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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

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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111 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank Mark Y
Pasadena, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This "Soda" was recommended by multiple people and travel reviews. The place lives up to all of the accolades! Great value for the $ and incredible food! IMO "In My Opinion" it was the best "Soda" I visited on this trip to Costa Rica. BONUS...They serve Natural Sugar Pepsi in glass bottles! That is very difficult to come by anymore... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This became our go to restaurant. Good food, great prices(Cheap) Great local food with good service. Friendly staff, just cloes early(4:00pm)

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Black Rock City, Nevada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go here. If your hungry when you get off the bus go here before even checking in at your hotel. It is often crowded. Locals eat here. Yum!

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Thank Mike D
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Any tourist in CR who isn't an idiot knows their best bet for inexpensive, tasty meals is the local soda, and this place is no exception. I had a casado with chicken, and my wife had the same with beef. I also had a tamarindo that I'm still thinking about because it was so refreshing and tasty. Highly recommend.

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Thank Leslie P

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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
USD 2 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
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?