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Soda La Amistad

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South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
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Southwest From Supercompro 300 n | Walk down the Street past the church at the T -intersection Turn Right Towards the Super compro Supermarket as the road curves left,walk down the concrete steps the dirt Road below at the dirt road turn left and walk up the hill 200 mtrs,Soda La Amistad will be on your Left, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6108
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Tasty and on budget, not so fast to serve as we needed to leave for our night tour - 20 min for rice and chicken - .

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Thank Paola G
Oxford, Mississippi
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I would not like to comment from meat eaters perspective. However I believe the amount of hype for this Soda is not worth it in general. It is a local place run by family and the do not understand English.!! takes lot of time to get food. And we ordered Casada Veg and we did not like it as we... More 

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Thank PG1988
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If you arrive and there is a large group, leave and go back another time. It took over a half hour for us to get drinks and they forgot mine. It took over an hour and a half to actually get our food. The woman serving us was clearly overwhelmed by a group of 12 people, but there is no... More 

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Thank Alyssa S
Zurich, Switzerland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in Monteverde and both evening we ate there. The family is so kind and the food was delicious. I can recommend the chicken fajitas or the casado with pork ribs (it was the speciality of the day) best food in costa rica so far

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Thank milanussbaumer
Schmallenberg, Germany
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The food was very good, service very good. Even if we can't speak Spanish and the cook can't speak English, it was just perfect, like already mentioned before in Lonely Planet. We don't regret it and can recommend it also.

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Thank TobiasHoffmann
Costa Rica
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144 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

A "Soda" in Costa Rica is what we know as a "Diner" or a "Café". Right outside the small town of Santa Elena, about 3 Ks away from Monteverde, there's a small but really friendly place called Soda La Amistad (Friendship Diner). The owner, Candida, and her staff will make you feel right at home and will make sure you... More 

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Thank MissDWilson
Balikpapan, Indonesia
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152 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious, quick typical meal. The owner cooked and served us and she was so friendly. The food was good and came quickly from the kitchen. We even got free cake as a treat. Nice and easy for lunch.

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Thank Megan H
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is a good place for a filling Costa Rican meal. It is usually full and is good for a filling budget meal.

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Thank Grant C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I really enjoyed our food. The portions are massive and we couldn't finish the rice, but it was so tasty we wanted to! We could still fit in the cheeky free banana cake though, which was absolutely delicious. The smoothies are fresh and not too sweet. The service was friendly and they help you with your attempts... More 

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Thank Lbrigden
Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We were more than happy with the food we got served here, all ingredients are fresh and tasty and we came back for lunch the other day. Also the owners are very nice even though they dont speak English. I would definitely recommend this place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Cuisine
South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southwest From Supercompro 300 n | Walk down the Street past the church at the T -intersection Turn Right Towards the Super compro Supermarket as the road curves left,walk down the concrete steps the dirt Road below at the dirt road turn left and walk up the hill 200 mtrs,Soda La Amistad will be on your Left, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 6108
Description
The best traditional and typical. Fast food: Veggie burgers and fries, hamburgers with meat, chicken sandwich, meat, cheese and ham, Nachos and more. Casado with Chicken, Bistek, meat sauce, fish. Spaghetti with meat and garlic bread and spaghetti with vegetables and garlic bread. Shrimp with garlic and fish with garlic and served with rice SALAD. There are also more delicious meals and breakfast with gallo pinto juevo, ham, meat. Omelettes with ham and cheese. Pancakes with strawberry, banana and pineapple. House Specia: Rice mixed (cantones) with Salad. Jam and more delicious food.

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