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La Choza de Laurel

400 meters west of the church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2479-7063
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Cuisines: Costa Rican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoyed a good meal-steaks, chicken, eggs, fries, rice/beans. Roasted chicken is a specialty, a bit pricier than expected; open air ambiance and good travel advice available. Very attentive staff. Easily located on the main road just north of the church.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nothing fancy here but lovely service and delicious food at very reasonable prices. Picnic tables. Informal.

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Monrovia, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This place was highly recommended by several of the hotel concierges at our hotel. I can tell you that when I arrived it looked really good, open air, lots of table, clean, etc.. We sat down and it took awhile for someone to come over - there were only 5 other tables occupied at the time. I ordered the bbq... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Close to our Bed & Breakfast and the food was good and promptly served. Tour services were located inside the restaurant.

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Originally, we decided to eat at La Choza de Laurel in La Fortuna, Costa Rica because of the higher ratings and reviews of this restaurant. Some of these reviews rated this restaurant to have both excellent food and ratings; however, we found nothing special with this place. The open-aired atmosphere is fairly nice when there are no bugs in the... More

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San Antonio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

First place that we ate at in Costa Rica since it was close to the Hilton Garden Inn by the airport. Nice open air seating as is most everything in costa rica. Food was reasonably good but nothing special.

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Astoria, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Liked: - Reasonable prices - Generous portions - Open air eating area Wish were different: - Slow service (~30 minutes to receive food at 3pm when the restaurant was practially empty) - Lots of flies hanging around our drinks - Lots of stray dogs begging for food

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This restaurant was recommended in one of the published guides although that review was three years out of date. The service was quite good and there was also some variety to the menu. However the steaks we ordered were only OK, nothing more than that, and the vegetables with them were pretty ordinary. With a dessert and a couple of... More

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Food was decent, my chicken was a little dry. And there were dogs at our feet begging for food the whole time. Meal was expensive for what it was. I'd skip this place honestly.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

The food was ok. The service not good. It came time to pay and their exchange was way off, taking full advantage and not disclosing their rate upfront. Terrible! Complete tourist trap

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