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“Best food in town and cheap” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Soda Hormiga

Soda Hormiga
| Next to Supermarket and Bus Terminal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Portland, Maine
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best food in town and cheap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A lot of food in town in Americana, which is sad because Tico food is AMAZING. This place offers local people and local food. Very reasonable pricing. No english spoken, but we were able to order with broken spanish. It's not fancy at all, but it's fun!!

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Verona, Italy
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“they saved our breakfasts...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Next to the bus station to the Parque Nacional Arenal, this little soda is a splendid surprise, offering the usual huge plates of "eggs+rice+whatever you can eat" at the usual low Costarica prices. If you are lucky, you will find the Totti looking guy who will make an uforgettable batido. Note: the day of our leaving, we had forgotten our money at the hotel and they were ready to make us credit... We came back to pay and left a well earned tip. Good guys. A real pity that this typical, cheap and real Costarica place is not included on guides (less than 5 dollars each!).

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Deltona, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great quick lunch!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stopped here on a recommendation from a local. The food was good, quick and priced just right. They have a mixed menu with lots of local food as well as hamburgers and sandwiches. We did not tried the hamburgers or sandwiches, but the local food was great.

Visited March 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Yummy and cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This place is easy to miss. It's all outdoor, the staff didn't speak English, but it was very good food at very cheap prices. Lots of locals were there and the food came quickly. A good option for those staying at hotels with expensive restaurants!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Decatur, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Delicious and cheap.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had been to the hanging bridges with a guide and we offered to take him to lunch. He suggested this soda, and said he eats there all the time. He said "It's the same food I would cook at home, only much better!"There were loads of locals when we went. The food was tasty and cheap and served quickly. My kids both got chocolate milkshakes and loved them. Wish we'd had a chance to eat there more than once.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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