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Howlers Bar & Grill

El Castillo De La Fortuna, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1785
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fries” (16 reviews)
“burgers” (8 reviews)
“hot dog” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pizza
$$ - $$$
El Castillo De La Fortuna, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Howlers Bar and Grill is a perfect little spot along Lake Arenal serving comfort food like pizza, burgers and fries. The fries are amazing!! They so something special with the way they prepare them but they are crispy and delicious. They also offer healthy options...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in since we were staying nearby in El Castillo while visiting the Arenal area. Not expecting much, we were blown away. Pool table. Check. Draft beer. Check. Pizza. Check. Oh, and need I mention the french fries - everyone loved them. The burgers...More

Thank JGPnashville
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We had five pizzas here but took one of them home. They we huge and very tasty. Not cheap though. Great Lake view!

Thank Holger W
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Had dinner here since we were staying in the nearby area; it was pretty quiet the night we went, with only 2 other patrons. But the bartender/owner? was nice and our burgers were good; the fries were great. Would recommend.

Thank beachlover575
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

We decided to try out Howlers after a long day of tours and was so impressed. Juan behind the bar was super nice and helpful, and made sure everyone in our group (teens and adults) had a good time listening to 80/90s music, playing pool...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Hamburgers are great too! If you want to break away from the Costa Rican life and feeling nostalgic about a standard American sports bar, this is the place to go. They got a pool table for when you're waiting for your food and the selection...More

Thank Alexey L
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Great bar with an amazing view. The owner let us in early to watch great eight NCAA game versus Kentucky. We were the only people in the place and by the end of the game, they were cheering with us. Super staff and well appointed...More

1  Thank Sam H
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Awesome hotdog and fries! Not a big menu but food was good, waiter was friendly!! The neighbours dog came for a visit and the waiter took the time to take home home when they where calling him, fun stop!

Thank Wambus
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Cute place, good pizza. We enjoyed our evening on the balcony of this open bar. Meant to go back for the daylight view but didn't make it. Friendly attentive worker.

Thank shellykf
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

The BEST! So if you crave the best, Howler's have the BEST French fries. N IU W I also love I've their cheese dogs, hamburgers, and Pizza. My husband craves the soups. Walter has been experimenting every day and since he has become vegetarian, the...More

Thank Susan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Bar, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Castillo De La Fortuna, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  El Castillo
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1785
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