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“Great place for lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lola's

Lola's
On the Beach! | Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9097
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Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Healthy, Organic
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Long loved by locals, the secret is out on Lola's fantastic staff serving top-notch organic fare in a beautiful open-air beachfront setting. Gorgeous homemade wooden tables and chairs are set at water's edge under the shade of palm trees and umbrellas. Fresh seared tuna, big healthy salads, Dutch fries, pizzas and all new tacos are the favorites, alongside fruit smoothies, delicious sandwiches and fish & chips! Banana bread, coffee & smoothies starting at 8 a.M. Full menu from 11 a.M. To 5 p.M. Bar open to sunset. Closed Mondays. Cash, Visa & MasterCard.
Ellicott City, MD
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We rode Mountain bikes from the JW Marriott Guanacaste over to this restaurant because it had been highly rated by some people we met over in Rincon de la Vieja N.P. By the local roads, it was a miserable ride (dusty, "washboard" surface). This restaurant was WELL WORTH the ride, however.

Our server was attentive and the food was great. Sitting practically on the beach, eating and drinking, was amazing. If you get the chance, give it a shot.

We rode the Mountain bikes back along the beach until we got to a rocky area. Beach ride was gorgeous and also quicker.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“What great place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Great food. Great service. Great Location. About 45 min - 1 hr walk on beach from JW Marriot Resort. GREAT PLACE!!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
“Really Overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Bad and slow and confused services and average food. Great location on the beach, but completely overrun by tourists. You could go weeks and not bump into some many fat tourists in Costa Rica: they are all at Lola's! Kids running all over the place. Very expensive!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, Vermont
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stopped by a number of times for a lunch then stayed to watch the surfers and the sunset. Wonderful friendly staff in a gorgeous spot

Visited January 2013
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Met my expectations after reading reviews”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Playa Avellanas is a great place (my review for this beach is on a separate note), but then, when you have to wash out the sand and look for a refuge from the midday sun, there is no better place than Lola's. Most of their tables are located on the sand, and the reclined chairs (on a perfect position to rest and enjoy the place) invite to let the time flow away and let go everything. I did just that for a while, and then hunger took over. So, we ordered the Asian Salad, a Chicken stuffed Pita and some Fish and Chips. All three of them were good, a little pricey, but then you get what you ordered in one of the best beach restaurants in the area. So, if you happen to be at Avellanas, don't miss the chance to let the time go in a relaxing place.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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