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150 meters south of the Catholic Church | Calle 1 & Av Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
24797133
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We loved this place, loved the food! The 2 women working were very nice. We had Casado plates (Chicken and Pork). Loved all the flavors of the things on the plate (the plantain was very tasty, best I've had here yet). While waiting to get our meal I kept watching the 2 women touch their hair (it was pulled back... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We had bad luck this night. The waiter was friendly and took our order fast. But then we had to wait about 30min and other guests (who came after us) had their dinner before us. Nobody told us why and sometimes we thought they ignored us. The food was good, but nothing special. In other restaurants you get the same... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Huge portions of delicious freshly made Costa Rican food. A real gem for dining in La Fortuna! My plate of casados with a pork chop was enough for 2 person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

We popped in here whilst waiting for the bus back to San Jose from La Fortuna. Lovely service, great food, free WiFi. Recommend the 'cas' (a type of fruit) juice, and the pineapple and coconut shake :-) Also services typical Costa Rican food plus soups, salads, pasta and burgers. *We were warned to keep a firm hold of our belongings... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was told about this place by the Sky Adventures guide. I'm glad he told me about it. They have a nice buffet for a very good price and food is delicious. Staff is super friendly and nice. Location is very central.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Best "soda" (local restaurant) in town. This is where the locals go to eat. The prices are absolutely the best, the portions are big and the service impeccable. We ate there 3 times during or stay in la Fortuna. Don't miss out.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The staff at our hotel recommended this particular soda and we were so glad they did. After spending 6 hours in the rain hiking to the top of Cerro Chato and back down, we needed something hot and good. This place did not disappoint! We shared a bowl of Sopa Negra and had 2 Casados, one with pork and one... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I traveled around the country and tried to hit up a soda at each town, and try their casado. We kept comparing all of the others to this one. The portions are huge, and the sides that come with the meat are delicious and unique in flavor. We also recommend the coconut milkshake.

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brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

They were happy to modify the typical casado offering with our personal requests. Not an upscale atmosphere, but very friendly and highly recommended. Can't beat the price! ($5 for a full plate)

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a great find for some good Costa Rican food. Good plantains, rice and beans. But the batidos (shakes) were great. Granted, everywhere in Costa Rica, they are tasty but here they were extra delicious. It was a good find for some authentic, affordable food. Service was good too.

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Address: 150 meters south of the Catholic Church | Calle 1 & Av Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 24797133
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Cuisine: Costa Rican

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