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Soda Tapia

$Latin, ,
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%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (21 reviews)
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
“tamales” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Calle 42, Avenidas 2 y 4 | Costado este del Parque La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the typical let the GPS take you to the nearest soda so we can have our first meal in Costa Rica. I liked the price tag (cheapest meal we had in Costa Rica), the local selection, a bit of a local vibe and...More

Thank wdl
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to get breakfast, and I did not like it, way to simple and no taste. Costa Rica has very good options but this is not one of them

Thank Richomc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a short bus ride from our hotel to this restaurant for a quick bite and to walk around in the Parque la Sabana across the street. The food was good, served quickly and the portion sizes were quite large. My family had casados...More

Thank mamariabear
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Fast service, good WiFi. Fast food quality food. On the corner of a busy street so sitting outside can be rather noisy and inside is crowded and hot.

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat after landing at the airport. We took a wrong turn and ended up in a small shopping center and found Soda Tapia. My husband and I each had a sandwich (El Gordo and Sandwich Tapia). I have to...More

Thank lkkizer
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Refried black beans spread on a toasted loaf of bread filled with steak, cheese and veggies...yummy! Great local hangout.

Thank cdsilveira
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The overall price-quality ratio of Soda Tapia is fine. Pro's: - free water - friendly waiters - cheap prices - traditional dishes available Con's: - quality issues (bad fries, weird ketchup, artificially-looking ice-cream) - no vegetarian options

Thank mt0thej
Reviewed 24 February 2018

The staff was very friendly, but I didn't think the food was anything special. Soda Tapia was a 2 minute walk from our hotel. We were seated quickly, orders taken quickly, and food arrived quickly. The staff and service were the best part, but I...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 19 February 2018

In Costa Rica, an eating place that is called soda means a local, typical, mom and pop that serves authentic Costa Rican meal. It is not the soda drink that we refer to in the US. Our guide took us to this place for lunch...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This place is supposed to look like a Soda parlour from the 50s or 60s. We stopped by for lunch at a busy time. Therefore, it took awhile for our food to arrive. Athough it wasn't particularly tasty, it was hot. However, most of the...More

Thank CoolCouple99
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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