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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7365
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

we were looking for a place to have a drnk, have some bar food and listen to some music in the town of la fortuna. we saw that this place was very busy while others were not. they played bob Marley and other nice music. their drinks were strong and had great flavor. I recommend the orgasmo drink. I had... More 

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Sundre, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We'd driven by several times and this place was often busy so we made a point of going for lunch one day...MISTAKE! I ordered the Pescado wrap which was barely ok, my husband ordered the $24 coconut shrimp and they were TERRIBLE! Chewy and covered in gobs of soggy batter. Worst meal of the trip, and one of the most... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Great food, great prices and location. Only thing would be to have the waitress smile a bit more and appear happier. Other than that great place in town.

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Thank glaxton
Issaquah, Washington
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

A very cool bar atmosphere, but you pay for it. I judge prices on local beer- it's a good measurement. Local beer is nearly twice as much here as the other La Fortuna restaurants and bars. We took one look at the prices (they were is USD, which is a warning sign already) and headed to Lava Rocks, where its... More 

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Thank Rob M
San Diego, California
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We stopped by here for a beer and loved the vibe. Decent prices, central location and clean. I ended up ordering dessert which was delicious. They have free wifi as well. If you're looking for a good local spot, try this place out.

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Thank NEEK90
Plymouth, Minnesota
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

The servings are actually quite large so the price may be justified. I'd prefer a bit smaller portion for a bit less price. We split tasty chicken nachos and a good chicken wrap and could hardly finish either. Simple atmosphere and good service.

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Thank Jeaninelouise
Germany
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

The food was really good and more than enough but nevertheless it's kind of expensive, especially when you are trying to travel low cost, then you should better choose a different place. However, staff is nice, great view on the volcano Arenal and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

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Thank lilly_dw
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2015

That food, the drinks, the people... LOVE, LOVE , LOVE!! A wonderful place where the Lava of individual lives run together... meet other tourist, locals, the bar cat and dogs... the owner Scott Allen is amazing and has a wonderful dog rescue as well!! You might even find live music and you can guarantee delicious food, thirst quenching drinks, fabulous... More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

The smell of urine was so overwhelming that we had to move to a table closest to the street before chugging our beers and moving along!

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Thank Colleen D
White Rock, Canada
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264 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch, had a couple of beers and a grilled chicken wrap. Food was decent, pretty skimpy on the tortilla chips. All in all pretty average food, and on the more expensive end for a lunch spot. Additionally staff were not very prompt, didn't smile once the whole time we were there and seemed to be completely bored... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?