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Restaurante & Pizzeria La Parada

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Italian, Latin, Pizza, Central American, Costa Rican
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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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israel
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324 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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 3 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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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Peace_Freedom_Travel
Vestal, New York
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant for breakfast and were extremely disappointed. As vegans we understand that there are very few options for breakfast but the Típico Costa Rican meal is usually a safe bet. The plantains were burned, the beans and rice were dry and tasteless, and the toast was cold. The fruit was barely edible and the service was... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Pizza was very good and tasty. Loved it so much, probably the best pizza I have ever tasted. He Casado was also very good and highly recommend this place.

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Thank KarthickVish
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59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice. Both times the same thing, rice with chicken. It is simple and good. Nothing fancy or special. But you will eat with locals which is nice.

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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
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?