We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante Pizzeria La parada

Pizza, Steakhouse, Costa Rican, Fast Food, Pasta
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
4417 la Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9119
Website
Today
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 304 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Senorita Chase's Dad

Came here on the recommendation of our Costa Rican guide. Patrons mixed between "locals" and some tourists. Nice and quick service , HUGE hamburger, and my garlic chicken was quite good, but oily. Drinks are good. Overrall, average local joint, with Costa Rican cuisine. Certanly not gourmet.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Neil B
,
Jericho, New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

304 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Jericho, New York
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Came here on the recommendation of our Costa Rican guide. Patrons mixed between "locals" and some tourists. Nice and quick service , HUGE hamburger, and my garlic chicken was quite good, but oily. Drinks are good. Overrall, average local joint, with Costa Rican cuisine. Certanly not gourmet.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A good place to stop by. Tasty typical dishes, we had a delicious "casado" , pretty good service, when our dish arrived late the server apologized. Good prices for what you get.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stumbled upon this place while walking through Fortuna and we were very happy that we did. My husband and I both got Casada (vegatarian for me and chicken for him). It was the best casada we had the entire time we were in Costa Rica! We loved the mashed yuca and you can't beat the price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I got a pizza, I must say that it looked more like a crepe extended, I'm all for a thing crust, but not a paper crust. The taste was good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We wandered in here even though we wanted to go to soda vizquez which we had visited 2 days before (and was excellent!) but they were out of beer and we needed one after cerro chato. My fish was dry and my boyfriends pizza was greasy. I only ate 2 bites of my meal and pushed it aside. The manager... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Sat at a long communal table open to the outdoors. Order was up very quickly, tasted just fine and was a meager $6USD.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went there and ordered some pizzas. They were not really pizzas like we knew from europe, there was only cheese on the top and no tomatoes or mashed tomatoes. It was also very loud because the street is near and 2 TVs are running all the time. Price was OK. Die Pizza war das, was man in DE/CH einen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had dinner here on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. The food was cheap (less than $20 for 2 people). Sadly , out of all the places we ate at during our stay this was the worst. Portions were good but the food was lacking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Meaford, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

After going on a tour of the Arenal National Park and hot springs we were ravenous. Having passed by La Parada several times before we noticed it was always busy. After eating there we understood why. We ordered a large pizza which was absolutely loaded with cheese, meat, and vegetables!! Order a large if you are really hungry but be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Food here was just OK. Not impressed. Typical Tico food, nothing special. Price is on the slightly higher end considering the food they offer. Didn't try their pizza, but saw some Ticos in there for the pizza.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Restaurante Pizzeria La parada also viewed

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
 
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
 

Been to Restaurante Pizzeria La parada? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4417 la Fortuna, 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 9119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Steakhouse, Costa Rican, Fast Food, Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurante Pizzeria La parada staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?