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

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  • 278
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  • 188
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  • 67
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  • 30
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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
Chill Bar

The bar is a very chill reggae type of bar. Good drink, regular Costa Rica prices. The bartender with the dreads (can't remember his name) he makes awesome drinks and is super nice to talk to.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
TravelingErRN
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The bar is a very chill reggae type of bar. Good drink, regular Costa Rica prices. The bartender with the dreads (can't remember his name) he makes awesome drinks and is super nice to talk to.

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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You can find pretty much all kinds of food here, from fast food to steak food, seafood and local food as well as pastas. Located very conveniently near down town La Fortuna and spacious as well for groups.

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Burnaby
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45 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Loved the drinks at this Bar and the nachos were to die for. The place looks very simple decorations very local and perfect setting for the locals and tourists to enjoy. The service was great. Enjoyed the Japan Tea drink that had about 4-5 local concoction of alcoholic drinks. Loved it.

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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Not lounge like, but had a fun atmosphere. We sat at picnic tables and almost every table was filled which made it lively. We were there on a Monday night for dinner and drinks. It was packed with tourists and the food was definitely Americanized.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We stopped here twice while staying in La Fortuna. The breakfast was our absolute favorite! This place is popular spot and should totally be on your visit list. Just make sure you bring cash because they don't accept cards and the closest bank is always out of cash.

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Long Island, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place was OK. Pros: nice atmosphere, good reggae & live music, prime location & average prices. Cons: service sucks & worst than average food. We ordered the chicken quesadillas & beef nachos. The quesadillas were bland. Tasted like there was only chicken and cheese in them. No seasoning, no onions, no flavor. The nachos probably would have been better... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We looked this place up on trip adviser one night at our hotel because we wanted to get out and see what the local life was like. So me and my wife and a couple we met from Florida went here. At first it looked ok but after a few minutes you could tell people weren't really happy we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was by far one of the best restaurants we've eaten at in Costa Rica - and we've lived here for 3 months, so that's saying a lot. The service was excellent, great ambiance, very diverse and unique menu options and the food was outstanding. To top it all off, the prices were very reasonable. Portions were large enough for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Good food and price, fast and good service, great food quality specially Hamburger is Awesome and nice rustic place.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My daughters and I left my wife behind in the hotel, victim of a stomach bug. We walked around La Fortuna looking in on restaurants for dinner. We decided on Lava Lounge which was a good choice. The atmosphere was lively and boisterous. Reggae music thumped in the background. The clientele was mostly touristas. We recognized a couple of young... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?