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

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  • 248
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  • 114
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  • 31
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  • 27
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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 local food…comida pica buy buena

Offer great location just a few meters from main church….very much a typical restaurant…great for B L or Dinner… Good for large parties… Muy buena ubicación unos pocos metros de la iglesia de la Fortuna….mas que nadad y popular con comida típica… Mgnifirco para grupos…

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I grew up eating Hispanic food and this was definitely one of the most authentic Hispanic dish I've had! You can tell that the food was made from the scratch so every bite was delicious! I highly recommend stopping by here. You know it's a must go to places if the native Costa Rican are saying that you have to... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Offer great location just a few meters from main church….very much a typical restaurant…great for B L or Dinner… Good for large parties… Muy buena ubicación unos pocos metros de la iglesia de la Fortuna….mas que nadad y popular con comida típica… Mgnifirco para grupos…

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food is very good. I love the way as is the coffee preparation, the best in the world that I have seen it. The personal is friendly. The environment and decoration is very typical. I'd come bake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good ambiance,coffee freshly ground in front of you.good CR food but other choices also available. nice location

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was good but not to die for. Pricey and I felt staff were rushing us to move on. The restaurant is nice

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited on Aug 19, 2015. We had eaten here before, during our stay in 2012, and had enjoyed our meal then. We were hoping it would be just as good this time and we were not disappointed. 3 out of our group of 4 ordered one of the 2 specials of the day, which was BBQ pork ribs cooked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very good parilla combination worth trying, and is easy to share. 2 portions will easily accommodate 3-4 people. The Banana split is huge and easy to share with 2-3 people also. Altogether a very decent place.

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Carmel, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If I could give this place 0 stars I would. We went there one evening because it is one of the recommended restaurants on Trip Advisor. However, we found this place totally overrated. The first sign was that the place was empty...we were the only customers! The food was awful. The steaks were way overcooked and they weren't even the... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great Costa Rican food and an opportunity to lear about Costa Rica´s typical clothes and traditions.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed our experience at this authentic Costa Rican restaurant. The servers dress in traditional clothing and the food was good. My son had the Volcano rice dish and loved it. My husband had the black bean soup which was also very flavorful. Make sure to order the coffee. It is made the old-fashioned way right in front of you.

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 6:30 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?