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“Convenient, Fast place to eat after climbing 500 stairs”
Review of Rio Lounge

Rio Lounge
Price range: US$4 - US$19
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Contemporary
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
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.
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 but was quite greasy. Just the right amount of mozzarella cheese. Guac and Pico was good. My friend got the chicken teriyaki. He said and I saw that it had too much sauce. The rice below was drowning in sauce but had a good flavor. My other friend said she enjoyed the Bacon Burger with potato wedges. Food was presented nicely. We were able to pay with card and in dollars. They take Cash but will give you change in Colones (Costa Rican $). Overall good experience

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lvheilig
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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 earned it!
We even had live music, i will keep returning!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Ileana M
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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 about the area and the crazy weather.
After our very wet hike, we came back to the Rio Lounge and sat at the bar to dry off. We had a great time with the bartender, who answered a ton of questions for us. I wish I could remember his name! We had a few delicious drinks (the mojito was great) and ordered the guacamole and tortilla soup. All of the food was yummy. It was a nice spot to hang out (away from the rain!) and make plans for the rest of our day. Can't say enough about the friendly staff!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank Jessica C
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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

The wait staff was nice and attentive.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank BKFoster
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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 so one can see and hear the torrents of rain - as it did when we were there. Service is very friendly.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank DublinWelcomesAll
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