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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 199
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  • 69
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  • 32
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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
When night comes you will find everyone here

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Keith S
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to Lava Lounge because some ticos recommended it, it was great. We watched a Costa Rica soccer game and had drinks and food. The drinks were great and so was the food. I'm a vegetarian and they had plenty for me to choose from! The service was friendly and kept us with my group of 15... Awesome spot!!!

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Indianapolis, IN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. We went here for pizza, but there wasn't any! We were starving so we ordered chicken veggie rice. There was barely any rice and chicken. Mostly onions + bell peppers. We went back to our hotel hungry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Really nice atmosphere and great food right in downtown La Fortuna. A great place for lunch or dinner as you pass through town.

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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: 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?