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Restaurante & Pizzeria La Parada

4417 La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9119
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (88 reviews)
“beef tongue” (5 reviews)
“hamburguesa” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 11:59 pmAll hours
Italian, Latin, Pizza, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
4417 La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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181 - 190 of 367 reviews

Reviewed December 23, 2014

This place was recommended by our hotel concierge. It was relatively clean BUT the food was mediocre and service was bad. The waiter was aggressive and impatient as we struggled to pick what to eat. I would definitely avoid the place.

Thank Abdi S
Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is along the high way its very easy to find. They have very big menu selection which is great. The food here is average. Staff are not that attentive. The portion was big. I had chicken soup and it was bland. My boyfriend...More

Thank Lakwatsera09
Reviewed December 12, 2014

One of the best restaurants in La Fortuna, and half the price of the more tourist-filled restaurants nearby. Despite it's cafeteria-style, frenetic look, sit-down service is available and the waiters were really friendly. Cocktails were tasty and strong, the meals were delicious and large-portioned, and...More

Thank Leah W
Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by for dinner during our stay here. I'm from Vancouver so our expectation for quality food may be a bit higher than most. My husbands burger was greasy and from a frozen party. I had the steak asado and it was dry and...More

Thank Denise604
Reviewed December 1, 2014

We ate lunch here and the service was a little slow (they were very crowded though), but the prices, portions, and food were all very good.

Thank SATerribleTwins
Reviewed November 25, 2014

Our taxi driver recommended the place as somewhere decent to eat at good prices. He was right, food was good, beer cold, service fine. I had the beef fajitas and looked on in envy at my friends tenderloin, oh well, can't get it right every...More

Thank 5,269
Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I were looking for the Cafe Rain Forest since it was recommended by Trip Advisor and Fodors but the GPS must have taken us to the wrong place but it worked out great because we decided to eat at La Parada because...More

Thank Kayla W
Reviewed September 30, 2014

Based on TA reviews we stopped for lunch. The service was very friendly and the food was outstanding. We tried the pizza and the casado, both of with were delicious. Fresh pastries were also available so we took some home. Get a table right by...More

Thank tycosa
Reviewed September 26, 2014

This typical Costa Rican restaurant is right in the middle of town and a safe bet for a cheap, quick, delicious lunch. We were able to have a good, filling lunch (Arroz con polo and a plate of grilled pork, salad rice and beans) plus...More

Thank AnneAndrews
Reviewed August 29, 2014

La Fortuna is very expensive, very touristy. Food everywhere was great. I found this soda... very cheap and the food was great! A lot of locals. Not a five star restaurant but tasted like five stars. I ate there two nights in the row. First...More

Thank GoddessofJinx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $24
Italian, Latin, Pizza, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4417 La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, 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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