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Soda Ara

$Latin, ,
200 Meters East of Banco Nacional, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7267
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“casado” (7 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
200 Meters East of Banco Nacional, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

A local fave, generous portions of delicious foods and drinks. We had rice & beans, fresh fish, chicken, fried plantains, fresh juice & more. 3 meals, huge, for about $17 US. Yummy & fun.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Soda Ara is a little bit further from the center of La Fortuna and seemed to be more of a local place - the waitress didn't speak English and we communicated by pointing at things on the menu. The casados were decent but both Soda...More

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We learned about this place from a local. It is delicious! We tried a casado, taco, and a couple of the empanadas. Everything was perfect! It is more of a local spot, so good prices and not as crowded. Go here!!

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a nice soda in town. It was recommended to us and we stopped by for lunch, no English and we were the only tourist in the place which was busy. Good food at a fair price.

Thank need4sand
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This was a very good, inexpensive local place. No english spoken here - it's for the locals. Food was really good, and cheap, no frills. Right in the middle of town, worth checking out if you want to get out of the tourist rut.

Thank morf2540
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

At this soda you don't need to stick to the typical casados. Get some nice fresh salad, fish or other options - all is fresh, tasty and delicious!

Thank Michaela S
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

if you are spending time in this wonderful town, don't miss this gem. For a very low price, you will get excellent food. If you try the "casado", you won't be disappointed with the portion size, homy feeling and, again, very affordable price. 2 or...More

Thank lbarnola
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My sons and I enjoyed a very good lunch at Soda Ara. The small restaurant was very comfortable, the waitstaff attentive and it was filled with locals. My vegan son had the casado vegetariano, my other son ate casado pollo and I had a bowl...More

Thank krishearle
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Went here on a tip from a local. Glad we did, a bit hard to find. Its about 3 blocks from the main square. Very friendly service, huge plate of food for 2700 colons and really healthy and tasty. I tried the Horchata, that was...More

Thank Cliff S
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

We passed by this soda while looking for a breakfast place off the beaten path. The restaurant is very clean and the service is attentive. The menu is bilingual but the ladies spoke no English; we ended up with a wrong dish by mistake so...More

Thank Andrea S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Meters East of Banco Nacional, 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 7267
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