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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

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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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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a cab into town from our hotel and ended up dining at the Lava Lounge. I can't say enough good things about this place! Excellent menu variety, local craft beers and DOGS! The food was excellent, our server was very nice and the atmosphere was great.

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Thank wanderlusttt89
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lava Lounge rocks with friendly service, great food, central location...must try when in La Fortuna! They also rescue dogs there and you can either sign up to volunteer or purchase a tee to help. Fun to have the dog roaming the restaurant!!!

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Thank karen p
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wish we had tried this place before our last day in la fortuna. The breakfast is really great and cheap. The breakfast burrito is one of the best I've ever had. Also, $3 mimosas and bloody Marry's, doesn't get much better than that!

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Thank Taayyla
Thunder Bay
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171 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

All prices are US based and similar to a bar in the states. The food was good. Service was great. Music was excellent

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Thank world_MD
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Lava lounge as I heard it was a popular place which it was. The staff were realky friendly and even recommended what I ate. I had slightly fried coconut chicken with rice and veg which was really delicious. Price was okay but if you're on a budget then it may not be suitable.

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Thank Maria R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the burger which was really good and very good cocktails as well...loved the background reggae music they had playing...

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Thank Amber S
Langley, BC, Canada
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect little spot for food, drinks and people watching. Food and atmosphere are authentic and good. The owner is an animal lover and takes in stray dogs. Makes sure they are healthy and adopts out. Stop in and enjoy.

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Barrie, ONT
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was hard to find typical Costa Rican Sodas in this area because it was a tourist trap. With that said there was a highly reviewed chicken and rib place up the street but who goes to Central America to have chicken and ribs? Like seriously. Save your money, stay home and stop pretending to travel. So in the absence... More 

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Thank lovetowineanddine
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good food. I have tried several things from the menu, all good. Good service, great location, very friendly

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Thank BBeardCostaRica
Frisco, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our last night and loved it! Live music, great margaritas and awesome food! Open air seating. Kids loved the energy there. You have to stop here, its on the main drag in La Fortuna. 10 thumbs up for this place!

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?