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Soda La Hormiga

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Costado Oeste de la Terminal de Buses | A la Par de Mega Super y la Estacion de Buses, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9247
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06:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 16:00
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place by chance. This restaurant is small, but we got a table. It is frequented by both locals and tourists. The food is primarily Costa Rican style, but they do have a few other options. The food came out fairly quickly, and the price was just right. We paid $16 for 4 of us. Definitely stop here for... More 

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Thank Giovanni D
Salem, NH
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198 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our driver (Diego) was taking us from San Jose to La Fortuna, so we asked him where he went to eat so we could get some authentic Costa Rican food. He proceeded to take us off the beaten path and pulled into what appeared to be an alley which happened to be the parking lot for this restaurant. We were... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for breakfast with the wife and it was 9 bucks out the door, which is hard to find around here. I would have eaten here a lot more if I had found it sooner

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Thank Pat D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended this place for lunch by a local. This is where locals go for lunch. The Costa Rican "Cosada". $9 US Dollars for the wife and I to get a filling lunch, soda, and lemonade. PERFECT!

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Thank 8Zebra211
Copenhagen, Denmark
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had this place recommended, and it didn't disappoint. Very friendly staff, good decent food at very reasonable prices. I was there for breakfast.

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Thank MsHaslund
Caithness
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115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far the best value soda in La Fortuna. We ate there daily and found the quality to be consistently good and the price as low as you will find. La Hormiga is easy to find.... adjacent to the bus stand.

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Thank Compo-in-Caithness
Chachagua, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to try good typical Costa Rica for a very good price this is the place. The Casado is a typical Costa Rican meal with different meat options. A reasonable price with very good service. They do close early, at 4:00pm.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch. We ordered the Casado con Chuleta( pork chop) and a fruit beverage. The plate was filled with rice, black beans, a homemade salsa, fried plantains, salad and 2 thin pork chops. The pork was very moist as well as very favorable. They are only open for breakfast and lunch which was unfortunate for us since... More 

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Bonnyville, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to find places in the area that don't charge and arm and a leg for an average meal. Not only is this very well priced, the food also taste pretty good. It's traditions Costa Rica Food. It may not look super fancy (No offence) but if you look past that I can promise you a good meal! Within... More 

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Thank Pinktika
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, amazing people and great prices. So much so that had to go back the next day and have it again! Make sure you have their casados so delish! Definitely our favorite spot in La Fortuna.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 16:00
Monday
06:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 16:00
Thursday
06:00 - 16:00
Friday
06:00 - 16:00
Saturday
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costado Oeste de la Terminal de Buses | A la Par de Mega Super y la Estacion de Buses, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 9247
Description
Located on one side of La Fortuna's bus station, the best dish offered in this small place is the typical "Casado". But you can enjoy any other typical dish in this great Soda.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?