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Soda La Hormiga

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank MrPinrel
Naperville, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You get probably what you expect with this price. It is not bad but you can definitely get something better as well. If you just want to get some fuel for you fast and cheap, this is the place.

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Thank Ville K
Hood River, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good breakfast here. It was quick tasty and cheap. In line with the other reccommendations here.

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Thank Justin E
Portland, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommend this soda. We really enjoyed breakfast and lunch dishes here. We even got some food to go before driving back to Liberia.

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1 Thank Angela C
Oakland, California
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157 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The arroz con pollo here was delicious! The main dishes are only about $4, with fresh fruit drinks less than $1. It's clean, delicious and has friendly staff. Pay at the booth when done. Terrific!

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1 Thank jakklein
NYC
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Followed our hotel staff (a/k/a/ a local) recommendation to grab some made-to-order sandwiches to go, right next to MegaSuper Supermarket near main intersection in town. Prices and quality were just what we needed (picked up ham & cheese, chicken, and beef sub sandwiches to go). Folks were friendly; this was definitely a popular local joint.

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Thank nycsundog
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We couldn't find any sodas open in La Fortuna before 8 AM or so until stumbling upon Hormiga. The food and coffee were really tasty, service quick and prices are very cheap! Definitely a tasty and authentic soda to grab some Costa Rican cuisine at!

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Thank Dan G
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

No need to go anywhere else in La Fortuna/ Arenal area - this is the best place. We are big foodies and have tried lots of restaurants in Costa Rica, but nothing beats this ( we are STILL talking about the food we had here). The people were very honest and did not try to trick us (as tourists) with... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Quick, excellent food, $4 lunch. We ate with our guide from Pura Vita tours. He took us to the best spots! It was busy at lunch and we had excellent food with the fresh fruit drink. The staff was friendly and helpful as we ordered.

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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
US$2 - US$8
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?