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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Thank westleyanson
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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Thank sicandtired
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 15 February 2017 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stayed in Fortuna for 5 nights and ate here 8 times!! The staff are really friendly and the food is really good. We ate at the more popular and touristy Soda Viquez a couple of nights when we didn't make it make in time before Hormiga closed and much preferred the food here and also it is much cheaper.... More 

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Thank Aimzy89
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Food was great and really inexpensive. This is my first time in Costa Rica and I was skeptical of going but it was so worth it! Definitely worth going!

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Thank jayfif719
Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Conveniently located beside the Tourist Information Center and the Public Bus Terminal my wife and I just arrived into town hungry and saw all the customers were Locals so we figured it must be good in there. Exactemente! We went back a couple days later before we had to leave Fortuna.

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Thank Bob E
Arlington, Virginia
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I tried at least five sodas in Costa Rica during my week there. This one was the tastiest. Service is very fast even when it's very crowded. Seems like you can also use credit cards here. I'd go again!

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Thank Espressopillows
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went here because of the reviews and because our tour operator recommended it, and they don't lie. Great food on the cheap!

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Thank Will K
Madrid, Spain
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

this was our best meal of the trip. they offer several casados (typical costa rica dish) and everything was great! highly recommended as a lunch stop between different activities in the area.

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