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Rio Lounge

€€ - €€€, Latin, Spanish
Rio Fortuna Waterfall | 800 Mts South y 3 Miles West From Catolic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1777
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (9 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Rio Fortuna Waterfall | 800 Mts South y 3 Miles West From Catolic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our lunch and smoothies at the Rio Lounge after visiting the waterfall. It is located in a nice setting and the food is good with nice service. The prices aren't inexpensive but it was comparable to other restaurants in the area. Since we...More

Thank BML416
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The food here was pretty good. It is very convenient and inviting spot to eat since it is very close to the stairs when you climb back up the waterfall. Im glad they had a fee vegetarian options. I got the vegetable quesadilla. Tasted great...More

Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 22 July 2018

I know a burger is not a signature costarrican dish, none the less, the blue cheese burger they serve is superb, the meat cooked just right, with fresh lettuce and tomatoes! After a long dip at the waterfall and the walk up those stairs, definitely...More

Thank Ileana M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were at the La Fortuna Waterfall on a day that it was pouring down rain. We stopped in the Rio Lounge before we began our descent and the very friendly bartender pointed out a toucan and some monkeys, and talked to us a bit...More

Thank jessc870
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The fresh frozen cocktails are a must after you exhaust yourself from climbing back up the stairs. We had the BBQ burgers, which were meh. We couldn't figure out what they were made from... didn't taste or look like beef, but we ate them LOL...More

Thank BKFoster
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is heaven to relax after the long steady exhaustive walk back up from the base of the waterfall. We had lunch here - burgers which were very good and some fruit smoothies - also very good. It’s set in a wonderful open pavilion...More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located at the top of La Fortuna waterfall - a must see in Arenal (and a good way to burn the calories up and down the 500 steps). Food was good and exceptionally generous, marred only by the off coconut shrimp that...More

Thank BritAbroadOK
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Prices are quite high but the quality and service make up for it. We had the civiche and the salmon pasta.

Thank James S
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

8 of us ate here after seeing the beautiful falls! Good vegetarian options, nice list of drinks and food was delicious! I had a veggie quesadilla here and a great margarita! One of the best places we ate at in Fortuna/Arenal area.

Thank vabeachmd
Reviewed 19 March 2017

GReat food, great attitude, service and friendship...I really enjoy this great spot of food and creation...The Ceviche tropical is GREAT, the tuna is very good but the gem of the crown is the ceviche and the attitude of this place...

Thank mtrias
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Jesse L
25 October 2016|
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Response from 231jim | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Unfortunately you can't see the falls from the restaurant. You can walk 50 feet to the view area and get a complete view of the awesome water fall. Once you see it though, you have to go to it. It calls you name... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cuisine
Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Fortuna Waterfall | 800 Mts South y 3 Miles West From Catolic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1777
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Description
Rio Lounge Restaurant is located at La Fortuna, San Carlos, near the Arenal Volcano in La Catarata Rio Fortuna. With a panoramic view of the fall from our terrace and sorrounding by a green tropical forest. Our food is healty and fresh. Excelent for those who wants to recover the energy after or before going down to the waterfall. Excellents smoothies will refresh you here.
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