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Restaurante Pizzeria La parada

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Latin, Pizza, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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4417 la Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9119
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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185 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good introduction to casados tipicos (Costa Rican traditional food - protein + gallo pinto + plantains + salad or fruit) and to batidos con leche - basically fruit smoothies. Good, fast, and relatively cheap. Definitely plenty of food! Plenty of options for picky eaters who want American food, too. It's just a quick little dive-y place, though.... More 

Thank Laene
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7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My bro and I ordered a steak, rice and plantains. when we got them, my steak was super hard, chewy and tasteless. I tasted my brother'a steak and it tasted way better than mine. The rice was hard too, as if they didn't add enough water. The only good thing were the plantains. Save your money and go somewhere else.... More 

Thank Alizon P
South America
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454 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch once and whilst it was pretty good it's the breakfast that stood out. Really good value typical food. Right on the square.

Thank Aidan80
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stopped in for drinks during the afternoon, so I can't really comment on the quality of the food. However, when we walked by again in the evening every table was packed with foreigners and locals.

Thank Margot K
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by Restaurante Pizzeria La Parada with my big group of 25. We were sitting in whatever available tables we could when a waiter noticed us and asked if we wanted to all sit together and then lead us to a big room in the back! It was a great space for us...with a/c! We ordered and food was... More 

Thank mbahr
North Hatley, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Jam packed like sardines and charged the price of a five star gourmet restaurant in Paris. Worst pizza we've ever had. Advice #1: Order anything else but the pizza, they simply don't know how to make pizza. They also tried to add a few items to the bill thinking we "tourist" wouldn't notice that they charged us 6000 colones for... More 

Thank marcbreton9
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We happened to be in La Fortuna on a weekend evening. Every table was occupied by groups of lively, talkative people, most of them seemed to be locals, or at least Spanish speaking folks. Ollo de carne is a popular dish here, although pizza, salads, and arroz con whatever are as well. Service was leisurely. Food was good. Fruit drinks... More 

Thank Marianne S
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a late night stop with 4 kids after hiking. The pizza was great and cheap! The place was packed and everyone enjoyed their meals. Definitely a place to stop for a quick cheap meal.

Thank isaacsmom714
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Something for everyone on the menu. You can people watch right off the main square. It is common in La Fortuna for dogs to wander in and out of restaurants and businesses and one of the best parts of our experience was the puppy who slept at our feet while we ate!

Thank DevMor32
Cartago, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Good food, nice buffet and a la carté options for a good price. They can do any changes on menu orders, you can get anything you want.

Thank Jessicarvajal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Latin, Pizza, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?