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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

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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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Gatineau, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While staying in La Fortuna, we ate at the Lava Lounge twice. The first time my husband and I shared some chicken nachos. They were very good and the portion was huge which was perfect to share for lunch. The second time we went for dinner and the place was hopping. My husband had the porc loin which was excellent... More 

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tcassit
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved visiting the Lava Lounge in La Fortuna. Vibrant with visitors of all ages and with live music (reggae the night we visited) this little place was lots of fun. The owner Scott, was visiting with us and other customers as we enjoyed delicious drinks desserts. The coconut flan is something I'll be craving for awhile. Scott also runs... More 

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Healdsburg, California, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was good and pricing right where you'd expect. They were nice enough to turn on the Raiders playoff game as well. Fun and loud setting that the kids enjoyed. Would give 5 stars but service was slower than usual even for Costa Rica.

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had dinner and drinks here with a group from my tour. We were all pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food - the wrap I had was the best meal I had eaten after a string of disappointing meals at other locations in Costa Rica. The drinks were nice. They had a good selection of beers, for those... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here as a last minute decision. Food was ok and the service was really slow. Was completely filled with tourists and felt like we were back in the US. Not really the vibe I'd look for when traveling. It's not a terrible disappointment. But I wasn't a fan of the food, service, or atmosphere. Didn't have much time to... More 

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Seattle,
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

How do you not love an open-air restaurant/bar with a sleeping dog and a watchful, hopeful cat. Beer and wine are cheap. Lots of food available, including a long list of appetizers. Don't miss this spot if you like a little funk on your vacation

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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is good, for breakfast and dinner. Good smoothies. It's not expensive. Good ambiance. Cute place

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very average, we had the fajitas and it was not great. The fruit drinks (lemonade and mango) were good. The place had a nice vibe with many guests (mostly employees from around the town).

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

An American type restaurant/ bar in the heart of La Fortuna. Loud ambiance. Casual and reasonable food with quick service and attentive waitstaff made the evening fun

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Liveliest bar in town. Live music and buzzing crowd. Drinks are expensive. We only had 1 starter to nibble on (cassava chips/Yuka) but it wasn't really flavoured. Not sure about the food, but nice bar to have a few drinks.

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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
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
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?