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“Good location but only okay food and service.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Pizzeria La parada

Restaurante Pizzeria La parada
4417 la Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9119
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Cuisines: Steakhouse, Pizza, Fast Food, Pasta, Costa Rican
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night
Bakersfield, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good location but only okay food and service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Good location but only okay food and service. There are two options: sit down off the menu orders and a quick pre-made option. We didn't realize that until after we had placed our order. Prices were high, but the food was only okay. The staff wasn't very friendly or enthusiastic.

Visited June 2014
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Canton, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“good food, reasonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We ate here at lunch time and had the typical lunch. It was very very good and very reasonable. It was fun to sit and watch the world go by.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Solid offering”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Good breakfast while watching futbol on the television. What more could you ask for? The signs said that this place is open 24 hours, which is really useful for early risers or night owls and the location is right in the center of town.

Visited May 2014
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Minnesota
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“be careful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The pizza was very good. We got the Hawaiian, medium and it was 5650 colons or around $10 US. But the be careful part is they tried to charge me for the large. Maybe it was a mistake or maybe they though I wouldn't notice it was the wrong price.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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SF, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Great food at a very reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We ate here twice during our 4-day stay in Arenal. This place is packed with locals, so we knew the food was authentic. The first day, our kids shared a cheese pizza and my husband and I each had a casado - he ordered the pork chop and I had the fish. Both casados were delicious. The second visit, my husband and daughter had cheeseburgers and I shared the lengua in salsa casado with my other daughter. The lengua was so tender and very tasty. Definitely order it if you are a lengua fan. The food gets 5 stars.

This is a diner type restaurant, so sometimes it's a struggle to get the attention of a waiter. If you sit there waiting for someone to come to you, you could be waiting for 15 minutes or more. So you won't get the best service, but the food is delicious and the prices are very reasonable. All 4 of us at for less than $20. I think this was one of the best sodas we ate at during our trip. Highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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