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La Choza de Laurel

Fast Food, Central American, Barbecue, 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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Description: We offer typical Costa Rican Food with an extraordinary customer service....
We offer typical Costa Rican Food with an extraordinary customer service. But our menu offer other options like pasta, fast food, salads, exotic desserts and many more.
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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
Great meat

The food, service and ambiance was excellent. We got some house meat plate for two that could easily feed 3. A little pricey, but the food was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Parag S
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food, service and ambiance was excellent. We got some house meat plate for two that could easily feed 3. A little pricey, but the food was excellent.

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Laguna Hills, California
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved the Cosada that they serve here. This was the best cosada I have eaten anywhere in CR. It is made to look like an old, open Costa Rica village restaurant with typical food to boot! The exotic ingredients and flavors just make you want to savor every bite. They also have a nice view of the volcano. Highly... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we told our tour guide for our day trip to Arenal that we wanted a traditional Costa Rican lunch, he made reservations for us here. And we are so happy with his choice! We had their "typical" menu which was absolutely delicious: Rice, beans, papaya, roast chicken, a salad, and a sweet plantain. Be sure to put the Costa... More 

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Thank wladwig
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing local food, we absolutely loved our meal and drinks here!! Highly recommend!! The staff was friendly and had the traditional Costa Rican timing. :)

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Thank Shannon P
Panama City, Panama
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service! The food was beautifully decorated and tje service was great! Loved it. Must go again

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Mayerthorpe, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the restaurant in the evening around 7pm so I can't speak to the slow service. It was not busy when we went and service was good. The traditional Costa Rican meal with rice, beans fish etc was excellent. My husband had the Burgeasa and he enjoyed it. Our friends had the fish and said it was awesome!. I... More 

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San Jose, California
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great service. Very friendly staff. Decent drinks. Be aware a few tour busses stop by, so it can get pretty busy

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place for our first night in CR. we wanted something easy, traditional, casual, with good CR food. There were many large parties already seated and we didn't realize that none of them had been served when we were seated. Took over an hour to get our food. I ordered the chicken Casada. I was served the... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We never actually ate here so I can't comment on the quality of the food. We did go (with a reservation), and waited for 20 minutes before anyone brought us a menu, and then another 20 minutes before anyone came by to ask us if we wanted a drink. We tried to order as we were afraid to let the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We ate there twice during our stay in La Fortuna Nice local food and good service We enjoyed our dinner and lunch. Would recommend chicken and rice or shrimp and rice Overall good food and reasonably priced

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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: Fast Food, Central American, Barbecue, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

We offer typical Costa Rican Food with an extraordinary customer service. But our menu offer other options like pasta, fast food, salads, exotic desserts and many more.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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