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La Choza de Laurel

Meters West Of the Church 400, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2668 1018
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“banana split” (20 reviews)
“rice” (62 reviews)
“pineapple” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Fast food, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Meters West Of the Church 400, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Very nice restaurant on the main street. We heard that the roast chicken was popular so we tried and it and it was really good. We ordered a whole chicken and had enough for lunch the next day. Prices are reasonable.

Thank TMLB
Reviewed 14 March 2013

This place was recommended to us by our hotel when we ask for a local food recommendation. It is obviously a tourist restaurant. The food was tasty, but definitely overpriced, catering to tourists.

Thank we3onthego
Reviewed 8 March 2013

The "typical" almuercito dish was delicious with the fried plantain, hard boiled egg, black beans, white rice and vegetables. I ordered the beef but the beef was tough and I wondered if the chicken would have been better. My teens had a hamburger and a...More

1  Thank drironwoman
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Following a recommendation at our hotel for some authentic local food, we visited on March 7, 2013. The food and service were strictly average but most of our 5 plates were less than half eaten. I wish we had tried another place.

Thank Kiwied_Canucks
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We visited La Choza de Laurel upon the recommendation of an experienced tour guide. The building is lovely, open and comfortable, even so close to the street. Bonus that they ask for small donations for photos taken of their displays to benefit a senior center....More

Thank QCKD96
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Went here for lunch. Yes, it is a place for tourist but we had great time and great Costa Rican Food – ordered Typical CR plate (fish, rice, salad, plantain, and etc) and fruit drinks – wasn’t bad overall but a little pricy = paid...More

Thank ohtany
Reviewed 6 March 2013

Just average food that is overpriced. I wouldn't go here again and I wouldn't recommend it. Service was good and people were friendly.

Thank tobrien13
Reviewed 5 March 2013

We were looking for a place to eat Tipical Costa Rican Food and one of the locals suggested this restaurant. Once there we realized this probably is a place where tourist come to and not many locals.It was a little expensive but you do get...More

Thank Babydoc77
Reviewed 4 March 2013

All six of our group LOVED everything they ordered here. Great local food! Little pricey, but it was our best lunch experience for the entire week in Costa Rica.

Thank tjehat
Reviewed 1 March 2013

We were there around 5:30 pm, hardly anybody there, but more people came in afterwards. Noticed the clientele was a mix of tourists and locals. We ordered mostly fish, and chicken- which were good. Attentive service.

Thank lucyza
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters West Of the Church 400, 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 2668 1018
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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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