Hello there! I hope you all are doing well! I’m starting to write more blogs and I’m excited about the idea of sharing about one of my favorite places to enjoy typical Costa Rican food in a rustic but very welcoming restaurant.
One of my favorite things to do is eat…. I know there are probably thousands of people in the world who love to eat! Typical Costa Rican food is one of my favorites and especially when it tastes fresh and is made with love from mom.
I loved the crafts and traditional ornaments of Costa Rica, such as old coffee cups and candy molds. You could tell they had been used in the past which adds extra value and makes us feel that a bit of history is kept alive there.
A very, very important point is that the place keeps with the traditions of our country, local tourists and foreigners that visit the place. One can learn about the traditions and visiting restaurants is such a help to local families to keep our roots alive and to pass on something to the next generation.
So…. who is Mrs. Flory?
Floribeth Araya Perez or just Doña Flory, is a neighbor of La Paz of San Ramon, she has had this small restaurant-diner for 10 years, after years of effort and struggle it has become a family business and a well visited place for the residents of San Ramon and foreigners who are visiting the area. The warmth and helpful people working in the Soda will make anyone feel as if they were part of the family.
On the menu you can find: Casados(which are traditional Costa Rican dishes that include rice, beans and a meat of some kind), minced meat soup, chicken soup and more.
How to get there?
By Bus: Buses are taken from the local stop that is in front of the Mercado de San Ramón. From there you can ask a person in one of the local stores to show you specifically where the bus to La Paz is located. Once on the bus you can tell the driver you are going to Bajo La Paz and you want to get off at the Soda Flory, the driver knows where the Soda is. The trip usually takes about 40 minutes, because the bus stops often (well… too often). The landscape is full of mountains and passes through several rural areas where coffee and sugar cane crops can been seen
By Rental Car or personal vehicle
Tuesday to Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm
You can book a more private space for tourists groups or large families. It is a good tip to call ahead and let them know that you are planning to bring a group so they are prepared.
What else can I find?
Birds: The place has a feeding place for birds where you can see many different types of birds such as the oropendula.
Trapiche: Just off to the Soda you can see one of the few remaining artisan mills in the area. You can read more about this here mill.
-You can only pay with cash
-You can buy yeast bread, “Sobado”, tapas de dulce.
-I recommend you ask for the “Peinado pa atrás” drink and try it!!!!!
-Most of the food is prepared in the wood stove.
Phone: 2447 3580
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (in the message you can write in English)
It is definitely a wonderful place with great beautiful scenery and traditional food that will make you feel welcome and at home!
PS: Tell us if you tried the “Peinado pa atrás” drink and let us know how it tastes 🙂