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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
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had a group of 6. They have a good size drink menu if you want a fancy frozen cocktail. We got the fire roasted chicken which was cooked perfectly and had very good flavor. The building itself is a little bigger than most of the other restaurants, so this would be a good place to go with a big... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We ate at many small places around the country as well as bigger, more elaborate restaurants and we found that this was the best traditional food. A variety of condiments, fresh food well cooked and a tasty dessert made this our favorite. Check out the adjoining shop with objects made locally instead of mass produced in China.

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Port Elgin, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had excellent service here and the food was great - both my husband and I opted for traditional dishes and they were great. Price is very reasonable as well.

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Chicago
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Loved the authentic Tico cuisine! Great value, good food and nice staff right in the center of La Fortuna.

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Dorset
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a travel provider (Audley) and Shirley (local young lady). The food was great, a sensible price and excellent service.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Varied menu of local cuisine. Our choices were tasty, well prepared and good portion sizes. Service was fast and the waiter spoke good English. Our fruit smoothies were delicious. Very good value for 15 USD per person. Would return if in la fortuna again.

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Prairie Village, Kansas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Delicious, authentic food. Friendly staff. Recommended to us by Marco at the Arenal Manoa Hotel. Wish we would've eaten there every day we were in the area.

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The food was delicious and authentic! We enjoyed the fruits smoothies as well. Would definately love to eat there again

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was one of the best meals we had on our trip to Costa Rica. The dishes are well prepared and authentic. Meat tasted very fresh and was well seasoned. The banana split inside the pineapple was delicious but could have used some more chocolate (there was none on the split itself, just drizzled on the plate)! Large portions for... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stopped at La Choza before checking in to our vacation home and the food, drinks, and service were great! The portions were large, the prices were very reasonable, and the staff was helpful and friendly, even giving us a small dessert on the house! The dessert might have been the best part, pineapple soaked in what seemed to be... More 

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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: Costa Rican

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