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All 89 La Fortuna de San Carlos Restaurants

La Choza de Laurel

400 meters west of the church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2479-7063
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 am - 6:30 am
Sat 6:00 am - 6:30 am
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Dayton, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Decent little open-air restaurant near western edge of Fortuna. Comparable prices, typical CR food. They ground coffee beans and brewed coffee at table-side which was nice. There was a little shop in corner where you can book tours, buy souvenir type items and cigars.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The restaurant looks a little rustic but I think it has the best steaks in La fortuna for a reasonable price

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The rotisserie chicken is excellent. That said, the restaurant doubled its prices. The menu at my hotel lists the half-chicken at 4000 colones or $8, but the current price on the restaurant menu is 8000 colones or $15, which is what I was charged for a phone order, and for an on-site order the following day. Simply put--the prices are... More

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Sibenik, Croatia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The restaurant has a good selection of different food including also local food. The prices are excellent. Only the service could be a Little bit better...

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Oakville, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Bit pricey but there's a good selection on the menu and their food was good. Service was also good. Enjoyed the traditional way of serving coffee - be sure to order a coffee so you can see this.

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Upon being dropped off in La Fortuna, we asked our taxi driver where's a good place to eat. He recommended La Choza. The place isn't fancy....an outdoor eating area with picnic tables, but the food was really good and staff was friendly. There was something for everyone in my family. I had sirloin kabobs, husband and daughter had comida tipica... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you have just arrived after a long flight then you are hungry and you don't really care much about the prices - it didn't even cross our minds, we were starving! We noticed locals dine here too so it can't be a place just for tourists or too expensive. The service was warm and welcoming and the menu would... More

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Miami, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We live part of the year in Costa Rica and have eaten at La Choza several times. While it is pricey (if you have a few beers), we feel that the wood fired roast chicken is worth the price. La Fortuna is a tourist destination and any number of tour buses stop here during the day. The wait staff are... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I ate at La Choza recently with a large group of friends. The menu choices were ample and are representative of typical Costa Rican food. Everyone around me seemed to enjoy their meal. Our waitress did a great job remembering who ordered what. This is a place where the wait staff wears a "typico" costume and the food is a... More

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Bowling Green
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This place was wonderful if you wanted the typical Costa Rican dish. The display was beautiful and the atmosphere was also great.

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