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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
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great service, put on American football Pet friendly place to the local strays. Rusty is very friendly little pooch

Thank Jennifer D
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Variety of local craft beers, reasonable prices, and great atmosphere. In the heart of la fortuna. Reggae music

Thank dalia h
Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I make sure to stop off here every time I'm in La Fortuna. They have the best yuca, and I live the artisan beer beechee they recently started offering. You can always find a party here on the weekends...

Thank aj s
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for dinner one night after a late river tour. The ambiance is pretty great with the reggae music, dim lighting, picnic tables, and friendly dogs. The food was okay (I had a burger), and the sangria can be missed. This is likely a much better spot for late night hanging out/drinking/snacking.

Thank Hilary J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We looked at the menu and everything seemed very good. A delicious description... But when our meals arrived, it was nothing like it seemed. It was less than correct and the price was too expensive for what we recived. Better look for an other place. At least the local beer was good.

Thank Josyane L
Zanesville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I only stopped here for dessert one night but are glad we did. You will find many places that serve brownies with ice cream throughout the country but the Lava Lounge is by far one of the best you will find! Don't miss it if you are in the mood for something sweet....and don't share it because... More 

Thank weeone03
Piscataway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a great place to grab drinks after a long day of hiking and sightseeing. We were there during a live one-man band, who was really good too! The drinks were delicious, but it was definitely not where the locals hang out, which is fine if that's what you prefer.

Thank BeansTravler
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found ourselves here one night in La Fortuna. The food was fine, but nothing special. I had the arroz con pollo - good but not great. However, I also a cocktail with guaro, citrus, and cane sugar. Um, basically, the best guaro drink ever. I would go back just for that. Also, this place is one of only ones... More 

Thank Erin B
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't have an actual 'we ate there' review because we went in and left nearly immediately. If you're looking for a very American meal/experience, this is likely a good place. We simply wanted something a little more authentic to the location. Menus all in English...prices all in US dollars, etc. Also what turned us off was there was a... More 

Thank ivculbert
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Lava Lounge with a group if 8 for drinks. It was great!! As soon as we arrived they pushed two tables together to accomadate us and they spoke great english which made things easy with ordering. Service was quick and the locals there werr friendly. The music was chill and the lights were dim in the outside setting.... More 

Thank Kendra P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American
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
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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: 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?