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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7365
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this place. Awesome VIBE and the most amazing Coconut Shrimp- huge prawn size! Had a fun happy hour scene with friends too! The place is pricey in terms of food- geared toward tourists for sure. But still a great vibe!

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Thank ginaromanello
Clearwater, Florida
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The pizzas are amazing with a lot of cheese. This restaurant has a nice atmosphere with good music. You can try a great variety of local beers and the whole menu is quite extensive.

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Thank AliceClearwater
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my girlfriend spotted the restaurant while doing some shopping for gifts for our family back at home. The place looked really cosy and themed so we decided to give it a go. Once we sat down we realised how expensive it was but we were more than happy to pay thinking it would be worth it. The cheapest... More 

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Thank Tom B
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Extreamly overpriced, food was horrible, service is poor. This place is dirty by Costa Rica standards If you want to feel like your getting ripped off simply because your on vacation this is the spot

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Thank Jason S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Lava Lounge. Very good food and atmosphere. Very expensive and the service is not that great.

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Thank christelle D
Deer Harbor
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tasting food served from a friendly staff. People watching from the street level seating is fun and entertaining. Well priced for the size of the meal! Enjoyed the local beers and dogs that hang around, but don't bother you while eating.

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Thank Michelle V
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't see any lava except the cheesy magma-chamber decor in the bar, but the craft beers are good and the place is friendly. Good food, and quite well priced for such an obviously tourist-oriented place. Their clientele could probably stand a few dollars more per main course.

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Thank Cajun2014
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice restaurant/bar. We stopped in for some beer and cocktails early in the evening and by the time we left the place was packed. Right on the main drag. Popular spot. Nice rustic reggae decor. Recommended.

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Andrews, North Carolina
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a dog lover and the fact they feed strays and help them really impressed me. They work with Costa Rica Dog Rescue. I ordered the Coconut Shrimp and it was phenomenal. Shrimp were huge and tasty. Sides were great. WE had Pena Coladas that were exceptional. We had a party of 15 and everyone was pleased with their meals.

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Almelo, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate a good meal and a day later had a nice breakfeast. It was one of the places in town were they had guests were all other places were quite.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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: +506 2479 7365

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?