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Lava Rocks Cafe

Bar, American, Latin, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican
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Costado sur de la iglesia catolica La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40-4417, Costa Rica
506-24798039
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Belfast
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here last week and it was simply amazing. I ordered the coconut chicken and my boyfriend ordered a spicy sausage pasta (I can't remember the name of it). Both dishes were delicious but the pasta was sooo good. This place is a must-visit when in la fortuna. Definitely my favourite place we ate in when we were here.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Our tour group had lunch here and the food was good. The gelato was excellent. Nice view... Service was ok..

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saint martin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

A cool place to Share a drink with your friend in downtown La Fortuna, a super relaxing moment! Pura Vida

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Colorado
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We were the only two people here which should have been our first red flag. We sat down and the waitress took 15 minutes to approach us, even though she saw us sit down. We were about to leave when she asked us what to drink. I had asked for a recommendation on a local beer. She gave me one... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This was a pit stop during our shopping day in town. Drinks were yummy and the fried green plantains were delicious as well. Nice view of the volcano and church.

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Felton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Our tour stopped here for lunch and it was pretty good. Nice variety for lunch. Service was friendly and efficient. Nice open air setting.

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Thank simon s
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Maybe we caught them on a bad night, but we stopped in for a beer. There were several very pretty younger girls working there and all but one had a lot of attitude towards us and others they were serving. We were polite so I don't know what the problem was, but I'm pretty sure we didn't deserve it. We... More 

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Thank Brian R
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Good food, fast service and friendly staff. Menu was varied with lots of choice Had 3 meals there and all were great!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in with our friends for a cocktail & quick app, while waiting for dinner reservation. Ordered guacamole, which was ok. The margaritas were the worse I've ever tasted. My friend (who really doesn't drink), ordered a Pina colada with NO alcohol. Me, just soda water, thank god! Bill came and we were charged for a regular Pina Colada with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

We had dinner at Lava Rocks our first night in La Fortuna. It was pretty good and the tree in the middle of the bar was cool. Later on in our trip we stopped to try the gelato and it was great! Best I've had in a long time! Must stop for the gelato!

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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, American, Latin, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costado sur de la iglesia catolica La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40-4417, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 506-24798039

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?