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Soda la tipica

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San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7528
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (7 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
“ceviche” (5 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

when we saw the chef was cooking the fresh meat on the grill we stop immediately and the result has been great. You've to wait a bit but it worth the wait. It's not a cheap restaurant if you think to be in the middle...More

Thank Davide F
Reviewed 29 August 2017

stopped and had lunch here we all had casada - it was tasty and reasonably priced. Its a little out of the centre of town but other than that its perfectly fine

Thank tangentgirl2003
Reviewed 13 August 2017

At any other place, I'd accept that maybe I'm not accustomed to local food and I can't appreciate it. Not at La Tipica. From start to finish, my visit was confusing and underwhelming. I'm breaking it down into categories to help organize my thoughts: Service:...More

Thank suddenlysoup
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We tried this Soda for Dinner one evening and the atmosphere was Costa Rican Quaint! Its on the main road driving into Fortuna so can be busy and load, we didn't mind. Great people and traffic watching :) The service by the young gal was...More

Thank DaMama4
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We wanted a quick evening meal after a long transfer so tried this local "Soda" , even though it did not look too promising from the outside. It was a great surprise with good food and reasonable prices. The service was quick and the waitress...More

Thank den437
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stopped here for lunch based on our guide Andres' recommendation and were not disappointed. Basic decor but with nice patches of green,clean toilets. Our selection had generous portions freshly prepared at low prices. Languorous service but friendly

Thank premsubramaniam
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had lunch here, and really enjoyed it. The fresh fruit drinks were amazing - don't miss those! My wife had rice with chicken, and I got the chicken casado. Both were very good, and were generous portions. The grill they have out front to...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This restaurant looks promising: it has the typical old style Costa Rican construction and is decorated nicely with green areas. The food however was of very poor quality: stale tortillas, greasy meats, and tasteless drinks. The staff was kind and attentive but their food quality...More

Thank Ben P
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here on our way the La Fortuna Waterfall for lunch. We were sourly disappointed with the food here. I ordered a steak cosada and my boyfriend got the nachos. We also ordered some patacones. The only good thing about this...More

Thank Stefanie L
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Great gallo pinto and eggs. Fresh squeezed juice. Filling and inexpensive! You know its good when its where the locals eat. Had a good dinner there as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos, 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 7528
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