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“Parada rocks!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Soda y Pizzeria La Parada

Soda y Pizzeria La Parada
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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Escazú, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Parada rocks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Nice decent meals (pizza, sandwiches, hamburgers, local cuisine) on affordable prices and the place is opned 24/7

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Eugene, Or
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145 reviews 145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Good food and location, informal setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

As others have remarked this is a typical Soda style cafe offering local dishes. Costa Rican food is, well, Costa Rican food. You don't come here for the food. It's not as interesting or varied as Italian, Thai or almost any other cuisine. It centers around rice and beans as it is a very poor country. That said - you can find edible and tasty food in Costa Rica and this soda provided us a good meal. Many eateries do not provide good value - food is horribly overpriced for the portion sizes, quality of preparation and presentation and service. So prepare for that if you visit - this is especially true in the touristy areas and hotel restaurants.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Richboro, PA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good Italian meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Authentic Italian menu in a pleasant casual atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating although many tour groups stop here which coud be bothersome.

Visited December 2012
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Bristol
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Cheap & Cheerful”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Central location and 24/7 cafe offering cheap and basic food. The burrito was over cooked and oily with liquid meat filling and a salad consisting of cabbage only.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Prague
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158 reviews 158 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Good value for your money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Prime location with 24/7 operation. Simply, fresh food and good value for money if you choose from buffet. Either 2200 CRC for meal – rice , meat, beans salad and juice or 2600 CR including polo – chicken. They have also menu from which you can choose. Every time busy, mix of tourists and locals which is indication that the food should be tasty and good choice. Service prompt and courteous and on overall two visits on which I was satisfied.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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