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Soda Tapia

$Latin, Fast food,
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 good33%
  • Average30%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“hamburger” (14 reviews)
“tamales” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Fast food, 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 3 weeks ago

The overall price-quality ratio of Soda Tapia is fine. Pro's: - free water - friendly waiters - cheap prices - traditional dishes available Con's: - quality issues (bad fries, weird ketchup, artificially-looking ice-cream) - no vegetarian options

Thank mt0thej
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly, but I didn't think the food was anything special. Soda Tapia was a 2 minute walk from our hotel. We were seated quickly, orders taken quickly, and food arrived quickly. The staff and service were the best part, but I...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Costa Rica, an eating place that is called soda means a local, typical, mom and pop that serves authentic Costa Rican meal. It is not the soda drink that we refer to in the US. Our guide took us to this place for lunch...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This place is supposed to look like a Soda parlour from the 50s or 60s. We stopped by for lunch at a busy time. Therefore, it took awhile for our food to arrive. Athough it wasn't particularly tasty, it was hot. However, most of the...More

Thank CoolCouple99
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Wow! They don’t change! I have been coming here for the past 15 years, every time I am in CR! Now they have parking in the back! The restaurant is downtown but with the parking it’s an easy stop. They have inside and outside! Lomo...More

Thank MoandMari
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Unfortunately we ate the typical Costa Rican meal at there location in the San Jose Market and the salad was just lettuce and beet, 1 small plantain, the pork chop was over cooked and too expensive (more then $8). Sadly this is a place of...More

Thank ticacrc
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We love this place and always eat here at least once a visit. It has a uniquely CR vibe to it and the closest I could come to comparing it would be to a North American diner. Always busy with lots of Costarricense families -...More

1  Thank Peytonsage
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I have wanted to eat at this place for years. It was good. You can customize your meals here which is very cool. One night had eggs and steak. Good dinner and good quality food. The staff there was great and assisted me customize my...More

Thank Triangle_Traveler13
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We came here in the early evening. It’s a loud place next to a busy road but there are plenty of tables and places to sit outside, and an English translation of the menu available upon request. The portions were large and he food was...More

Thank anmcguk
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Nothing special other than the atmosphere. You order your food by filling out a paper form. Less chance of not getting what you want, I guess.

Thank laplantes
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Latin, Fast food, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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