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Costado sur de la iglesia catolica La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40-4417, Costa Rica
506-24798039
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Burger

Went with large group from tour. Had nice meal and drinks. Had the big burger and it was good (not great). Fun time in open air restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Victorville, California
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Littleton, Colorado
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews, we thought Lava Rocks would be a good restaurant to try, but we were very disappointed. The service was terrible and the food was average at best. I ordered a cheeseburger (we've been backpacking for awhile and I wanted some comfort food) and clearly asked in Spanish for everything (pickles, onions, lettuce) except for the bacon.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere, great food (I had the macadamia crusted fish, served with steamed vegetables - a delight!). It is not cheap but well worth the price.

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Savannah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My wife and I were actually trying to find a different place to eat and when we couldn't find it the lights at Lava Rocks drew my wife in. The ambiance was very cool with all the lights in there and the food was excellent. We ordered the caprise chicken pizza and the macadamia encrusted sea bass. The Sea bass... More 

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Victorville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Went with large group from tour. Had nice meal and drinks. Had the big burger and it was good (not great). Fun time in open air restaurant.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We wanted a nice dinner one night and went here. The ambiance is so nice and welcoming as well as the service. However, what truly blew us away was the food!! Absolutely breath taking! We had a typical casado and a red pepper filled with shrimp and mushrooms in a cream sauce, one of the tastiest things I've ever had.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We just needed a place to catch our breath and this is a nice place near the church. We only had drinks but they were good and service excellent. The bloody ,Arby's were delicious.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The Tokyo tea with 6 types of alcohol and the nachos with gooey cheese and avocados were to die for. Must go!!

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denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food here was delish. We both had the chicken casado, and both thoroughly enjoyed it. The waitress was very nice as well and the location is very convenient. We have been in costa rica for several days now and this place would be one of the ones we'd recommend. Yummy!

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a great place. Large servings, well prepared and served. Great smoothie drinks. They just have a couple of vegetarian choices, neither with much protein but tasty. This seems to be a country that is not great for vegetarians unless you bring your own bars as a supplement.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food here was excellent, and we came here twice. The price was good for the amount of food we got. The staff was very kind.

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Address: Costado sur de la iglesia catolica La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40-4417, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-24798039
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Costado sur de la iglesia catolica La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40-4417, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 506-24798039

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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