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Soda La Hormiga

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Costado Oeste de la Terminal de Buses | A la Par de Mega Super y la Estacion de Buses, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9247
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice” (34 reviews)
“casado” (83 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Costado Oeste de la Terminal de Buses | A la Par de Mega Super y la Estacion de Buses, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The attention was impressive and the breakfast was perfect. It is a very pleasant place and with good comfort.

Thank thelmasherman
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Looking for an authentic, cheap place to eat? Look no further! I had gallo con pollo and gallo con queso. Both were very good. Boyfriend had something like casado con pollo but it was very good as well. Beside the mini market and bus stop...More

Thank seeled
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of four with teen and pre-teen. Typical local breakfast - portions were good (not oversized) service was quick. Parking is around the corner to the left, behind the restaurant. Easy to locate (just on the town-side of the bridge on the Nacional route). Excellent...More

Thank orlando813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Soda is right next to the supermarket and bus station in town so very easy to find. We were recommended it by locals and it’s noted in The Lonely Planet. It’s great food and very fast service. Only reason why not 5 star for...More

Thank HShols
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the typical food Costa Rica is delicious and the place has a good location, it is small and full but the service is fast and the food has good quality, the breakfast is the best

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Loved this typical Costa Rican Soda. The food was good, so good in fact, that we returned 3 times during our short visit to La Fortuna! You should definitely try Soda La Hormiga (ant in English) if you're in La Fortuna.

Thank cchellis
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This place is affordable and really good! I liked how small it was and how I felt like a local! The location was perfect for us because our hostel was not far and we got to see a sloth with its baby a few feet...More

Thank anarelicalderon
Reviewed July 8, 2018

A cozy place, with good food and excellent customer service, a perfect location. The meat in sauce is exquisite

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed June 24, 2018

The food was good considering that it is cheap. It is typical Costa Rican food located on a busy street where we watched buses and cars pass thru and tourist/locals walking by the sidewalk. Our server was courteous although her English is limited and we...More

Thank wildorchid99
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

For the price it's very standard but for only slightly more like a dollar or two you can get really nice meal somewhere like soda visquez where we ate yesterday. Service OK place pretty dark. Coffee was the worst I've ever had tasted of nothing...More

Thank gmac91
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June 18, 2018|
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Response from icklemissspoon | Reviewed this property |
Yes we had some lovely white fish there. Highly recommended.
Bobbi K
August 7, 2017|
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Response from likewyse | Reviewed this property |
Beans, rice, salad, bread, french fries, milkshakes, fruit drinks. You should be okay.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $8
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costado Oeste de la Terminal de Buses | A la Par de Mega Super y la Estacion de Buses, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 9247
The most popular Soda in La Fortuna de San Carlos, our delicious Gallo Pinto will provide you energy to start your day, plus a good cup of coffee. Also our wide variety of Casados will be the perfect complement to go back to work or continue your adventure, also we have more optionslike: tacos, sausage, beef, chicken, fish and cheese GALLOS, besides hamburgers and sandwiches. Natural drinks are available, coffee, milk shakes, tea and hot chocolate.; located in downtown La Fortuna where you can find many different tourist attractions and the main one that raises at 1648 meters, the Arenal Volcano. We have the best combination in our dishes: Flavor and Price, we are proud to be rated as the best Soda in La Fortuna. Our menu have a great variety of options where typical food is our best option; we invite you to come and enjoy our service in order to confirm why we are the best Soda in town.
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