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“Good cheap local food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Soda La Hormiga

Soda La Hormiga
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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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Pizza, Fast Food, South American, Costa Rican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Dublin, California
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good cheap local food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

"Soda" in Costa Rica is sorta like the American "diner". Small, local, homemade like meals. This one was a little bit more commercialized but none the less it served up good, cheap filling Costa Rican casados for less than $5. Clean. Easy to find- next to Mega Super market. Menus in English but wait staff primarily Spanish speaking.

Recommended for a cheap meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Es lo mas , la camarera me inspira a tomar chuleta y era RICA!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

ambiance, waitress was fierce, carved wood chairs were super cute along with all the Hormigas (Ants). Cute kitty and doggy entertained me. ;)

Visited August 2013
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East Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Soda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This place had some quick dishes with some good flavor. A good drink menu too with some interesting drink choices. Definitely worth a lunch if you're in the area.

Visited August 2013
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Food of the people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We dropped in to try the typical lunch, and that's what we found here at Soda Hormiga. I had the grilled chicken sandwich while my husband tried two lunch specials--the sausage taco and the beef taco. All three dishes were excellent! The prices are very affordable. We ate with locals, hostel residents, and a beautiful gray tabby cat. Pura vida!

Visited August 2013
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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best local food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We all loved this place, including the kids! The food was great! Interesting venue! Lots of locals and animals visiting too! Worth a visit!

Visited July 2013
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