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La Choza de Laurel

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400 meters west of the church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2668 1018
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Summit, New Jersey
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our hotel steered us here. The food was quite ordinary and this felt like a tourist trap rather than a local experience of the typical food.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I noticed this restaurant whilst out for a walk exploring the area so decided to pop back for lunch. All of the waiting staff were very attentive and friendly. Our drinks order was taken within minutes and brought over promptly. My partner had rotisserie chicken and I had steak skewer. Both were delicious! Very generous portions. To... More 

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Leadville, Colorado
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We came here early evening on a rainy night. Good food, service, and cold beers. We chose the "special" a great sampler meal, but ask the price first (a little pricey).

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Thank n0zeb
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I really like this country.. Great people, great nature, best coffee ever, pura vida happiness BUT so far, "food - money- atmosphere" triangle really disappointed me until we ate in " la choza de laurel" ... very frienly, casual atmosphere, Big portion great salads , nicely done chicken & vegetables soup ... nice costa rican music ... yes it looks... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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150 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We were told this was a good place for local food. We were not disappointed. The service was good, the meat well cooked and the vegetables fresh and beautifully cooked. It was more expensive that one would like at about 10k each.

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Thank Tasilee
Ballan, Australia
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A group of us visited this restaursnt and enjoyed wonderful company and wonderful food served by friendly and efficient staff. Good food with a choice of local typical and exotic foods.

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Thank Arthur C
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This restaurant is quite large. There's a stage, gazebo area, open bbq, a souvenir store, and a tremendous number of well spaced tables. The waitresses are dressed in what appears to be typical Costa Rican countryside costumes...all this lends itself to quite a festive (albeit touristy ambience). The service is quite good as is the food. I had a huge... More 

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omaha
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Place is popular with the locals and justifiable so. The food while limited to typical Tica food was all top notch, the big open are rancho has festive air to it. The staff was nice and the owner was actually there and she took a minute to chat with us

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Thank harryhusker
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This Mexican restaurant is great. I went there for Lunch and I really enjoyed the food. This restaurant is good for single couples and families with kids. The staff are very helpful. If you are on a budget holiday this place is great for that. The restaurant is open for breakfast lunch and dinner as well what I know of.... More 

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Quepos
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

it is been a few times I eat in here, great food. If you want to try the locals cusine this is definely your best option. resonable prices and great coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 meters west of the church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2668 1018
Description
We offer typical Costa Rican Food with an extraordinary customer service. But our menu offer other options like pasta, fast food, salads, exotic desserts and many more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?