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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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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (81 reviews)
“wraps” (30 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (18 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 10 July 2011

This was our favorite place in La Fortuna. They had traditional Costa Rican dishes and cheap drinks. Very reasonable price. The restaurant has a very casual outdoor setting. We would have gone back if we had more nights in La Fortuna.

Thank BoogAdvisor
Reviewed 6 July 2011

We came here for drinks one night and dinner another. While having drinks, which are decently priced, we met the owner Scott who was so friendly. He sat and chatted with us for over an hour. Dinner the other night was amazing, food was great...More

Thank Vern415
Reviewed 2 July 2011

Just got back from Costa Rica and the Lava Lounge was one of the highlights of our trip. Local food was great, wait staff accommodating and the owner Scott, fun and friendly as well. Little crazy seeing the dogs around, but after a while, they...More

Thank FredR101
Reviewed 25 June 2011

Stopped by here on the way to the Springs Resort not expecting much. Got fruit smoothies which were excellent and a rice and cheese burrito which was outrageously good. Came back twice more to escape lofty prices at the Springs (which is a great hotel...More

Thank tednugent_10
Reviewed 24 June 2011

We had dinner here our first night in Arenal. The food is tasty and the service is very prompt. Cute tiki vibe in here and everyone is friendly. We went back the next night for drinks and they are strong and well mixed. The bar...More

Thank LittleTraveler22
Reviewed 22 June 2011

We went to the Lava Lounge for dinner one evening at the recommendation of some of the people staying in our hotel. At first glance the place looks really ineteresting and had exactly the atmosphere we were looking for. Kind of fun and upbeat. It...More

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LavaLoungeCR, Owner at Lava Lounge Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2011

Thank you for your recent visit to Lava Lounge. As you noticed, at Lava Lounge, we LOVE dogs but don’t worry, even though they lounge around the dining area, you can be sure that dogs or other “stray things” are not hanging out in our...More

Reviewed 13 June 2011

We ate at Lava Lounge our last night in Arenal and enjoyed the food, the sangria and the yummy plantain dessert. They had some pet dogs in the restaurant which we though were cute and fun (because we're dog people). They didn't beg but did...More

Thank allready
Reviewed 12 June 2011

we went there on Sunday night for the live music; the place its very nice, the music was very funny and the food was excellent....

Thank tikolover
Reviewed 21 May 2011

food was excellent, drinks were cheap, and service was great. atmosphere is only a 4 because you have to like dogs to eat here. the local stray dogs are very friendly but also very abundant.

Thank Porkroo
Reviewed 13 May 2011

This local food is AWESOME. We ate here twice!!! IT s so good. The prices are equal to american restuarant prices. But apparently so are all tourist areas in Costa Rica. But this place is well worth the cost, You must stop here at least...More

Thank Gfirst
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1 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.
1 March 2017|
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Response from Carlos R | Reviewed this property |
it's no expensive ... around $ 15.00 $10
7 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
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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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