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La Choza de Laurel

Pizza, 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: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
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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
Very good Dinner

I like Cuban food and was very satisfied with our dinner at LaChosa. Our waitress was very helpful and provided excellent service. We got more food than we could eat and it was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
RichinHouston
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Houston
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Middletown, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was suggested by front desk people at our resort. Although we had to wait for few minutes to get our food, the food was really good. You have to try Pina Colada here. They decorate a pineapple soo good.. and everything was fresh.. we went back here again :) If you want to try typical Costa rica food,... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I like Cuban food and was very satisfied with our dinner at LaChosa. Our waitress was very helpful and provided excellent service. We got more food than we could eat and it was very good.

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Was recommended this place by some local guides. It didn't disappoint! Being a Cuban American, I know Latin food. The plantanos were to die for! We even ordered an extra side. The staff was friendly, attentive, and made for a nice experience!

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Delicious food and great atmosphere. Located very near our hotel. A bit pricey, but the portions are generous!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

La Choza de Laurel in La Fortuna had a limited menu and the seating was picnic style tables. Several people were seated and left after looking over the menu. We only came in for dessert and had we known that there was a gelato and ice cream shop right down the street we would have left as well. The ambiance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Excellent typical food, good beverage, awesomme desserts, good service, good ambience, big seating area perfect for big families

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stopped here after a very long drive from San Jose and we were disappointed. It was recommended as a place to eat in our travel guide book, but it's overpriced and lacks flavor. You're better off somewhere else.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We stopped at this great place for lumch after our 4+ hour from NYC to Costa Rica. Delicious chicken cooked on the wood fired grilled. Wondeful way to start our stay in this beautiful country.

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Laguna Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The casado is a typical Costa Rican dish that contains rice, beans, plantain, salad and a meat of your choice, you can compliment this with Lizano sauce to add extra flavor. Very delicious at a fair price.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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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, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?