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“Inexpensive and delish”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Soda Tiquicia

Soda Tiquicia
Ranked #10 of 91 Restaurants in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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“Inexpensive and delish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

If you are on a budget and don't want to spend so much money every night but want to get good food, eat at a soda. Sodas are small restaurants in Costa Rica that have fantastic food for great prices.

My girlfriends and I ate at Soda Tiquicia for two nights. Between food and drinks, we literally spent $10 each. That's awesome! The amount of food you get is so much. We would always have to pack our food and bring it home with us because it was too much and the food was so tasty! I def. recommend this place especially if you are on a budget but want to eat out. Additionally, here is where you'll get the typical costa rican meal.

Visited March 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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10 restaurant reviews
“Im never having burritos again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

One of my friends told me he knew of a soda place to get cheap local food, but it was a bit of a walk. Everything was so good that I came back two times! Get the burritos, cause they will blow your mind! I also recommend their juices and smoothies to make the most out of the meal! We ended up just calling it the "Blue Light Soda", cause when you walk up the road, after La Lora, you can see a blue light in the distance... Follow the blue light:)

  • Visited March 2014
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“The Best Tico Restaurant!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

The service is great! The plate of food is huge and extremely filling and the best part about it is the price! This soda is the best bang for your buck around here! We will definitely eat here again! Tico Sodas seem to be difficult to find in this beach town, but you should not miss this one. It is hard to believe it is so good and we didn't have to pay a lot of money for a small portion of food (which seems to be the 'norm' these days). This is what Costa Rica used to be like! You get a good balanced meal for a reasonable price!! Glad we found this place and it is nice to be reassured that there are some 'good old Sodas' still around!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“pura vida breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

we really love the breakfast here, super simply place but super tasty, the best gallo pinto ever!!! and super important: cheap, the cheapest place in santa teresa!

Visited January 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Best in Santa Teresa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent 5 nights in Santa Teresa. For the first two days we ate at various places in town but on the third we found Soda Tiquicia and ate every meal there after. Though this place is a bit out on the main part of town it's well worth the effort. The prices are significantly lower than any where else and the portions are huge. Ranging from 1500-3000c for typical food this was the best Costa Rican fare we had on our trip. As we ate 6 meals there I can vouch for the casados, arros con pollo, chimichuri, guacamole, chicken fingers, ceviche con patacones, breakfast casados and fruit shakes. The dud we had was the taco but only because we didn't like the salad that comes with it.

Not only is the food fantastic, but this is one of the only restaurants that openly accepts credit cards in Santa Teresa. Moreover the service is great. My only feedback would be that they should come ask how your meal is after it is served, however no one in Costa Rica ever did that at any restaurant we went to, even chains.

I highly recommend a visit here. It beats Soda La Yunta, Soda La Amistad, El Capitan and The Bakery hands down!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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