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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2479.7365
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Food was okay, nothing to write home about. Typical food to the area. We like to try and find the very small mom & pop type of places to eat where grandma is in the back cooking.

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have no idea why this place gets great reviews and is recommended when you do google searches. We ate there one night and the food was terrible. The beef tenderloin was so hard to chew and not edible. The pork chop was dried out and only the sautéed onions made it edible. It looks cool when you walk by... More

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West Olive, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Sure, it's a bit on the tourist-y side, but we were tourists. The food was delicious and so were the drinks. I loved that random dogs came off the street looking for bits of dropped food. The drinks were strong and delicious. It was a bit pricey, but perfect for our last night in La Fortuna.

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Binghamton, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This was a fun place to hang out in La Fortuna, but frequented by tourists (I was one of them so no complaints!). The drinks the were good!

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I can't even describe the pizza but it was fresh and full of flavour. A little greasy but well welcomed into my mouth after a couple weeks of rice and beans :) Great atmosphere and staff too. I went twice in a 3 day trip!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

After a day of hiking around Arenal Volcano we were very hungry and we arrived at Lava Lounge. I had the tacos for dinner and my girlfriend ate the chicken wrap. They were tasty and after eating we were full. In my opinion good value for money...

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Excellent location in the center of town and super friendly staff. It's that place in Costa Rica where 100% of the customers are gringos, so expect to pay more for your beer and nachos than a local soda. That said, delicious food, but quite pricey!

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It was around 10 pm that we went out for dinner and was advised by some other travellers to try this place out. It was very busy and had some interesting lighting decoration. It was clearly targetting tourists and had more westernised food on the menu. We had a glorified chicken burger which was nice but not worth what we... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Try the wings!!!! - fun place to spend an evening!!!! Enjoyed our evening here. My daughter goes here often....fun. As I said, try the wings.

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Northport, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Fun relaxed place near the volcano. Good food, good guacamole, good sangria and wifi. Can't ask for much more then that.

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