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Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant

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125 Metros Sur del Parque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7239
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want food that is quick and authentic this is the place. Reasonably priced and great service. Cannot recommend the beef Burito enough.

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for a quick lunch after walking around the main streets and looking at shops in La Fortuna. It is a clean and friendly little cafe. The prices are a little high compared to other cafes and sodas we have since visited. Food was good and service was fast and friendly.

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Thank Stefani N
Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted one last coffee b4 the long drive to Manuel antonio. Ordered tortilla with cheese, but they didn't have flour tortillas, I'm allergic to corn. Waiter offered me bread instead. Tasted ok, nothing special. When the bill came it was charged as a ham and cheese toastie, when I challenged this I was told it's because it's bread rather than... More 

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Thank Lynne Z
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for dessert based on Lonely Planet review....ordered the strawberry cheesecake and it was absolutely terrible in both texture and flavour. Wanted to demand my $ back as I could barely force it down but of course I didn't. None of the other desserts looked any better.

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Thank njg721
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee is delicious hot or cold. Shared a tamale (good flavor), burrito especial (good flavor) and 2 deserts (perfect with your coffee). No complaints, definitely will return for coffee but will say service is extremely slow (even got food before coffee - like 5 min before - and never got waters we asked for twice). Prices are decent. Clean, welcoming... More 

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Thank Kristen C
Cedar Rapids
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an absolutely amazing dinner here on Sunday night November 6th. Our group of 4 ordered 4 different meals and shared. Everything was amazing from the fish to the veggies and especially the service. This was only our first visit to La Fortuna and we only tried a couple restaurants but this restauarant was far superior to the others. The... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long hike in the rain, the coffee was excellent. Ceviche is overpriced and not fresh and tortilla is hard and old. Disappointed dinner.

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Thank Rose N
Encinitas, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After eating next door at Soda Viquez, this was more of a disappointment. Smaller portions, higher prices.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate dinner here one night. The food was pretty tasty (chicken burrito and ceviche) with friendly service. Cake selection for afters was excellent and well worth saving a bit of room. Price was fine, not the cheapest but far from expensive. Would eat here again.

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Thank ch9sab
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try the mini typical for a perfect start to your day! Delicious! The coffee was fantastic, it was our first cup in Costa Rica, and has set the standard for our trip. ☕️

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$30
Cuisine
Fast food, Latin, Cafe, Spanish
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, 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: 125 Metros Sur del Parque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 7239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?