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All 95 La Fortuna de San Carlos Restaurants

Soda y Pizzeria La Parada

Frente al parque central, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9119
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Cuisines: Pizza, Steakhouse, Costa Rican, Fast Food, Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by our hotel concierge. It was relatively clean BUT the food was mediocre and service was bad. The waiter was aggressive and impatient as we struggled to pick what to eat. I would definitely avoid the place.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The restaurant is along the high way its very easy to find. They have very big menu selection which is great. The food here is average. Staff are not that attentive. The portion was big. I had chicken soup and it was bland. My boyfriend had steak and he enjoy it. The ceviche was good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

One of the best restaurants in La Fortuna, and half the price of the more tourist-filled restaurants nearby. Despite it's cafeteria-style, frenetic look, sit-down service is available and the waiters were really friendly. Cocktails were tasty and strong, the meals were delicious and large-portioned, and it was obvious when we entered that this is where the locals in La Fortuna... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We stopped by for dinner during our stay here. I'm from Vancouver so our expectation for quality food may be a bit higher than most. My husbands burger was greasy and from a frozen party. I had the steak asado and it was dry and tough. Not much care has been taken in the preparation of the food. I would... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We ate lunch here and the service was a little slow (they were very crowded though), but the prices, portions, and food were all very good.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Our taxi driver recommended the place as somewhere decent to eat at good prices. He was right, food was good, beer cold, service fine. I had the beef fajitas and looked on in envy at my friends tenderloin, oh well, can't get it right every time. Decent selection of deserts, apple pie was a bit strange but tasted ok. Good... More 

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West Melbourne, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I were looking for the Cafe Rain Forest since it was recommended by Trip Advisor and Fodors but the GPS must have taken us to the wrong place but it worked out great because we decided to eat at La Parada because it seemed to have an extensive menu at very reasonable prices. We both ordered personal... More 

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Santa Ynez, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Based on TA reviews we stopped for lunch. The service was very friendly and the food was outstanding. We tried the pizza and the casado, both of with were delicious. Fresh pastries were also available so we took some home. Get a table right by the sidewalk for people watching.

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San Jose, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This typical Costa Rican restaurant is right in the middle of town and a safe bet for a cheap, quick, delicious lunch. We were able to have a good, filling lunch (Arroz con polo and a plate of grilled pork, salad rice and beans) plus a beer and a large water for under $20 US including tax/service. It is not... More 

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

La Fortuna is very expensive, very touristy. Food everywhere was great. I found this soda... very cheap and the food was great! A lot of locals. Not a five star restaurant but tasted like five stars. I ate there two nights in the row. First time I order a house pizza delicious the whole family stuffed themselves for about $16... More 

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Address: Frente al parque central, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 9119
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Cuisine: Pizza, Steakhouse, Costa Rican, Fast Food, Pasta

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