Costa Rica’s Sodas, Family Run Restaurants, Great Food for Less Money

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A typical Costa Rican family run soda

A typical Costa Rican family run soda

Costa Rica’s Sodas, Family Run Restaurants, Great Food for Less Money

In the Costa Rica we find small family run restaurants called  Costa Rican sodas. The restaurants have their own individual names, but the general term is soda. Here you can save a lot of money because the food is cheaper and very good.   If you order the “casada ” or plate of the day, you get a lot of  food for around $6.  The plate comes with rice and beans, fried plantains, salad of chopped cabbage and tomato,  tortillas, and a meat which is usually chicken or beef.  And believe me when you finish you have had plenty to eat!   Also the sodas serve sandwiches and some of them even have a buffett style meal for very reasonable price.

I alway tell my tourist about the sodas.  They get to know what Costa Rican food tastes like,  plus they save money and time.  The service is fast.

I have been asked.  Is there a lot of hot pepper in Costa Rican food-like in Mexico?  No there isn’t, but garlic is used generously.  This really flavors the food and garlic is supposed to be very good for your health.

Ask for one of the delicious natural drinks, made of fresh papaya or pineapple or other fresh seasonal fruit.  This is cheaper than soft drinks such as cokes and is also very good for your health.

Here at Costaricalearn we strive to make your visit to Costa Rica a better one.  We offer advice on how to save money on your vacation.  Please leave us a comment to share with our readers.  Simply click on comment  the end of this article.   Or click on contact us at the top of this page.

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