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“Street Food at its Finest”
Review of Soda La Hormiga

Soda La Hormiga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
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.
San Francisco, California
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361 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 573 helpful votes
“Street Food at its Finest”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Judging by the patrons in this place, Soda Hormiga(Ants) is a popular local hangout.
We went there for lunch and all others are either taxi drivers or tour guides. Tried the chuleta(port chops) and fruity drinks. Simple home cooking food one right with very reasonable cost.

  • Visited November 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
“Cheap but Good Food”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Not the best food you'll ever have. But cheap and good. When we were there seemed like a lot of locals were also eating there. If you're traveling on a budget or don't want to spend an arm and a leg, Hormiga is a good place to eat.

  • Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“OK local hangout”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stopped to have our first meal in Hormiga, and throughout the stay at La Fortuna, everyone local talks about grabbing food there. Its a small joint, simple with very typical tico food. Very resealable priced, a meal runs about 4 -5 dollars. I would say if you want a true raw costa rican food experience, this soda is a good try in the area. Literally, every tico we talked to in the town likes eating there!

  • Visited August 2013
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Dublin, California
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“Good cheap local food.”
Reviewed August 27, 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
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Brooklyn, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Es lo mas , la camarera me inspira a tomar chuleta y era RICA!”
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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Thank luzzien
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