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Frente al parque central, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9119
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Cuisines: Pizza, Steakhouse, Costa Rican, Fast Food, Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

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Meaford, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

After going on a tour of the Arenal National Park and hot springs we were ravenous. Having passed by La Parada several times before we noticed it was always busy. After eating there we understood why. We ordered a large pizza which was absolutely loaded with cheese, meat, and vegetables!! Order a large if you are really hungry but be... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Food here was just OK. Not impressed. Typical Tico food, nothing special. Price is on the slightly higher end considering the food they offer. Didn't try their pizza, but saw some Ticos in there for the pizza.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Ate here after a long days hike. The place was busy and we'd walked past a few times so decided to try it rather than spend a long time searching out options. Wish I'd hiked further. I struggle to understand some of the reviews acclaiming the food at this place. Albeit, I only had garlic bread and pizza, but the... More 

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sodalaparada, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Soda y Pizzeria La Parada, responded to this review

Hello, We sorry that our food was not to your liking and also appreciate your honesty; and thanks to comments like yours is that every day we try to be better. We hope you that if you visit us again, your experience will be much better. Kindly regards, Your friends of Restaurante La Parada. More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Whenever I travel I always like to taste the local food. THis place is great. Now, a tip. WHen you get in go to the LEFT, they have a small buffet used by the locals mostly. On the right is the FULL SERVICE Restaurant, and you will end up paying more for more fancy food. On the left you will... More 

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sodalaparada, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Soda y Pizzeria La Parada, responded to this review

Hello Alberto, We greatly appreciate your comments and for taking the time to do it this way. Thanks for visiting our beautiful area and further for visiting our restaurant. We hope to serve you again. best regards, Your friends of Restaurante La Parada. More 

La Salle, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Stopped in after a long day hiking and was rewarded with a good meal at a reasonable price ( considering that it is across from the parque central ). The servers were attentive and the beer was cold. Grilled chicken and garlic mashed potatoes made for a wonderful meal.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Good location! Plenty of parking; good prices as well.. visited with family and friends;we all order different dishes from pizza;burgers salads; casados; and soups..but my favorite was the seafood soup; plenty of seafood in it;very yasty broth; service was good too. I will return again!!

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Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Considering this is a soda I would say the food was pretty darn good. Our nachos were awesome as was the chicken. I had garlic chicken and my husband had mushroom sauce with chicken. Yes the atmosphere is a bit noisy and usually quite busy at all times, but this is a soda, not a 4 star restaurant. The staff... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Happy we stopped here for a quick breakfast. Typico fresh food. Gallo pinto, Orange juice, coffee, egg, sauce. Perfect. Quick service, clean place, nice people, glad we stopped. Will recommend, return and bring friends.

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Georgia, US
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We got to town late at night, our driver took us to a Soda (local cafeteria style quick food place). We ordered Pizza and Nachos. The pizza was very cheesy. Nachos were fairly good. THe place was packed with toursists like us.

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ontario
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115 reviews 115 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went in for a pizza but came out with a massive headache from the loud hustle and bustle. If you are looking for a quiet place to have a meal, skip this place. The pizza crust was a bit burnt, so I was disappointed. I was looking for a quick meal but It took almost a half hour just to... More 

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Address: Frente al parque central, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 9119
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Cuisine: Pizza, Steakhouse, Costa Rican, Fast Food, Pasta

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