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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7365
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“coconut chicken” (18 reviews)
“fajitas” (83 reviews)
“wraps” (30 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is a good choice for a tourist; its open air, clean with sports TV on; with good service from the friendly waitresses. Our driver recommended this place. We saw an entire soccer match; everyone reacted when a goal was made. The service may...More

Thank Fernando Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A local tour guide recommended this place. The food was average, prices average and service terrible. Aloof communication, I feel like a nuisance asking for anything. When I ask for the bill to pay waitress goes and checks her phone for five minutes. Terrible service.

Thank Forrest L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate at the Lava Lounge on the day that we arrived in La Fortuna for lunch. I had the Costa Rican speciality with chicken and rice, it came super cutely arranges in the shape of a volcano. It was very yummy! While we were...More

Thank MinMuellenborn
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Lava Lounge Bar & Grill is a great place to eat in La Fortuna. We took a small break from the local Sodas to try some American style burgers and sandwiches. The food was excellent and the service was even better. Highly suggested, but...More

Thank Exsold
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lava Lounge has an excellent variety- local, pasta, pizza wraps, etc. Everybody can find something to eat. Local, casual vibe with great service and good food. The mojito was excellent too!

Thank Lori P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed a casual dinner at Lava Lounge. Great local food and craft beer friendly staff. The establishment accepted USDollars as well as Colognes.

Thank VLS88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went for dinner with my teenage daughter. We sat at the bar so we could talk to the staff and some locals. Everyone was very friendly. Our food was very good, and we ordered the chocolate brownie which is to die for! I tried...More

Thank Rebecca Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Restaurant was great! The sea bass was delicious. Great value. Live music at night. Little gem right in town.

Thank danielleharrington
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is super cool. The food was delicious. We had the nachos some fajitas and beer. Their service was excellent. We were not able to be there for the live music, but they did tell us it goes on most nights. It is an...More

Thank np305
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time here with people in our tour group. Lovely atmosphere..Can't comment on food but the drinks and service were wonderful..it was nice knowing that the owner rescues dogs. Even on a Sunday it was great fun.

Thank Saintlysinner
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March 8, 2018|
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Response from andrew d | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are ! great atmosphere
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Ron K | Reviewed this property |
Very cheap and great food, at least 1/3 the price than at the local resorts.
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Carlos R | Reviewed this property |
it's no expensive ... around $ 15.00 $10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, 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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