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All 88 La Fortuna de San Carlos Restaurants

Cafe Rain Forest

125 metros sur del parque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I ate at Cafe Rain Forest twice. My husband loved the coffee and they drew amazing pictures in the foam. The food was good, but not fantastic. We are both vegetarian so they were happy to change their recipes up a bit. I don't reccommend their vegetarian sandwich, but the empanada was delicious and the quesadillas (called... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We loved this restaurant and ate there at least 3 or 4 times over the 4 days we were in La Fortuna. The last night we were there we had apple crisp with home made vanilla ice cream. Seriously it was better than Berthillon's in Paris!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Best coffee in La Fortuna , very nice and welcoming people coffee is one of the best we've had in Costa Rica.

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Shalimar, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This café got good reviews on Tripadvisor, so I had noted it as a place to have lunch when exploring La Fortuna. It was easy to find and not crowded, but the menu was confusing and the waitress spoke almost no English to help us understand what was available. Empanadas and tacos were heavily fried and oily. No fruit or... More

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New York City, New York
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135 reviews 135 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had teh best coffee at Rainforest Cafe! It was creamy and delicious and they do foam designs too! Wish I could have purchased some to bring home

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Excellent and fast service, great drinks, large portions! Enjoyed the old photos on the walls as well!

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife and I took a taxi from the Arenal Manoa to La Fortuna town to do some exploring. We decided to try this little cafe off the main road that seemed to be quite full of local people. I ordered the fajita special of the day, and my wife ordered empanadas. Our waitress was named Fabiola, and she was... More

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Los Angeles
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went here for dinner and dessert after the independence day parade. Restaurant was slightly empty except for one table. Our server was extremely helpful and kind. Food was not too expensive. I recommend ordering the plate with rice and choice of steak or chicken or fish. It was only 3000 colon ( 6 dollars). We also ordered Cheesecake and a... More

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Denver, Colorado
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10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place had lots of variety for breakfast and fantastic coffee drinks. Prices were reasonable and the staff was friendly.

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Santa Barbara
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A great little coffee shop/restaurant with some of the best coffee we had in Costa Rica. Breakfasts were good and well-priced. My typical breakfast was a little more expensive than some of the sodas, but the gallo pinto was so good it was worth it. Amazing service and quiet in the off season.

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