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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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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fajitas” (81 reviews)
“wraps” (30 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (18 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

We went to another restaurant for a burger one night and it was awful, then someone mentioned Lava Lounge. From the moment we entered, staff was friendly and accomodating. We liked the atmosphere and had several drinks. We went back the next night for dinner...More

Thank Trisheee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really liked this place. The food is good (above average), and the prices are reasonable. We ate in slightly better places for less, but the atmosphere and staff would have us come back again. A good choice.

Thank Travellingfamily003
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I liked the funky atmosphere at this place. Live music was great. Drinks are strong and delicious, I had the mojito cubano. Ordered the coconut shrimp with mango and it was perfect. Nicely cooked shrimp with mango and rice. Delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank Laragazzaturca77
Reviewed 3 days ago

Open air restaurant right on the main drag with good service and similar prices to other restaurants.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner. The atmosphere was great. They had a live show. We went there for breakfast the next morning. Tasty smoothies and breakfast options.

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lava Lounge was such a funky, fun place for a casual dinner that we went back a second time! (which is rare for us). The owners also run a dog rescue so you are very likely to be greeted by, or visited at your table...More

Thank amywatts2008
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely stop by this place if you have a night in La Fortuna! The food is amazing (we had the Coconut Chicken with Mango) and they have awesome live music too. Gustavo took care of us and he makes the best chili guaros (ask for...More

Thank kairavichahal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and drinks. Staff was really kind and friendly. Local crafted beers, simple but tasteful food and a street view. It was nice.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for dinner and everything was good. Food and drinks are delicious, really nice atmosphere and staff was super friendly aswell! Because I am a vegetarian, they told me some vegetarian options. We liked it and would come again.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, live music and open setting! Delicious food and drinks. Recommend the Louisa pasta and strawberry daiquiri. Max and Gustavo were great!

Thank Karlee F
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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
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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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