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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
PRICE RANGE
US$2 - US$8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to La Hormiga on a recommendation of someone we met on a tour and were not disappointed. We all had tacos and they were delicious. Staff was helpful and friendly and service was fast so we were onto our next adventure quickly. Easy...and inexpensive with great quality!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 26 December 2020

We needed a quick place to stop while traveling around La Fortuna. We found this Soda (for Americans, think "fast-casual" for Soda) and we were in and out quickly and back to exploring. The food was good, the service was good. It was nice there...were pictures of what we were ordering. Great value and location!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020

Soda La Hormiga has wonderful, inexpensive Costa Rican food. The casados and gallos are very tasty. The staff is friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

Just got to La Fortuna, needed something to eat and a few groceries so decided to stop here as it was close. A group of 4, only 3 orders arrived and they still wanted to charge us for the 4th. Never saw the waitress again...to ask her about missing item. Food was only okay. Many other options to explore. Will not be back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020 via mobile

We tried 3 different consados and our order of preference was pork, chicken and lastly beef. All were good and very satisfying! Very affordable and made on the open grill right in front of you. Tip- There is a parking lot in back, don’t park...on the street in front - we were warned that we should move our car to avoid a ticket.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020

This is a neat little place...the food is good,,,service is great...the portions are decent...and it is not overpriced like so many others in this town.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 January 2020

We had a quick dinner here. I had a casado and my husband had the chicken cordon blue. They offered to cut the avocado I had just bought. Good fish. Simple, open air place with very friendly staff. Inexpensive

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 January 2020 via mobile

Great local restaurant, nothing fancy just good food and value. The place is always busy, near the bus stop and is family run. The fish Casado was great, very fresh fish. Large portions. The banana milkshake was very good and refreshing. My partners chocolate milkshake...was a bit of a miss.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

Arrival day in law Fortuna, we arrived hungry for lunch. A quick look at TripAdvisor, and we decided on soda la Horminga (‘Horminga’ means ‘ant’). Our lunch was delicious… Veggie Casado was piled high with broccoli, cauliflower, Potatoes, frijoles, rice, and salad, and a natural...juice all for $5.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 5 January 2020

We loved the local breakfast menu - Gallo Pinto with eggs. Lots of locals eating there. Very cute with the Hormiga theme. Great for families with kids. Fast service and good food.

Date of visit: December 2019
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18 August 2019|
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Response from waitaseckin | Reviewed this property |
yes it is.
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19 June 2018|
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Response from icklemissspoon | Reviewed this property |
Yes we had some lovely white fish there. Highly recommended.
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Bobbi K
8 August 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Soda La Hormiga

  • Yes, Soda La Hormiga offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Soda La Hormiga offers delivery services.

  • Soda La Hormiga is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 5
    • Atmosphere: 4