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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 good34%
  • Average29%
  • 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 8 July 2013

We got caught in the rain while we were in the park across the street and decided to take safe harbor in the soda. We enjoyed sitting under the awning at the front of the restaurant, looking out at the people on the street while...More

Thank trvlwannab
Reviewed 5 July 2013

We wanted authentic food where the Ticos eat, so we came to Soda Tapia. We ordered two popular dishes, a hamburger (surprise!) and the "pechuga de pollo." The hamburger was downright GROSS. We shared the chicken dish, and it was OK, but not what we...More

Thank E S
Reviewed 16 June 2013

The first thing I do when I visit a country is to try the typical cousine. So in Costa Rica there is a place you must visit Soda Tapia. This place is part of the Costarrican culture. They prepare delicious costarican sanwhiches (ask for the...More

Thank Greivin S
Reviewed 9 June 2013

If you just want to try tipico food, there are a lot better places to go. We hadn't been the for 20 years because of our first horrible experience. We were in the area of their relatively new place in Pozos And since our regular...More

Thank crafterincr
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We were in a hurry, but they messed up my eggs TWICE, food was TOO GREASY, the locations of several restaurants are traffic noisy, the waitress was just "ok".

Thank Shondra L
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Soda Tapia is the name of a chain of restaurants in San Jose, Costa Rica. The one on Calle 42 (aka PanAmerican highway) near Parque Sabana and Paseo Colon is a real find. Open 24/7 it serves typical Costa Rica fare, including delicious arreglado. Think...More

Thank bobinathens
Reviewed 22 May 2013

food was fine, prices were much higher than the location (poor, on a busy intersection) and the food quality and quantity justifies

Thank rqbii
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I decided to visit Sodia Tapia again after my previous disappointing experience (http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g309293-d780163-r153193871-Soda_Tapia-San_Jose_San_Jose_Metro_Province_of_San_Jose.html#REVIEWS) because I was in need of a cup of coffee and couldn´t find anywhere else nearby. I terribly regret my decision. This is, without a doubt, one of the worst dining establishments...More

Thank globe-trotter_2023
Reviewed 29 April 2013

This place does not quite live up to the accolades it has received in various publications. I chose to eat here because it is within walking distance of my hotel north of Parque Sabana. The meals are not cheap - as you would expect from...More

Thank RedBaron42
Reviewed 27 April 2013

This place is the most popular of the 3 or 4 Soda tapia restaurants in the San Jose, it is really great that it is right across from Sabana Parque, a very busy street, and walking distance from some of the hotels in the area,...More

Thank jthayer219
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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