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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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Americus, Georgia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stopped here for some Sangria and a burger and it was very tasty. The burger to bun ratio is not quite proportional but the taste was very good. The ingredients were fresh and overall I was very pleased.

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Thank Jennifer J
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So while we had the most amazing time & experiences in Costa Dica, we had a hard time finding a decent meal. Lava Lounge reminded us of a restaurant we had visited in Tulum & so we decided to try it. We enjoyed $3 mimosas and huevos rancheros! We left our plates clean! Aside from being delicious, it was very... More 

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Thank ivette2980
London
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Relaxed setting and good food. Usual mix of tacos, rice and bean combos etc. Reasonable value for money. You won't be disappointed although you probably won't be overwhelmed either.

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Thank stephenmossLondon
Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A gringo-focused bar and restaurant at the top end of town, they have a wide ranging menu and excellent craft beer selection. Prices are more what you'd expect in the western world, but the food quality is pretty damn good (we ate here twice) and the staff were friendly and helpful. They commit a certain amount of profit from each... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved the decorations in this spot. Good meal with friendly service right in town. Wished we had gone a little later to catch the live music!

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Thank Amanda B
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a couple of hours to spend until the bus arrived. We ordered an ice coffee as well as a juice. Both were good and reasonably priced. What caught our attention however is that this establishment doubles as a shelter for dogs, the owner being a big animal person. There is a cat behind the counter as well as... More 

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Buffalo Gap, Texas
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in on our way into La Fortuna after driving from San Jose. It was a great little place with good food (the hot sings were perfect!) and the view of the volcano is breathtaking!

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Thank Scotty M
Quebec City, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went at this restaurant for lunch (5 persons) and we all had good food at a reasonnable price. The portions were generous enough. The service was fine and most customers at that time were tourists. It's along the main street so it's a bit noisy.

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Thank bigmart2016
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was just ok, nothing to write home about it but the prices!!!! Oh my sweet lord!!!! Outrageously expensive!! Never again.

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Barrie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there with our two boys and had a great meal, the server was friendly and attentive. The boys ordered personal pizzas and we ordered the burgers..everything tasted great. We will definitely go there again when in the area.

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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?