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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“casado” (7 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
“local place” (3 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
200 Meters East of Banco Nacional, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this soda after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. We ordered gallo pinto and chicken sandwich. But found the usual gallo pinto below average and chicken sandwich was average. Service was slow inspite of being empty. When we ate gallo pinto at a small soda...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Geet_Kamra
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Very delicious food, with a lot of flavor and speed when it comes to serving, the service is regular, it is not as friendly as it should be, it could be better

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Garrett M
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, good prices. Can choose either a la carte or from dishes already cooked. Drinks were local and fresh (pineapple with rice; horchata). Server is kind. Parking available.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Alejandro Z
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

As we travel Costa Rica, we have found eating out to be more expensive than we thought.Today we found this clean and economical soda that served a big meal for a reasonable price. The locals go here.We enjoyed it.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank wendyb429
Reviewed 19 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.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank 65_PB
Reviewed 14 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

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 16 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!!

Date of visit: May 2017
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.

Date of visit: April 2017
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.

Date of visit: February 2017
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!

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Michaela S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
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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