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Lava Rocks Cafe

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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Waterford, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere was nice. Food was OK but nothing special. Expensive though, especially compared to nearby options.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Situated on one of the main tourist roads in La Fortuna, this large restaurant and bar has an open air view of the people walking by. The menu was similar to other Costa Rican restaurants, but the prices seemed to scream "tourists welcome here." June may be the off season, but we were surprised how few people were in the... More

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Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My picky-eating 14-year-old son and I ended up here to watch a Costa Rican World Cup game. The place was lively and fun and there were many food options for the picky boy. A fun stop.

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Dallas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stopped twice to drink and eat at this place, great house drinks, tasty menu, and the Cuban guy at the entrance will hand make silver jewelry while you eat your meal.

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Tilaran, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Been living here 3 1/2 years and every time I go to La Fortuna I eat at Lava Rocks because it is ALWAYS good. I should say ALWAYS GREAT! Guess I get tired of beans and rice sometimes (altho they also offer typical foods) and enjoy having wraps or veggie burgers, more international comfort food, yay!

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It was so hot when we were there so i picked a table under the ceiling fan! The food was good, lots of flavour and great guacamole, I had a salad with chicken which was great. We bought the t-shirt! haha

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The drinks at this place are nice and reasonable. We are vegetarians and we found that the meny certainly lacked vegetarian options. We got the vegetarian nachos and that was good. We also ordered a pasta dish and we found that the sauce was watery and the pasta lacked flavor. The service was a bit slow too...It was around 7... More

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cincinnati, oh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Except for one thing, this place is very average. The food is ok, but I suspect very little of it doesn't come out of a can. The veggie nachos were....odd. I didn't want meat on my nachos so I ordered the vegetarian. Imagine my surprise when they came out absolutely covered in steamed green beans, broccoli and cauliflower. I *hate*... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Except for one thing, this place is very average. The food is ok, but I suspect very little of it doesn't come out of a can. The veggie nachos were....odd. I didn't want meat on my nachos so I ordered the vegetarian. Imagine my surprise when they came out absolutely covered in steamed green beans, broccoli and cauliflower. I *hate*... More

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Modiin, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Fun atmosphere. Dishes are very big. Wife had a fish wrap which was excellent. I had a very decent hamburger.

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