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Soda Hormiga

| Next to Supermarket and Bus Terminal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Love this place. I frequent it for a delicious Tico style breakfast.... seriously great food and at great prices with quick service. I can be a picky eater and living in Costa Rica can get sick of the casados...but not here. Always finish my plate clean. The family is also super nice and laid back, it is a local hotspot,... More

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Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great food, great value ($4 for a BIG casado plate), fast service, packed with locals. One of the best sodas in the country.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Ordered a fish casado and one of the juice mixes, both of which tasted great! Not much of a view since it was between a busy road and a dirt parking lot. You can tell it's where the locals went for food, since everyone knew each other there.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a great option for those in La Fortuna, as it has good service, well prepared food at a very reasonable price, a rare commodity in LF. We drove in just for lunch....and to see the countryside as well. If you are in La Fortuna, Soda Hormiga is a great choice!

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Toronto
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Saw this restaurant packed with locals so we knew it will be good. We were not disappointed. Delicious local food for a great price! Highly recommend this place :)

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

While traveling around Costa Rica we really wanted a genuine Soda. our drivers kept insisting they were taking us to one, but never did...not until our last day in La Fortuna. Hormiga means Ant in spanish, a nickname for the owner. There are about 10 main dishes, they are all cheap and amazing. The staff is friendly and you finally... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Friendly staff, good, inexpensive food (the basics) and a convenient location. We ate here a couple times while in La Fortuna.

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Quick and tasty food at this establishment! The locals seem to like it as much as the tourists. The menu was easy to follow and had a good variety of foods.

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denver
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We ate our first breakfast here, nothing spectacular but good and priced well which is not easy to find in La Fortuna. We had just a simple rice, beans, and egg dish and some fresh squeezed juice. Atmosphere is very "local" which was exactly what we were looking for in our first breakfast in La Fortuna!

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Other reviews are bang on. Soda Hormiga serves up typical dishes, fast and cheap. Not the best but a simple alternative to other lunch places. Despite the sign, they close at 3 pm.

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