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La Choza de Laurel

) #29 of 114 Restaurants in La Fortuna de San Carlos €€ - €€€ Fast food, , Latin
400 meters west of the church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2668 1018
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Fast food, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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400 meters west of the church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Large portions of authentic, hearty Costa Rican fare and wonderful agua frescas made with fresh fruit make Laurel's the place to eat. It's not fancy or "fusion"--just good home cooking Costa Rican style.

Thank Dhappel54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge portions and large seating areas seemed ready for large tour buses. Would think only tourists eat here. Food was OK, with large quantity. Plates could easily feed two people, and felt like we wasted a lot of food, so didn't seem a good value....More

Thank PattyB789
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant because it was suggested in our guide book. I wouldn't recommend it. Both my dinner and my husband's dinner was very bland.

Thank Bfairon0524
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We chose this restaurant based on the recommendations we saw in TripAdvisor. However, we were EXTREMELY appalled by the quality of their chicken and fish. We ordered the ceviche, a grilled chicken and grilled beef dish. The tilapia in the ceviche as well as the...More

Thank Moq_hasan
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Our group of 13 visited this restaurant with high hopes as a local recommended it...mostly we were disappointed. The pina colada was the highlight as they decorated the pineapple with eyes, nose, mouth, etc. The steaks were tough and the margaritas bitter, until we asked...More

Thank T Q
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Went here for lunch and it was a really good choice. I had one of their specialities called La Choza Mixed Meats, which are 3 different types of grilled meats plus salad. Really tasty good plus I had a nice mixed fruits smoothie which is...More

Thank AndrewJ25
Reviewed 26 April 2017

just down town of La Fortuna, good Costa Rican food fast service portions are BIG (probably too big for me and my family) very accessible prices consistent quality

Thank Tizoc S
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I was disappointed by this restaurant. The food was mediocre and it seemed more like a tourist trap -- with excessive prices to match -- than an authentic Costa Rican restaurant. For a truly authentic meal, rather than a fake "authentic" mean, we would have...More

Thank joni960
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

A variety of Costarrican food, the taste of authentic "tico" cuisine. Well prepared, served and excellent portion size. The "Olla de Carne" is awesome and the size is huge. Also the "casado" a dish that has protein (meat, chicken or fish) rice and beans, salad,...More

Thank Pillyhg
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our hotel (El Silencio) recommended this place for dinner. It was great! Authentic Costa Rican cuisine served by women dressed in local clothing. Definitely touristy, but as long as you know that going in it's fun. Food was delicious and super reasonable. Outdoors and right...More

Thank Nico L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 meters west of the church, 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 2668 1018
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We offer typical Costa Rican Food with an extraordinary customer service. But our menu offer other options like pasta, fast food, salads, exotic desserts and many more.
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