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Soda Tapia

Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Calle 42, Avenidas 2 y 4 | Costado este del Parque La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2222 6734
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Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2012

OK it's not haute cuisine, but it's still a good place for a quick bite to eat. I was quite happy with my bean sandwich ($4) and lemonade ($2). Places like this are surprisingly rare in San Jose, which is lamentably overrun with global chains. In fact, the only other cheap eateries on the perimeter of the Parque La Sabana... More 

Thank Ken K
Providence, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2012

The food was ok, more expensive than meals I've had that were of superior quantity and quality. Its open late hours however and very close to San Jose's largest park.

Thank poorjharrison
Costa Rica
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2012 via mobile

Came from the office for day to day lunch; asked for a "gallo de carne" which is a plate with meat; rice and beans and a natural softdrink and charged USD 10.00 for it! Flavor was not great and will never come again.

Thank FrancoMunoz
San Jose, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Soda Tapia, all arround Costa Rica, is a traditional 7x24 open place to meet your friends. You will find drinks all day, but, they need to improve the burgers, sorry friends!!

Thank Violar
Spokane, WA
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

We ate here for lunch at 12:30pm on a Tuesday. The place was pretty busy, but the servers were very nice. They got us menus in English. We really liked the chicken nuggets and fries (hand-cut and breaded chicken tenders), and the hamburger. The ham and cheese sandwich was just ham and cheese and nothing special. The chocolate milkshake was... More 

Thank SpokaneMom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

You want a cheap meal served quick then this is your place. Staff is always nice. If you are in the Escazu or Santa Ana area go to the one on Lindora Ave.

Thank RTSDallas
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Looking for something local. Really kind staff, although our waitress spoke no English she worked with us on our broken Spanish. The portions are good, the staff is very friendly and the place is clean. No fast food meals here - local and fresh.

Thank Matthew L
San Jose, Costa Rica
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2012

local food is very good here and it's open all day and all night. Perfect to go and have a bite at night.

Thank KatSM12
san jose, costa rica
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

This is where enybody who is anybody in Costa Rica goes after hours and I cant figure out why for the life of me. The food is horrible and greasy. Im not just saying a bit too oily. Your not supposed to have a pool of grease on your plate after your eat pinto..... I walked around for the rest... More 

Thank Matthew M
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Excellent to take a costarican breakfast in a traditional place in San Jose for generations.

Thank Eric C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, 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, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?