican food. Menu has options for everyone, service was good and cost was affordable.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Went for breakfast. I really like whole black beans so often ask for a side at meals. These were the best. Well seasoned. Overall good breakfast.

Thank Mona R
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Had the rice with shrimp. Wasn’t too bad, kind of typical Asian fare that felt like American Asian dinner. Had more rice and less shrimp, served with fries. Husband had burger which was not good. Frozen pattie pretty basic. If you are in the mood...More

Thank Kris W
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I do not like to comment negatively as I believe it is important to see the good things in life and criticizing is not my cup of tea, however today I must share my experience as it can save you some frustration. I have been...More

Thank SammyG233
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

20 mins before they closed, I ordered Casada con Higado (liver combo, hint: not your average American food). Liver and caramelized onion are perfectly cooked. The $7 plate also comes with rice, beans, sautéed vegetables, freshly sliced salad and fried plantains. Too bad I found...More

1  Thank Ji W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 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 9341
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