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Gecko's Waterfall Grill

300m south of La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1569
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (13 reviews)
“smoothie” (3 reviews)
“burrito” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Delicatessen, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
300m south of La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 6 June 2016

Atmosphere is for pet lovers. Dogs were all over the place including the kitchen. I have nothing against animal lovers or animals, but an animal rescue shelter should not take place in a cafe. The nachos were average.

Thank Edith M
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Avoiding the busy restaurant at the waterfall we went here instead and so glad we did. I had the most amazing Nachos with everything I could want on the plate. It set me up for the 7k walk back to Fortuna. Food highlight of CR...More

Thank 1234al1234
Reviewed 21 February 2016

My fiance was craving an ice coffee. We stopped here on the way up to waterfall. It was amazing coffee!!!!!!!!! We came back the next morning for more. Perfect, almost like an ice coffee milkshake. Just down the road towards town we bought a nice...More

Thank LanceandKat
LavaLounge, General Manager at Gecko's Waterfall Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2016

Hi Lance & Kat, Thanks so much for your review and we are glad you enjoyed our delicious coffee! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in La Fortuna and we look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, Bree

Reviewed 6 January 2016

This place has great quesadillos and the soft tacos were really good too. Reasonable prices cute little place.

Thank Nicki H
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Delicious. Although it is pricey it is well worth it. In the 3 days we stayed in La Fortuna we stated everyday here with their breakfast sandwich and breakfast burrito. They also use real sour cream and not natilla which is a rarity in Costa...More

Thank JGarrettson
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

The meal was pretty good actually. But was pricy. Also the service was weird. My wife told him, "can you make the breakfast sandwich with a bagel instead of bread" and he said no. Haha. He said he can't make that happen. It won't fit....More

1  Thank Bryant D
Reviewed 27 March 2014

stopped in for lunch...wow ! Fresh avocodo on sandwich ..fresh fruit...great coffee. Purchase some of their jarred fruit salsa while you are there to take back home for a taste of Costa Rica.

Thank Sylvia G
Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

As Gecko Gourmet appears to be one of the few places that serves food that travels well and I had an active visit to La Fortuna, I stopped by several times. The chicken caprese sandwich was not worth it. The basil is dried and the...More

Thank katatatat
Reviewed 26 January 2014

This is must stop place for lunch if you are in la fortuna. The coffee milkshakes are really great and so are the sandwiches/wraps. Be careful though because one of the wraps we ordered was more like a burrito (rice and beans) than a wrap....More

Thank Christopher1384
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We had lunch at Gecko Gourmet. They had great sandwiches and smoothies. Located just off the main street of La Fortuna. My girlfriend and I each ordered a different sandwich and smoothie and they were all delicious. I would recommend stopping in for lunch.

Thank Robert K
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, Delicatessen, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300m south of La Fortuna Waterfall, 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 1569
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