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Cafe Rain Forest

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125 metros sur del parque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
24797239
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 20
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good location, great coffee drinks

We visited Cafe Rain Forest a couple of times during our stay in La Fortuna. The first time was for breakfast, where we had very tasty meals and delicious coffee. This was the first location where I tried the coffee filtered through the "sock" in a small wooden stand. It was a different method... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
STiGuy33
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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We visited Cafe Rain Forest a couple of times during our stay in La Fortuna. The first time was for breakfast, where we had very tasty meals and delicious coffee. This was the first location where I tried the coffee filtered through the "sock" in a small wooden stand. It was a different method than I'm accustomed to and a... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a great local restaurant and we ate breakfast there almost every day while we were in the Arenal area. The menu had a good variety from yogurt, granola and fresh fruit to banana pancakes, burritos, eggs and grilled cheese sandwiches. They also had very good fresh fruit juice and the coffee was delicious - especially the café con... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

My friend and I were tired of Tipo food so we were looking for something a little different. We had an empanada and something similar to Puerto Rican tostones. Delish!

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I recommend coming here for the iced coffees or even a warm coffee. We had the baby dreams iced coffee and it was a yummy indulgent drink. Very refreshing on a hot day. We also ordered some snacks, empanadas and patacones, which were ok, we've had better. But the iced coffee was definitely the star of our meal. The place... More 

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Food ok but not great. Service was awful- perhaps a language problem as we speak only a tiny bit of Spanish. Waiter misunderstood what we wanted in several different respects. One of our children ended up with no meal and we had to order another and wait for it to be cooked. Did not enjoy house red wine at all.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visited here after reading reviews on TA. Chocolate fraise iced drink & olfredo were both great 2500 colones. Cheesecake was also good, 2000 colonies. Take credit cards which is useful. Good service from efficient (English speaking) staff.

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Frenchs Forest, nsw
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We picked this place for a quick lunch based on tripadvisor's reviews. We were very disappointed by the quality of the food. Some other places serve this type of simple food (burgers, burritos...), but it's usually better in taste and ingredients quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had heard good things but our expectations were exceeded. The food, drinks and desserts all looked amazing and everything I are was great! We only planned to go once but ended upcoming back the Next day for round two since we loved it. The location was convenient, the food was not expensive and it was delicious!

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Galveston, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I am never disappointed when I choose Rainforest café! They have a wide range of beverage choices (though I prefer the strawberry batido or smoothie). You also can't go wrong with a quesadilla or anything on the menu!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

it was a pleasant place to relax after climbing all the steps , pleasant staff not intrusive good quick service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 metros sur del parque, 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: 24797239

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?