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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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Panama
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This establishment is located right off the Main Street in La Fortuna. Wood tables with a tv going showing pictures of the volcano in the past-a great touch. Very kid friendly and a good menu for tourists (wraps-including a veggie wrap that can easily be made vegan). My husband had a fish wrap and said it was really good. It... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Do not eat in this restaurant under any circumstances!!! Flavourless love less bland no effort put into the food at all !!!!we felt very very disappointed as from the outside it looks like a great place! All round disgusting food and when we complained the waiters were very very rude! No discount or even apology! The wine glasses were dirty... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Farm to table and delicious! We ate breakfast and dinner here each day and loved every meal. Coffee made at your table.

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a typical tourist spot, with an Americanized menu—not complaining! A group of friends came here on our first day in town—good portions, great sangria, felt the value was good for what we had. Long tables, plenty of space, we were able to linger—definitely exactly what we needed!

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Decatur, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stopped in for a few cocktails and the drinks were strong and the service was great. If you enjoy a little raggae music then this will top your list. Younger crowd and relaxed atmosphere.

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Modiin, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A fun place in the center of La Fortuna. Very large dishes. We had a huge and very tasty fish wrap and a good hamburger.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had an awesome time here. best to come at twilight. I had the burger and a beer, and it was awesome. After a full day of rafting the lava lounge is an cool place to check out pics of the day.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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