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Soda Viquez

Calle 1 | Av Arenal, 150 meters south of the Catholic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7133
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“casado” (388 reviews)
“rice pudding” (84 reviews)
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Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle 1 | Av Arenal, 150 meters south of the Catholic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This soda was recommended in our guide and we fully understand why. Great food, really cheap and the staff are really lovely. We both got a handshake when leaving. Went back twice more after our first experience. Can pay by card.

Thank jberringer1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff, great drinks and really tasty food. It can get busy on weekends so worth booking to get a table as you'll be disappointed if you missed out and had to settle at one of the other restaurants. By far the best soda in...More

Thank UnderwaterEdd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted a traditional food experience and certainly got it. You’d walk past this side street cafe if you weren’t specifically looking for it. Recommended by the tourist centre in town, we were amazed by the menu, the service and the prices. Loads of people...More

Thank 30louconcerts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to say about Soda Viquez except it is a good place to go to in La Fortuna if you are hungry, don't have much money, and are not worried about quality. I had a coconut shake that was more like coconut milk. We...More

Thank Lazaro Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Casado (husband: pork chop, me: fish) for the first time. It was very yummy. My kids had the cheese burgers (hamburguesa con queso), and it was not their favorite meal. They enjoyed the fries. The price point was perfect.

Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cheap eats - half the price of better meals - crowded (always a good sign!) and very busy; yet the staff (harried as they were missing one server that night) were still friendly and attentive, and we all shared a good laugh after I...More

Thank orlando813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it here. Too bad we found it our last night. The staff is great very friendly. Prices are great for good food.

Thank Nathalie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking to eat where the locals enjoy their meals, and Soda Viquez was recommended by Roberto at Hotel Lomas del Volcan. We went for lunch, and were seated at clean table as soon as we entered. The menu was in Spanish and English,...More

Thank Becky Lynne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, to the review that gave this place a poor rating because they knew very little English....STAY IN YOUR BOX IN NEW YORK! What do you expect? You are in another country! How about you learn a little spanish loco gringo! My wife and I...More

Thank hermosabeach1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant serves great authentic costiarican, cheap and simple food, nice low key atmosphere and friendly service.

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Melissa M
30 April 2018|
Response from Rita H | Reviewed this property |
You have the vegetarian "casado" and the rice with vegetables. Don't know if fits the vegan option...
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Luis R
5 December 2017|
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Response from Gwen d | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but I had dinner there late one night, around 9:30 pm and they where still open. And they also serve breakfast. So my guess would be all day every day
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Erick C
13 July 2017|
Response from Dave610Jones | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't speak Spanish.
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 1 | Av Arenal, 150 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 7133
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