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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , Mexican
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7365
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (82 reviews)
“coconut chicken” (17 reviews)
“wraps” (30 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All food was amazing. Pancakes were promised with maple syrup. Pretty sure it was corn syrup. 😔 My food came out last. Disappointed. Hope it doesn’t happen next time. 🙃 Will still rate 5 stars due to great food and service. 🍑

Thank AvgJoe2135
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this place. It's in a great location right in downtown La Fortuna. The food and drinks are good and the staff is friendly. We especially love Max/Gustavo - he's the man! We also love that there are two dogs and two cats that frequent...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and drinks are wayyyyyy over priced, but if you want to pay US prices go here. Nice live music. Go to pollo fortuna for good food & dollar beers.

Thank lizziesf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jonathan (Pato) took great care of us! We stopped in between wildlife parks for lunch, grabbed some chips and guac and split the arroz con pollo, both were tasteful and moderately priced. I had a local beer, a barley wine, my better half had some...More

Thank luke h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was okay - decent westernized food but nice spot to people watch and listen to some live music. The service was fast, but the lineup to pay was long. I would recommend if you are looking for a place to grab some decent food...More

Thank Boozeandcats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken Nachos for our family of 6 were so good! It was our first time having the thicker, crunchier tortilla chips and they tasted so good with all the toppings. Everyone loved their main dishes of personal pizzas, burger, and traditional chicken and rice meal....More

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the recommendation of our tour guide, we toddled from the main square up to the Lava Lounge, an open-to-the-air restaurant/bar with interesting folk art décor, murals, and lively patrons. This is a fun place to enjoy a burger and beer. And, the burgers are...More

Thank redeco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole town of Fortuna is casual, but Lava Lounge feels the most inviting. The service is excellent (Gustavo is the man!), the food is constitently great; my wife and I ate here three times during our stay in Arenal. We are both vegetarian and...More

Thank JoeLopergalo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Summary: Good food, great music, good service. Ended up there a couple of nights to have some good food while listening to some great live music. Good atmosphere. A great place to enjoy a beer and chomp on a burger or pizza. Good selection of...More

Thank brodarte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner here... burgers and fries great. Yummy adult beverages. Wait staff awesome. Live music and lively, fun place!

Thank Lynne S
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8 March 2018|
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Response from andrew d | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are ! great atmosphere
2 March 2017|
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Response from Ron K | Reviewed this property |
Very cheap and great food, at least 1/3 the price than at the local resorts.
2 March 2017|
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Response from Carlos R | Reviewed this property |
it's no expensive ... around $ 15.00 $10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, 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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