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All 90 La Fortuna de San Carlos Restaurants

Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2479.7365
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Lava Lounge was a great visit while in Costa Rica. Loved the laid back atmosphere and the locals were friendly. Staff was friendly as well and even brought our hotel key card to our taxi after we had dropped it! :) Hope to be back in the future.

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Samara
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

They do nachos the way nachos are supposed to be made. Lots of cheese on top and in between. Lots of chicken as well. Would definitely go back and recommend. Plus the view of the volcano is great! We only had lunch but we hear that the night scene is pretty good, with live music and lots of lively action!

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

For days our incredible ElderTreks tour leader Ollie Quiros talked about a restaurant where we could get fantastic nachos and, finally, we got there for lunch and ordered several orders of nachos for our small group. Wow! These nachos were unique and truly terrific. All of the other dishes were also gobbled up by everyone. This place has a great... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Owned by a SoCal living in CR offers up possibly the only party place in La Fortuna. We had a chicken wrap that was very good and a few beers and cocktails. Owner chatted with us and gave us the heads up on some free things to do around the area. Hope to go back later in the evening before... More

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Barcelona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The atmosphere in this place is great. It's nicely decorated and the food is well made. Service is good and music nice too. We went for lunch with our 4 y.o. daugther and she loved it.

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Santa Barbara
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went here on a Friday night as it seemed like the only place in La Fortuna with any sort of nightlife (at least in the off season). Place was full of tourists but had a nice atmosphere and good live music. After reading previous reviews, we ordered burgers and a pitcher of sangria (you can tell the restaurant is... More

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Key Largo, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Nice outdoor atmosphere and we hit it for lunch a couple of the days we were in town mostly because of the menu. Great selection and pricing not out of line. Service friendly and food was great! Love the dog rescue part of the business but didn't have a very good selection of t-shirt sizes or my husband would have... More

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Phoenix
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We ate here a couple of times. It is located right on the main street in La Fortuna. They have good food and service. Very casual atmosphere and nice friendly staff. It also has a bar. I am including a picture of the hamburger my son had. Unbelievable! Good drinks also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I traveled here in June on a foggy day for lunch after a hike at Arenal. We loved the atmosphere and friendly owner, staff and pets :) The food was amazing too, incorporating fresh local fruit/veggies to make for savory unique dishes. Looked like a great place to hang out at night as well. Definitely recommend and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We got great food and service at Lava Lounge. We went to a few different places in La Fortuna that weren't that impressive and ended up going to Lava Lounge on 2 different nights for dinner as we enjoyed it that much. The fajitas are great and the serving size are very large and more than enough to fill you... More

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