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La Choza de Laurel

Meters West Of the Church 400, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2668 1018
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“chicken” (69 reviews)
“pineapple” (30 reviews)
“casado” (42 reviews)
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Fast Food, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Meters West Of the Church 400, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family comes to Costa Rica about once a year and we always visit La Fortuna. The food at La Choza is artfully served and delicious. We ordered the special of ribs with patacones and they were outstanding. We also love their homemade tortillas, but...More

Thank Jimmi C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had steaks which were good. Soup also good. Good service. Good choice on menu. Chicken was good. Wish it had more choice however on fish. Good central location and ambience.

Thank AliciaJJ246
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was travelling with a largish party and we stopped for lunch here, the restaurant is a large wooden structure, which is open and set back from the road. There is a fairly extensive menu and a rather grumpy waiter, apart from that the food...More

Thank JackoMiddlesbrough
Reviewed March 20, 2018

I just went there for lunch, but I was really glad I did. I had already checked out the menu online, and knew that I wanted to try the Volcano rice (rice with chicken, spices, etc. all mixed in). It did not disappoint! Also recommend...More

Thank alanstarr
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Wonderful open-air restaurant. Set back from street in a garden type setting. High ceilings and beautiful wood. Service was excellent. You have to order coffee! The waiter comes to you with a cart and grinds the beans by hand then puts them in a typical...More

Thank Littlebigdogmom
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Not usually my kind of place as it's huge and very touristy with quite loud music, but I have to admit the food was excellent and reasonably priced. My family shared the wood roasted whole chicken and it was enough food for the three of...More

Thank Not-Lost-Wanderers
Reviewed January 5, 2018

I ordered some salad dish...they did not have fully veggie meal. I asked them to not have chicken or fish that came with salad from appetizer category - I showed them the photo of the dish I wanted. They brought in good salad, fancy drink...More

Thank Inash P
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We got a little addicted to casado (the lunch/dinner meal found on every menu, with a grilled/pan-seared meat, rice, beans, usually a mini green salad, a plantain thing, maybe an egg, etc.) after eating here. Theirs is very good. We found La Fortuna to be...More

Thank Betsy H
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We went in this restaurant the first evening of our stay in La Fortuna; the place was quite empty; the waiter was friendly; we ordered some typical food, the portions were abundant but the quality was quite poor. Price was in my opinion too expensive,...More

Thank gls70
Reviewed December 28, 2017

It was great to try some local food. I'd only hoped for more interesting flavors besides hot sauces. My chicken dish was pretty dry, suggesting it wasn't freshly cooked. My husband's black bean soup, which is one of his favorite foods ordinarily, was not one...More

Thank VermontGrannie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters West Of the Church 400, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2668 1018
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We offer typical Costa Rican Food with an extraordinary customer service. But our menu offer other options like pasta, fast food, salads, exotic desserts and many more.
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