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“Huge meals” 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
2479-9547
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Cuisines: Pizza, Costa Rican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Huge meals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Our first true Costa Rican meal, and did not disappoint. Try one of the huge Casados. Good people watching opportunities too.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Escazú, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 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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Eugene, Or
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131 reviews 131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
50 helpful votes 50 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
35 helpful votes 35 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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