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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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Hours:
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
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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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We only got drinks here, but it was a nice relaxed atmosphere. Like most restaurants in Costa Rica, it was open air and had a tropical, exotic feel. We were entertained by the cat that hung out at the bar and the dog that greeted guests at the door. I would definitely come back to kick back a few guapirinas.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went here as the restaurant supports a local dog shelter. You can buy virtual meals for the dogs and your money is given to the shelter. We just went for cocktails (and a virtual meal), the cocktails were nice but service a little slow compared to every other place we'd been to in La Fortuna.

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I searched without success for a nice place to get a drink at night, with some atmosphere. There isn't any here. Lava Lounge, though, offers nearly that--open-air, subdued lighting, convivial atmosphere with creative drinks and good food, a live musician (sometimes) and reggae music other nights. Everywhere else is empty, dark, depressing in the off season. This place lifted my... More

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