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“Good food and location, informal setting”

Restaurante & Pizzeria La Parada
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: Pizza, Steakhouse, Costa Rican, Fast Food
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 8, 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.

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Thank fiddle_man
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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.

Thank mrsail
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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.

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Thank Kevin W
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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.

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Thank duhoz
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Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We ate at many sodas and this one was okay, but did not leave a lasting impression. It is open late which was appealing when we get into town late. Definitely caters to tourists, with a varied menu and waiters. We had beef and chicken casado the first time. It was good but the chicken was very overcooked and had no flavor. Not a bad meal though.

The second time we just stopped in for the steam table, got some chicken, beef, rice, beets. This was a much better experience. Prices were great, food was flavorful, and we didn't have to sit and listen to anyone complaining about the place not making pizza or French fries the same as in the US haha.

Overall, ok prices and decent food in a good location.

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Thank Jkmbac
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