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Soda "La Salvadita"

Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
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In front of Santa Elena College, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 8886 9409
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast. Our driver from Hidden Canopy boutique Hotel stopped here for breakfast. And as this was our first meal in Costa Rica - we had what he had. And our breakfast was traditional, delicious and very reasonable

Thank Ed_S_2004
Amite, Louisiana
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a small soda or cafe. It seems to be run by a lady and her teen-aged daughter. The food was good, once we got it, but the service was very slow -- even though we were the only customers. They feature typical Costa Rican dishes.

Thank Mizzou_Engineer
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for a brunch and we loved it! We ordered the ribs, a typical casado en shrimps with garlic Nice portion, nice price ( no tax included) they served the food quickly even though we were not the only ones at the moment.. Also the drinks are 100% with natural fruits... Def going back! :)

Thank RociCor
Level Contributor
50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This place is not fancy but has great food! The portions are large and full of flavour. The staff are super friendly and the prices here are very reasonable. If you are looking for cheap but delicious food, this place is perfect!

Thank Tamsin D
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This soda was a little nicer than others we went to. The inside felt more upscale thank others, but still casual. The food was quite good, I got a chicken soup and husband ordered a burrito. We chose to eat there because It was close to the hotel

Thank Melissa B
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food is the cheapest we found and tastes great! Very friendly staff! You should definitely check it out if you want typical food!

Thank klif01
Costa Rica
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

One of the first things i coulnt fint at santa elena was a place to have a nice and cheap tico plate to eat what i like, (casado) i found la salvadita and it was that place ias looking for, nice service and they were very fast at te chitken so GREAT Pura Vida por la salvada !!!

Thank WilliamCR
Longueuil, Canada
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Went for dinner. Great typical food. Big portions at a very good price. My two teenagers were full and very satisfied when we left.

Thank Melanie L
South America
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454 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We ate much better typical food in other places. It was fine but the poration was a bit off. I got the costilla's and got a really small portion of meat.

Thank Aidan80
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Our family went there and ordered a variety of typical tico food. We all got awesome tasty food and we devoured them all. Shrimp dish in particular was really awesome! This place is a few minutes of walking distance away from the Santa Elena center but I would highly recommend it.

Thank gogoitnow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 8
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In front of Santa Elena College, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 8886 9409
hello, dear customer
this local is work by the owner family
It is a comfortable, clean, quiet place, I located centrally in the main street just 2 minutes from the town center
we have capacity to handle groups up to 20-30 pax
  also available with Wi-fi for the consumer!
but we have a small assortment dishes, breakfasts, luncheons,aperitif , mixed rice, spaghetti, house specialties, fast food, hot drinks, beers, and natural drinks * made ​​with pure fruit menu !!!
our dishes are from 2000 thousand to 4000 thousand colones 4-8 dolars
come visit and have an enjoyable time with us and feel at home!
we wait you

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?