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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

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Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7365
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Guelph, Ontario
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice little spot in La fortuna geared to the tourists. We had Nachos and cold beer. It was good. Just what you might expect from such a place.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a dinner here. The chicken and rice dinner was very tasty. The cerveza felt good as well. Good Bohemian feel for this place.

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Thank FamilyGuyPBI
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me, my husband and our dog Bella stayed in La Fortuna for a week. We came here for breakfast and dinner and reggae night! We love the food, atmosphere and especially the service. The owner, Chef Scott, is a great person. Besides running this restaurant, he runs the Costa Rican dog rescue. He also has another restaurant, Geckos Waterfall and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So we only popped in to try some local alcoholic beverages. The place shows a sign saying a percentage of the proceeds go to helping the dogs of Costa Rica. Can't go wrong in our book there. But the kitty finds us and melts the cat lovers in us. She decided it was fine to take a nap while we... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the party atmosphere that was still appropriate with my 8 year old present. We actually ate at the Lava Lounge two nights in a row and avoided the pricey mediocre hotel restaurant food. It was worth the $13 cab fare to come to Lava Lounge instead. Food was great - Guac & Chips appetizer was really yummy. Very... More 

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Thank Gypsy_Blood39
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Lava Lounge is the social center to La Fortuna for travelers. In addition to having a big variety of great food, the staff is friendly and happy to recommend fun things to do. The owner Scott is friendly and happy to chat. You will see many of the local guides hanging out there. Don't miss this fun and delicious... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great craft beer. Expect western prices. Split bills are possible but each person will be charged tax.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place looks like a fun place to hang out but it did not get very lively while we were there. This was one of the very few places in Costa Rica that we really struggled to get gluten-free, vegan food. The service was not at all friendly or helpful. Would not recommend this place.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on April 11th mainly for the craft beer selection and to grab a bite to eat. Good selection of craft beer and lots of food options. We had the chicken burrito and the Arroz con Pollo. Both dishes were good and satisfying in terms of portion. Great casual ambiance in the restaurant and good place for people watching... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you're looking for a great place to eat with delicious food and an amazing atmosphere in the La Fortuna/Arenal area this is it. If you are daring.... order a Chile Guana shot

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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
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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 2479 7365

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