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Restaurante & Pizzeria La Parada

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Italian, Latin, Pizza, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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4417 La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9119
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Party of 8 and we were all underwhelmed by our pizza. Sangria was uneventful and I wouldn't come back.

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Thank peanut52553
El Dorado Hills, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is right across the street from the park in La Fortuna. The speed of service is slow by US standards but normal for Costa Rica. If you are in a hurry you can select your food at an a la carte area at one side of the shop and pay right away. The food was good. I especially... More 

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Thank Bassicbill
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really want to support local businesses but this place was so bad I couldn't even eat my meal. I'm Costa Rican but currently live in Boston and come back to CR regularly. This is the worst meal I've had in CR, ever. We started off with 2 mojitos, which tasted like cheap alcohol- but that was to be expected... More 

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Thank asangurima
israel
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325 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice simple restaurant in the center of La Fortuna. It’s right on the main town square, and we had a nice lunch here. Nothing special, but the food was simple and honest.

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Thank sssteveg
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location right across the street from the park but our food was terrible. We had a few beers and 2 casados (steak and vegetarian) and the steak was inedible - it was near impossible to cut with a knife, it was that dry. Even my vegetarian husband commented and said "that's not what steak is supposed to look like."... More 

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Thank Jenn R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great prices and tasty authentic food. Free wifi. you are across the street from the park. you can sit at the restaurant and people watch .

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Thank Cynthia C
San Carlos, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was for more the 30 minutes sitting there and never come anyone to take my order, and I was so hungry

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Thank Paz06
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch there one day. Nothing special but ok for a fast meal. No really great menu options that jumped out at you and said you have to try this.

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Thank Paul N
Bristow, Virginia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend for taste of local dishes for good price. I was a little skeptical because of the pizza on the menu but my Casada dish was great at good price. These sodas are the way to go for good, inexpensive meals in Costa Rico. I Give La Prada a slight edge over Soda Visquez for freshness. Both however are... More 

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Thank Michael A
Gatineau, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

We only ate here once because there are so many options in La Fortuna and we were happy we did. We ordered spaghetti bolognese with two cervezas. The sauce was homeade and very tasty! The service is very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Latin, Pizza, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4417 La Fortuna, 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 9119

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?