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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
San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Stopped at this soda without having read reviews were pleasantly surprised. Food was fairly basic but really good (the guacamole was to die for, and the chips were amazing... more like fried tortilla pieces than typical chips). Great open air setting, good service, and felt...More

Thank travelbug313NH
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We love eating at down home, friendly restaurants which provide a peek into the culture of the country we are visiting. La Tipica did not disappoint. I felt as if we were served the very food that would have been put on the table in...More

Thank dugwik6
Reviewed 23 September 2012 via mobile

Stoped at this place for dinner during my stay at La Fortuna. What had my attention was that it it was wood fire cooked, so we decided to stop and check it out. The place was very humble and the service was excellent. You can...More

Thank Dbo78
Reviewed 5 May 2012

This was the first restaurant we ate at our first night in La Fortuna. We all ordered casado and were not disappointed in the taste.

1  Thank Becky R
Reviewed 28 February 2012

I've been here a few times during my two trips to Costa Rica, mostly because it's cheap, tasty, fast, and in the middle of town. I even saw some of my tour guides stop by to grab something before work. The fresh fruit shakes are...More

Thank alda8
Reviewed 25 February 2012

This was our favorite tipica from our trip to Costa Rica. The salad, fried plantains with guacamole, and casados were delicious as were the fruit & milk batidos enjoyed by all. The cheeseburger has seasonings mixed in that some liked and others, well, not so...More

Thank MaineMommy
Reviewed 16 February 2012

When I first got to Costa Rica, I went to a fancy restaurant that was full of fellow tourists. Nice ambiance, nice music... terrible food and expensive. After that, I started listening to my girlfriend, who has traveled the world on a dime, and we...More

Thank stevev23
Reviewed 7 February 2012

The Arenal area tends to be extremely pricey so if you are a budget traveler, finding places like this are a must. The location was easy to get to, the service was fast and the food was delicious and filling. The menu was simple and...More

Thank patkent86
Reviewed 19 January 2012

A decent family style restaurant with low prices. I had grilled sea bass one evening that was very good, and came with the usual rice, beans, and salad. Cost was about $6 for the entire meal, and a chilean sauv blanc for about $4 a...More

Thank angelbob
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Ate lunch here and had a typical costa rican meal. It was very good, included grilled chicken, rice, beans, tortilla, cabbage salad and plantains. Huge meal for only about $6!

Thank Scott and Chris E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
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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