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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

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

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  • 273
    Excellent
  • 336
    Very good
  • 181
    Average
  • 67
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Funky Reggae Bar

After having dinner in La Fortuna, we decided to walk around town and found this fun place. We just stopped for drinks and enjoyed watching the locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
elin318
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Cutler Ridge, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Very average. A little pricey for what it was. Sangria was so/so Staff was not very friendly or attentive. On a more positive note my pasta dish was enjoyable!

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Barrington
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We read the reviews and looked forward to having great meals and nice music in a wonderful entertaining atmosphere but we're sorely disappointed. The tuna steak was not fresh which was highly recommended in a recent review. The fajitas were okay. The service was poor and it was just a bar. I would have called the food "typical bar food... More 

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North Port, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This bar and grill has a catching name and enchanting decor - open air and very popular with tourists. The food however was just so so. The best thing about the Lava Lounge besides the

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Reasonably priced mixed drinks, cool atmosphere with reggae music, good nachos. Shaky service and cash only drops it down two stars.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped here, had some drinks, listened to live music. Great service, staff was very friendly. Cute little spot to see in Fortuna.

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Cutler Ridge, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

After having dinner in La Fortuna, we decided to walk around town and found this fun place. We just stopped for drinks and enjoyed watching the locals.

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Cool Chill place! really great staff. Didnt have a chance to eat the food but it was always full when we went and great live music at night!!! Drinks were ok

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had two of my best meals in Costa Rica here. The tuna steak was to die for and so were the drinks. A very good place and great ambience. Friendly and welcoming.

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Rockville, Maryland
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91 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This place reminded me a little of the mellow mushroom pizza chain - emphasis on the ambiance with somewhat over the top decorations but still real food. We were happy with the variety, quality and portion size - the "individual" pizzas were in fact large enough to share between 2 people. Potential downsides - touristy, not cheap, cash only. Pretty... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

After walking around for a while looking for a place for dinner, we came upon this restaurant. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was decent - not gourmet, but satisfying.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 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) 2479.7365

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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