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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here our first night in La Fortuna. We went on a Saturday night so there was a live band so the atmosphere was awesome. The food was really good, I had fajitas which came with beef and chicken and also mashed beans. My girlfriend had the Santa Fe chicken wrap which was also delicious. The owner of the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I walked into here for supper one night. Seemed like a nice place with a great atmosphere. They had a special advertised...grilled tuna...so I ordered it. It was a very small portion but tasted great..But when the bill came I almost died 25.00 U.S. !!!! WOW!!! I COULD HARDLY BELIEVE IT. 8 dollars would have been plenty. I felt ripped... More 

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Thank Paul K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate there one night and really liked it. Good food, good prices, very nice atmosphere. Nothing not to like. Would recommend.

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Cadillac, MI
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went shopping in La Fortuna and stopped in here for a beer. The atmosphere was really cool and the service and people were really friendly. When we were finished our waiter called us a cab that picked us up right in front and took us back to our resort no worries!

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Thank michigandollie_9
Kensington, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Super popular place with locals and tourists. The atmosphere and people-watching is fun. Lots of good local beer options. The food was good, the drinks not so great, and the service was slow with attitude.

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Thank kgone01
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love dogs, and want to support efforts to take care of those without a home, look no further. The Lava Lounge donates their time and money to taking care of street dogs. And, while you're downing an Imperial Lite and some of their excellent chips and guacamole, you might be greeted by a few of their four-legged local... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Larva Lounge on two occasions during our stay. It is a vibrant place with great food and generous servings of alcohol in the cocktails! Of particular note was the Asian salad which was truly delicious. There were a couple of dogs around the tables but they had collars and appeared to be well fed so don't think they... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This little place was super friendly and had a ton of great atmosphere. I loved the eclectic music choices and it was a nice place to unwind after going going going. Definitely go!! The prices are pretty decent too!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our meal was fine - not great, not bad. But that's not why you should come here - it was such a fun scene full of all kinds of characters - both locals and tourists! Large variety of alcoholic drinks and wait staff was great. Hung out all night it was such fun. Restaurant cat and dog also were entertaining!... More 

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Puerta Vallarta
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a cool little spot in La Fortuna. Service and food was good and we really liked the vibe! Nice open air restaurant in town to chill and check your facebook page.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?