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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%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (14 reviews)
“rice beans” (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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great service, where many locals eat. Food was ok to good, but a bit pricey. Great tasting milkshakes and fruit drinks. I had a chicken plate for lunch. the grilled chicken was ok, and the side of black beans rice mix, fried bananas and fried...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Had Arroz Con Pollo here for lunch, a nice break from exploring the city and central market! A CostaRican friend recommended the place and the waiters are really helpful and they have an English menu too if you don't understand Spanish;-)

Thank Virmz
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We had the basics here. Casado with beef and chicken. Our meal was good. Solid place with a convenient location. Lots of locals here eating, so I take that as a good sign.

Thank grenny1968
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I went here for breakfast on a Sunday and returned for dinner later that week. The waiters were exceptional and assisted me with the menu as my Spanish is minimal. The food was good...I wanted rice beans and plantains and they had it for me...More

Thank OverjoyedK
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I loved Soda Tapia ten years ago when I had my gemorst breakfast there. Since then a lot has changed. The Gallo Pinto is only average. The "fresh" orange juice isn't fresh or at least doesn't taste very fresh. It is served in a 0,2l...More

Thank Florian R
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on our last evening in costa Rica. Food was disappointing..seemed like typical american fast food. Nothing great to speak off.

Thank HardRocker2014
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I have been to this soda three or four times on my recent visits to Costa Rica for breakfast, and, for the money, it is very hard to beat. Beans, eggs, and ham breakfast is my personal favorite.

Thank John M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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