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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

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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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Cudjoe Key, Florida
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Grabbed drinks during the day when we were in town when it started to rain so I cannot really comment on the food. What I can give 5 stars to is the amazing dogs of the owner that kept us company. I bought t shirts supporting the Costa Rica Dog Rescue here. I'd highly recommend stopping by here and learning... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fajitas done Tico style were good but not cheap. My wife's hamburger was nicely done and our waiter was friendly and let us eat and enjoy without hovering. Go and enjoy.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came here 3 times in the 4 days that I stayed in La Fortuna. The food was nice and fresh. One of the nights the place was packed as everybody came to watch Costa Rica vs Mexico soccer. The one thing that they make here are these amazing ice cream shakes. The consistency is right on the line of... More 

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Thank halfonit
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there for a drinks and dinner, there's no Buffalo wins and theres no pizza, maybe as we are on low season... scott must take care of the co workers vocabulary.... but some of the waitress was very kind and polite with us...

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Thank Carlos R
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I see this place has good reviews but we did not have a good experience here. The waitress could have cared less about our presence. She ignored us most of the visit. We had two Beersheba and ceviche before deciding to go somewhere else. The ceviche was bland and we had to add a ton of salt and lime to... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Twelve of us hit this place last night. Really quick service. Live music. Good environment. Great menu. And fantastic taste! And both the food and drinks came quickly. The national taxes are included (haven't seen that much) but 10% service is added onto your bill. Well worth a visit.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice music and atmosphere, perfect for a cocktail ($6 approx.) after your dinner. We tried different cocktails and they were all good.

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Thank crisadriog
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because it was rainy the restaurant was not too crowded but the atmosphere, music, and service was the best. You could tell by the patrons who were there that this was the best place on the block. The food was seasoned just right and the drinks were perfect. I will definitely be returning on my next trip to La Fortuna.

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove around La Fortuna a little before settling on this spot, which I'm glad we did. Tee service was great and when we asked about a DVD playing that showed Arenal Volcano smoking, he told us some of the local traditions when the volcano was active and what they think about it now. The restaurant also has dogs hanging... More 

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Thank Emily B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't drink alcohol so always look for alternative drink and this place has a list of fresh drinks. It is in the downtown area, has convenient seating and is very pleasant. The beer my husband orders was cold and our waiter was great. I like that all coffee shops and restaurants have wifi and offer access to customers for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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, 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?