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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

) #25 of 116 Restaurants in La Fortuna de San Carlos ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , , Mexican
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7365
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (76 reviews)
“wraps” (30 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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541 - 550 of 1,511 reviews

Reviewed 9 January 2016

We were walking around town and decided to pop in and have lunch. Before we ordered we asked if they took credit cards, the server hesitated and then replied cash only. You are in a city full of tourists, we had colones to pay but...More

Thank Heather S
LavaLounge, Public Relations Manager at Lava Lounge Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Hi Heather, Thanks for taking the time to submit a review, however we're sorry you believe we warrant a 1/5 simply because we don't accept credit card. It's a shame you decided not to dine with us, however we hope you found somewhere that met...More

Reviewed 9 January 2016

We were trying to get a feel for local cuisine and so were perusing a menu when we were ushered in by a non-Costa Rican. After then reviewing what they had to offer along with the price list we left. Expensive and not authentic. Definitely...More

Thank Nicki H
LavaLounge, Public Relations Manager at Lava Lounge Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Hi Nicki, Thanks for your feedback. All staff at Lava Lounge are Costa Rican/Tico, however the owner is originally from the USA (he's lived in Costa Rica over 20 years) so we're sorry if you were offended by this. Lava Lounge has a number of...More

Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

I had a Cocos buttered chicken with mango sauce on the side - really tasty and nice combo! Toped that up with a mango smoothie which made me go to mango heaven!

1  Thank Sofiasphoto
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The Lava Lounge was recommended to us by a tour guide. When we stopped by there were many empty tables but they said they were full. Then someone left and they were able to accommodate us. It turns out the were holding the tables for...More

1  Thank mickeykitty
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Open air spot in La Fortuna, tex-mex type fair with a mix of local / tico items, too. Fair prices, fair service. Might want to put a little variety into the Volcano video. Solid choice for eats at a decent value for La Fortuna.

1  Thank tom m
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Nothing was specifically wrong with our experience, it just wasn't a Costa Rican Soda like we expected. It was bustling with people, all Gringos like us from the local La Fortuna hostels and hotels. The only locals were servers and staff from the local hostel...More

Thank CaitMikeOscar
LavaLounge, Public Relations Manager at Lava Lounge Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016

Hi CaitMikeOscar, Thanks for the feedback, you included a lot of positive observations which is great and as I'm sure you established, Lava Lounge is a bar and grill rather than a soda :) Thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoy the rest of...More

Reviewed 5 January 2016

Monday night can be quiet in most towns...and La Fortuna is a pretty quiet spot. However, this place was quite lively and bussing. I had a nice local dark beer : Bavaria Dark, and my spouse had 2 Margerita. We ordered a plate of beef...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

I visited Lava Lounge numerous times and it's by far the best place to go for a drink or few and food, particularly at night. Each time I was there I met locals and had a great time, especially when there's live music by one...More

Thank Zoe M
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Every night that we passed by this place, it was packed. So we decided to try it out on Christmas eve. The staff members were not trained properly at all. They are working like robots and their customer service skills are non-existent. It was extremely...More

Thank erandi_palihakkara
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had dinner at the Lava Lounge and as it was still early, it was fairly empty. The staff seemed more interested in talking to each other than to customers and when they did come over, we were told to move table. The place was...More

Thank Peter R
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paulineweyers
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.
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paulineweyers
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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shelb077
8 April 2016|
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Response from lavalounge | Property representative |
Hola! Thanks so much for contacting us, we have live music every Wednesday & Saturday night from 7-10pm. We hope to see you here! Have a great day :) Bree Lava Lounge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 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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