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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7365
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (84 reviews)
“coconut chicken” (18 reviews)
“wraps” (31 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 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 yesterday via mobile

Loved this spot. The food was great, and live music enjoyable. My husband and I ended up going a few times during our visit.

Thank Aichi F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We're big beer nerds so that was our main draw to Lava Lounge. Plus, like Gecko's to the Waterfall (another restaurant owned by Lava Lounge and definitely worth checking out) they help rescue dogs in Costa Rica. The beer selection was great and the food...More

Thank Bridget W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yes, the place is touristy but it was a lively atmosphere and had good food. We also had excellent service with Max. He was very attentive. Good place to hit if your in La Fortuna.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here on a Saturday night and enjoyed the food. Started getting kind of crowded, but it wasn't a problem. They had live music that was very good. The burgers and their traditional Costa Rican dish were both very good. Cool, fun vibe.

Thank GreggCTX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for lunch. My appetite was off, so I got a caprese salad. It was really good and hit the spot. Soft mozzarella cheese, lots of basil and good quality basalmic vinegar drizzle. My hubby got a warm, fish wrap which was...More

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good dinner here in this casual place. We had drinks a a ordered a variety of meals - from steak to fish to chicken. You eat at picnic tables, which were fine, although I prefer a back on my chair. There were...More

Thank njmomofthree3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered quickly that this is the night hotspot for young American tourists. Draws a healthy crowd with decent live music, local craft beers and a few jewelry vendors. Really the only place we found in downtown La Fortuna with live music.

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Owned by an American. Open to the outside as all Costa Rican restaurants are. Seating is mainly picnic tables, but there is a smaller area of high top tables. It’s easy to find right on the main drag of La Fortuna. The pork chops (...More

Thank Highstack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best thing about Lava Lounge is the location, right in the middle of La Fortuna. As far as a bar, it's a great spot that's usually packed. Prices were higher than expected and the service was acceptable.

Thank Jason p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go for dinner or just hang out and have a beer. Really cool that they support local dog rescue by donating proceeds from sales. If you are weird about seeing animals in a restaurant then this might not be the place for...More

Thank Reactor1966
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March 8, 2018|
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Response from andrew d | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are ! great atmosphere
March 1, 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.
March 1, 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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