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Grandma's Spoon - La Cuchara de La Abuela

$$ - $$$International, ,
Frente a Hotel Villa Vilma, Z-13 de La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7260
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (6 reviews)
“plantains” (4 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
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International, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Frente a Hotel Villa Vilma, Z-13 de La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed September 11, 2018

The service is very good, the waiter who took care of us was very cordial and gave us some excellent recommendations, the food was very good and the relationship with the quality and the price was perfect

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The main courses are okay. The setting is cosy but next to a busy road. The pineapple, banana and ice Cream dessert is amazing!

Thank 431charlem
Reviewed March 15, 2018

The seafood gumbo (that may not be the correct name but it is close enough) looked inviting. The liquid part was tasty but the pieces of fish had a strong ammonia taste. Obviously the fish was not very fresh. There was also a couple of...More

Thank ron d
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Excellent! Clean, side of the road family SODA with very friendly service. Excellent pork ribs, rice with shrimp. Kids loved the burritos and milkshakes.

Thank Almess
Reviewed February 18, 2018

This is the first Soda that captured our attention on our way into La Fortuna from Arenal Dam. We ordered Grandma's Casado for $7 and got a good sized portion of delicious rice, beans, plantains, a tender tasty chicken breast, and a salad. The drinks...More

Thank deebugg2017
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Great food, not crowded, friendly staff. The Casados were generous and cheap. The guaro sours were authentic. We'll be back.

Thank ralextx
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

The food was very good - tastefully prepared. Prices were very reasonable. Best pina colada I've had in a very long time. Manuel speaks good English - the rest of the staff don't but try very hard and always smiling. We went 3 times in...More

Thank GayleSask
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent and a good price, unlike many other places in La Fortuna. The owner was very friendly and the service was great. If we had stayed longer in La Fortuna, this place would have been our regular stop. We were very impressed!...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

Over priced and hospitality was lacking. The owner was very nice, the waitress was not. Expensive for the small portions and nothing too great. $7 for typical plate (rice, beans, salad, plantains), $7 for small nachos, $3 beer, $5 for taco which was a tacquito...More

1  Thank Amanda D
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

Typical food of the area with small portions and regular flavor. We went based on the ratings of this site but we’re very disappointed. The bathroom was filthy and could not wash and dry your hands and of course being on the side of the...More

1  Thank 688murraya
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$35
International, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frente a Hotel Villa Vilma, Z-13 de La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 7260
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Located on he main road towards Arenal Volcano National you can find an excellent choice for Costa Rican home made dishes prepare by the owner in a typical Soda; you will enjoy a wide variety of options in our Menu, from a fresh Tilapia to a delicious seafood rice prepared to the "Tico" style. Our typical benches and traditional style is unique in La Fortuna and ready for you.
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