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Restaurante Pizzeria La parada

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Italian, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Pizza, 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the supreme pizza and a few beverages. We found the pizza flavor to be great! We won't have the opportunity to back this trip but would go back on our next trip to the area! Great service and tasty food!!

Thank maestraWisconsin
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

While staying at the awesome Lomas Del Volcan hotel, which serves great upscale food, we decided to head into town for dinner one night. La Parada is an open air restaurant (like most in Costa Rica). You can people watch since it is across from the park, and we enjoyed watching tourists and locals. Everyone is so friendly, and the... More 

Thank Jeanne P
Clearwater, Florida
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Being across from the central park in La Fontuna, a favorite amongst locals and visitors. Lots of choices to suit everyone regardless of where they are from. Casual dining on a budget.

Thank Tina R
Far Rockaway, New York, United States
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I would definitely try this place. Located right across the street from the park in "La fortuna" . Food is very authentic. You can sit down and order for a higher price or just stand and order like all the locals.

Thank Javier S
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Family of four had tilapia with shrimp sauce, arroz con camarones (shrimp), casado pescado (fish) and pollo (chicken) casado. All were excellent. The mashed potatoes tasted instant to me but son thought they were fine. I'm a mashed potato snob, though :) Smoothies were also good. Husband said bathroom was nice and clean (always appreciated and a good sign). Service... More 

Thank tinagud
Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We asked a local where to go and he told us here. We knew it must be good cause it was packed every time we passed. We finally ate there and were very pleased. The food was great; they had typical tico options and American food as well, if you have a hankering for pizza and whatnot. Didn't have the... More 

Thank thehippietype
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We ate here twice during our stay in La Fortuna and it was very busy with locals and tourists. We had typical casado dishes each time and loved the food. The service was great.

Thank ArthurFL

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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, Central American, Costa Rican, Pizza, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?