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La Choza de Laurel

Pizza, South American, Costa Rican
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good typical food.

This is a good restaurant. There is typical food, good price. The peaple that work there are dress like typical.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Philip R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a good restaurant. There is typical food, good price. The peaple that work there are dress like typical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited with my family of seven. Casual dining in an open environment. Had wonderful food. I had the beef kabobs. Husband had pork ribs and children had roasted chicken. Servers were very friendly and prices were very reasonable

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The restaurant has a large tables area, good parking, it's close from La Fortuna Church, in the main street that goes to most of the Hotels. Great service, very helpful and fast staff! The quality of the meat, as the menu says, it's outstanding, I try a ribeye, the taste, texture, excellent!!! I order salad and yuca as sides. TIP:... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

They have a spectacular pina colada with no rum in it! Food is ok. They cut up the chicken differently in Costa Rica so I found it a little gristly, but the quantity of food was great.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We ate our first dinner in Costa Rica here. The food was freshly made, tasted great and served fast. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Our driver took us here for dinner after our trip to Arenal. Food was fresh and tasty. Restaurant was clean. It was a fun traditional restaurant with traditionally dressed wait staff. It was rustic and covered but open air. It was much better than I anticipated.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a solid choice for a meal in La Fortuna. The food is decent and reasonably priced. My husband and I split the chicken "fajita like" dinner, which included corn tortillas, guacamole and salsa. It was definitely enough for two. The atmosphere is just ok. We liked sitting outside at Que Rico better!

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Orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This food is typical Costa Rican, very good experience for the traveler. Atmosphere is historic for the area, with servers in typical historic dress...prices are quite fair and the quality of food is very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Food and drinks were awesome and seasoned just right! watch out for the spicy pickled veggies they put on the table-yowza!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Good place for traditional food. But i think there are other smaller Soda's that have just as good of food for less. It's uber touristy. All the guides recommended it but i preferred other places. The food was good....but overpriced.

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Additional Information about La Choza de Laurel

Address: 400 meters west of the church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2479-7063
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 6:30 am
Saturday 6:00 am - 6:30 am
Cuisine: Pizza, South American, Costa Rican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 meters west of the church, 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) 2479-7063

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 6:30 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:30 am

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