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La Choza de Laurel

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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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6:00 am - 6:30 am
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 am - 6:30 am
Sat 6:00 am - 6:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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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 food but a bit Expejnsive

Try the crevice. The chicken is really good too. But its a bit expensive. I like the place but get used to slow way of life and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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california
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the larger restaurants in La Fortuna with large picnic tables. We stopped by on a slow night, and our waiter was very attentive. We enjoyed seeing the area where they roast the chickens. The ceviche was fresh, and the spicy pickled vegetables brought to our table were refreshing. We had a small steak, which came with... More 

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california
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Try the crevice. The chicken is really good too. But its a bit expensive. I like the place but get used to slow way of life and service.

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Houston, Texas
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66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This restaurant was recommended as having good Costa Rican food by one of the concierges at Nayara Springs. Outdoor atmosphere located right on the main street in La Fortuna. Decent food but probably the worst meal in our entire journey. The waitress seemed to be more concerned with talking with friends at another table. The waiters and waitresses wear what... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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195 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stopped here for lunch. Huge open air restaurant, but mainly fills with buses of tourists. Service was polite and very good. Food and value were good. The bathrooms were very nice/clean.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good food and atmosphere. Love their Pina Colada. Turned a friend around who claimed Pina Coladas are no good.

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My wife had eaten here years ago and we decided to stop. Had a ceviche which was good and then she had a Olla de Carne, which is a traditional soup, it was good. I had the volcano rice which was decent, I would of thought it to be better but I semi-liked it. By the way I am super... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Nothing to write home about. A large outdoor restaurant - a rather communal pace with large wooden tables and benches. A menu dominated by meat (mainy beef). Quality is rather low. Pleasant enough, however, with reasonable prices.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

You should definitely stop here for some amazing grilled meats. It's best to go with a group so you can share some of the delicious meat combination platters they have. It was just my husband and myself and our food was delicious as well but wished we could've tried more!

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Well located in La Fortuna stands this typical Costa Rica's restaurant. Tasty food, lovely atmosphere, at very reasonable pricing. Don't forget to ask for a cup of coffee before check out: They'll bring a coffee cart to your table and grind the beans for you.

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Nevada City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A couple of taxi drivers and guides recommended this place, open air, very reasonable prices, good service.

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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: Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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