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Soda Mima

Ave. Central | Corner of Calle 474, Opposite Hotel Luigi's/Casino, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“chia seeds” (2 reviews)
“casado” (23 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Ave. Central | Corner of Calle 474, Opposite Hotel Luigi's/Casino, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Paid $12 for a filling meal with a very friendly owner. Great option if you are staying in La Choza Inn as it is just beside it.

Thank xiaoba8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you lice typical local food without fuzziness you're right with Mima's. The dishes we had were delicious, freshly served and reasonably priced. The location is very simple in a backyard, but the owners are very friendly.

1  Thank MH_ZH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to grab a typical Costa Rican breakfast of eggs, cheese, plantains and gallo pinto! Even has space to park.

1  Thank Hamilton5555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a sensitive stomach and was weary to eat at local restaurants thinking I could possibly get sick, but the food is perfectly safe and SO GOOD!!!! Recommend ordering the typical Costa Rican dish "cascado". I ordered my dish with the beef, and every...More

1  Thank paigecolpitt
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Behind the Main Street. Got slightly lost getting here but look for the tacky Christmas lights glowing and you'll find soda mima!! Beef was well done, but I guess that's how they make it here in Costa Rica!! BYOB - went across the road to...More

1  Thank Jen T
Reviewed 3 April 2017

VISIT: DECEMBER 2014 This review is long overdue and since we are returning next week to La Fortuna I wanted to make sure I reviewed before I review again this trip. We were directed here by an owner in an Art Gallery in town for...More

2  Thank SANDRA F
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious Casado con pollo. Typical local breakfast. Local place. Off the Main Street. Great value for money. Nice service.

1  Thank WiebkeBerlin
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Were brought here on recommendation of our taxi driver. Service was fine, food was very good. Authentic Costa Rican casado. I had the fish and hubby had chicken, we enjoyed both very much. Fresh, clean food at a reasonable price compared to all the other...More

1  Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Soda Mina for our iced coffee every morning. It was so good. The breakfast was equally as tasty. Definitely give Soda Mima A try. You won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Michele M
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The food was fantastic. Exactly what I wanted! You know it's a great place when you're the only travelers there! Also, super friendly. My two year old daughter started crying because of a little fight with her brother and the owner extended his arms to...More

1  Thank Christina A
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Hola queridos dueños de la soda! Me parece que yo el día 3 de febrero estando en su soda dejé mi bolsa de cámara en su soda. Ustedes por casualidad no la han encontrado? Gracias de antemano!
17 February 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. Central | Corner of Calle 474, Opposite Hotel Luigi's/Casino, 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: 506-8830-3649