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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%
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“fajitas” (82 reviews)
“coconut chicken” (17 reviews)
“wraps” (31 reviews)
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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 February 28, 2012

The lava lounge was recommended by many people as a place to check out. We found that it was loud and touristy with average-to-lousy food, not typical fare as we'd been told.

Thank jorobinson22
Reviewed February 27, 2012

It was filthy and the food was not ediable, disgestible, or remotely healthy. We were disappointed and surprised about all the positive reviews on TA. Everything is fried in lard. This makes a veggie/vegan meal impossable and even if your not looking for a veggie/vegan...More

Thank pueho126
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Spent 15 days in CR. Four cities, lots of meals out and we ordered fajitas at least three times. This place was the best. The fajitas were very flavorful. Other places were bland. Would eat here again.

Thank CubanoHermano
Reviewed February 25, 2012

We ate here twice during our stay in Arenal. Huge party of 5 adults and 6 children and everyone was happy both times. The owner is a nice guy from California who opened a restaurant that served food he wanted to eat- and it's good!...More

Thank RobandShanandfamily
Reviewed February 25, 2012

.. casual atmosphere, nice place. Arenal is amazing to chill, and in case of rain, the thermal hot baths are a good choice! Then come to this place, if you want, to end the day in a pleasurable way.

Thank Johua M
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Not local food... Just a fun place to hang out with other international travelers... Food pretty darn good!

Thank TravelingOYEster
Reviewed February 24, 2012

Must See if in area great food and drinks. Get the best Capirinha in CR

Thank puravidatraveler10
Reviewed February 24, 2012

We came to this restaurant for dinner on valentines day. It was very noisey with drunken teenagers. The place had a nice decor. We ended up just having nachos which were priced at around $9. The nachos were very good and a large portion. We...More

Thank Switchx
Reviewed February 23, 2012

My first time traveling here in 2008 I passed for lunch and now living here in Fortuna Lava has become my favorite cocktail and good eats in town! I love the Sushi, Chicken Wings, Quesadillas...Always fresh and great to get that international mix so there...More

Thank farmersaresexy
Reviewed February 23, 2012

The food isn't super special here but it is a lot of fun to go here and meet people. Great tourist hangout to go and have a good time!

Thank MichiganAnnArbor
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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.
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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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