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Soda Viquez

150 meters south of the Catholic Church | Calle 1 & Av Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7133
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“casado” (374 reviews)
“rice pudding” (65 reviews)
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Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
150 meters south of the Catholic Church | Calle 1 & Av Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

This was the perfect place for us to grab lunch during our time visiting the Arenal/La Fortuna area. Service was great, and the food was good, typical Costa Rican fare -- a protein (steak or chicken), deliciously seasoned rice and beans, fried sweet plantain, and...More

Thank fapurdie
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best food we had during our stay in Costa Rica! We wanted to get a taste of the local flavor and asked several locals for their top choice. Everyone recommended Soda Viquez and we were not disappointed! Must try their Casada with fish or...More

Thank Avirup B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first night in La Fortuna and our first meal in a Soda.The staff are very friendly and the meal was deliciousThere was 3 of us we all had different meals plus nine beers and it came to less than forty dollars.

Thank andrew w
Reviewed 4 days ago

I expected better Costa Rican food but not bad. Prices were good for everyone who ate. I thought the arroz con pollo was good but not the kind i am used to eating in CR. the hamburgers were good. I just did not like the...More

Thank Maria E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

True authentic Costa Rican food for cheap! Best value for your money and delicious! We really enjoyed our experience here and everything we ordered was quite satisfying.

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I am a chef in Houston, so I was going to Costa Rica to enjoy the local cuisine. Soda Viquez was excellent. I spent a week in Costa Rica and I really appreciate not having to tip servers. But some servers I...More

Thank Rhonda T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple Tico food...we went for breakfast and had the gallo pinto and it was really nice; can't really go too far wrong with this! The lady who served us was friendly and the service was quick. Would recommend a visit!

Thank Kiely R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop in for lunch. Very reasonable prices with good portion sizes. We got the name from another group that had been there a couple days prior. We had a very nice meal previously at Nenes nearby but Soda Viquez was maybe half the cost...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A simple course in economics. Lower overhead means lower prices. This little soda has no front walls and no air conditioning which means lower overhead and great value. I found this little gem by walking around downtown La Fortuna. More people were eating here than...More

Thank Timothy I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service (best if you speak some Spanish, but they have English menus), but the food is pretty tasty, the restaurant is clean and the price is right. Seemed like a fair amount of their patronage is local, which I find to usually be a...More

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Are there gluten free options?
28 January 2017|
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Response from margaritarest | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not about gluten free food up there
Angela C
To Soda Viquez staff, You asked us how we knew to come here (on 12/30), we told you we found you on Trip Advisor. You both knew we were just visitors, you seemed happy we read about you on Trip Advisor. You gave us total of the bill and then as my husband and me standing at the counter to pay, you added 10% service fee and gave us the new total. We saw the way you looked at each other and then looked at us as you were doing this and we just thought to ourselves, gosh this is how low people at this Soda have to go to earn only $4 usd extra? I paid you the 10% fee but it really bothered us. We would definitely will never go there again but for future customers, please list 10% service fee on the menu, don't pick and choose who to charge the extra 10%. Thank you!
2 January 2017|
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Response from MAC_LA1 | Reviewed this property |
The majority of restaurants add a 10% service charge as the tip rather than tourists having to figure it out. Add more for exceptional service. The reaction by the reviewer is from someone who does not travel outside the... More
What do currency do they accept ?
15 November 2015|
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Response from Heyhans1 | Reviewed this property |
They accept colones and US dollars and credit cards.
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 meters south of the Catholic Church | Calle 1 & Av Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, 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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