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Soda La Amistad

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Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, 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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Schmallenberg, Germany
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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128 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 purpleviolinist
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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Thank dfiedler
toronto
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had two dinners at Soda Amistad. The casados (mixed plates) were inexpensive (around $5 U.S), large and delicious. The owners and staff are as friendly as the name 'Amistad' would imply. Service was quick and courteous. Next door to the Camino Verde B&B about five minutes walk from the Centre of Santa Elena.

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Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Friendly, family-owned local place. Modest setting, delicious food and lots of it. Well worth a meal here.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious food in a small family run business. Very friendly. Relaxed atmosphere. Place not to be missed.

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Thank Milo39
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The food was okay and the service was good (both English and Spanish are spoken) This is a bit of a touristy spot as it is recommended in lonely planet and close to lots of hostels. We had a casado and a batido. They offered us the dessert. No sparkle, no fuss, ....but simple food in a friendly atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 6
Cuisine
Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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