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Restaurante La Tipica

San Carlos | De Super Cristián 100 Metros Oeste, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7528
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“grilled meat” (3 reviews)
“casado” (12 reviews)
“ceviche” (6 reviews)
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Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
San Carlos | De Super Cristián 100 Metros Oeste, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

They serve your typical array of Costa Rican fare, but adds a bit of finesse to the presentation and plating not commonly seen in this price range. Not mind blowing like the vast majority of Costa Rican cuisine, but certainly pretty satisfying especially for the...More

Thank Mondalo
Reviewed 21 August 2011

If you want typical food this is the place to goo!

1  Thank Nyctrav3l4u
Reviewed 19 March 2011

It looks just like any of the many open air restaurants along the road between the hot springs & La Fortuna. However, the service & food were far above average. Our waitress was friendly & attentive. We explained we normally did not eat meat, but...More

Thank jsaul
Reviewed 6 January 2011

This restaurant was close to the ecolodge where we were staying, so it was convenient and came with a glowing review from the lodge owner. The food was fresh, tasty, traditional, and inexpensive. One of the better meals we have had in Costa Rica!

Thank KateMels
Reviewed 4 October 2010

We stopped here because we wanted something inexpensive after hiking the arenal trails. Service was fast and attentive. The menu is large and has a good variety. We got the yucca and frijoles forcan app. She had the pollo cassado, and I had what was...More

Thank Tampafoodie2
Reviewed 22 February 2010

If you are looking for good food, this is the place to be. It is situated on the town's main strip, so you can't miss it. The food was fresh, cooked to order and grilled to perfection. The service was pleasant and efficient. Not much...More

Thank newyorkseestheworld
Reviewed 26 August 2009

Picnic tables, local cuisine. Well-prepared, very casual

Thank travelerofworld
Reviewed 19 November 2008

Sodas are little roadside restaurants, usually a few tables or picnic benches outside an open kitchen. This one is on the road from La Fortuna to Arenal Volcano. Meal was very fresh, tasty, enjoyable, with one stand out - my wife ordered the fish of...More

2  Thank Beachdancer104
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos | De Super Cristián 100 Metros Oeste, 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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