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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2479.7365
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 295
    Excellent
  • 369
    Very good
  • 200
    Average
  • 70
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lava Hipsters

great for drinks and seeing people but not for food. You get to see who is who in the Arenal area. Many people seem to know each other. They seem to comeback. Entertainment. Hip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
lluvia
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jacksonville, florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We went here as it was known for pizza. Our hotel receptionist said it was great, but they claimed they didn't have pizza! The other food wasn't too good. We had to go back and get pizza from room service at our hotel. The surroundings were good though. They were very kind to teh stray dogs and cats which I... More 

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jacksonville, florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

great for drinks and seeing people but not for food. You get to see who is who in the Arenal area. Many people seem to know each other. They seem to comeback. Entertainment. Hip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We ordered a bunch of vegetarian dishes and they were all good. Good ambiance and location is convenient (city center), good and quick service. Good for groups and Good desserts Parking - On street Not very expensive

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Real down to earth place with a Costa Rican / American flair. Was able to get a great burger and fries and talk to the locals. Pet friendly and live music.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The place itself had a nice ambiance and vibe to it. The only thing that killed it for me was there were a lot of large parties of young tourists at the restaurants, which made the place seem like your typical tourist trap. The service was nothing outstanding, but it wasn't horrible either. I would consider this place more of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had breakfast here two days in a row, great price and tasty. Also spent a night drinking here, great people!

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Waiters were not friendly and pizza was very small and its taste was not good at all : BBQ chicken and spicy Thai chicken. Very disappointed!

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Galway, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Poor experience, cheap bar food which was not cheap. Would be fine for a drink but would not recommend for food

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

When you can't find mostly anyone at the square in La Fortuna, just head 1 block towards the volcano and you will find all in/out at the Lava Lounge. Food and drinks were good. Service was better. But the feeling of lots of travelers and locals was fun. No walls at this place so you get to feel whats going... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Many have commented about coming for the fun atmosphere, but the food was excellent based on my one night eating here last week. I ordered the macadamia nut encrusted sea bass, and it was delicious! I would totally come again to try other options on the menu. The staff was friendly, and I enjoyed meeting the owner who was very... More 

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Additional Information about Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2479.7365
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
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
Cuisine: Pizza

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?