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Soda La Hormiga

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Costado Oeste de la Terminal de Buses | A la Par de Mega Super y la Estacion de Buses, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9247
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice” (29 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Costado Oeste de la Terminal de Buses | A la Par de Mega Super y la Estacion de Buses, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent local food, ordered with cas drink, cheap and satisfying. The protein in the chicken casado plate is a bit on the small size They have their own parking lot, didn't use it as we parked on the main drag and walkted over

Thank NatX27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we already had had a great beef Casado with a great price, but this soda beats them all so far. Wish we could go back! We also simply enjoyed its simplicity, the attentive and friendly staff, despite the numerous customers they had to...More

1  Thank WannaBeObjective
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La hormiga served us truly the Casado and gallo pinto. The price is low and the food is great. We were in la fortuna for 4 nights and ate there every single day. I recommend their breakfast keep in mind that their protein portions are...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good restaurant to have a bkfast or lunch, very economical, good service and most dishes are Costa Rica typical as gallo pinto y casados,

Thank Abraham Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for lunch or any meal really. They specialize in casados, but had many other items, as well as breakfast all day. I had a steak casado, and my mother had the chicken in tomato sauce casado. We both had fresh juice, and...More

Thank rockcoinman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very cheap place to get your fuel. It's very basic meal, featuring a casado which consists of beans, rice and a protein of your choice. It's super cheap and the food comes at you fast, so those are probably the key factors...More

Thank panicmanual
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At lunch time the place was filled with locals, so we knew it was going to be good. Plate of fresh, local fruit was tasty. Very good meat, beans, piccadillo. Service was a little forgetful and a little slow, but the low price made up...More

Thank pdxyz1
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This soda was recommended by the Interbus driver who brought us from San Jose. We went on a Saturday night. The place was full of locals. We had two casados (rice, beans, fried banana, yuca, salad and meat), two club sodas and a pineapple juice....More

Thank Rauli-tx
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Delicious food with good drink to very reasonable prices. I really enjoyed our lunch there and the good service.

Thank bellini14
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

If you are afraid of trying the “Sodas”, try this one first and you will experience the quality of fresh local food offered at reasonable prices. I ordered chicken, black beans, rice, salad & milk shake for $4.50. It’s the place where local workers &...More

Thank RopeR88
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Bobbi K
8 August 2017|
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Response from likewyse | Reviewed this property |
Beans, rice, salad, bread, french fries, milkshakes, fruit drinks. You should be okay.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 8
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costado Oeste de la Terminal de Buses | A la Par de Mega Super y la Estacion de Buses, 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 9247
The most popular Soda in La Fortuna de San Carlos, our delicious Gallo Pinto will provide you energy to start your day, plus a good cup of coffee. Also our wide variety of Casados will be the perfect complement to go back to work or continue your adventure, also we have more optionslike: tacos, sausage, beef, chicken, fish and cheese GALLOS, besides hamburgers and sandwiches. Natural drinks are available, coffee, milk shakes, tea and hot chocolate.; located in downtown La Fortuna where you can find many different tourist attractions and the main one that raises at 1648 meters, the Arenal Volcano. We have the best combination in our dishes: Flavor and Price, we are proud to be rated as the best Soda in La Fortuna. Our menu have a great variety of options where typical food is our best option; we invite you to come and enjoy our service in order to confirm why we are the best Soda in town.
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