We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant

Metros Sur del Parque 125, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7239
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cake” (42 reviews)
“empanadas” (45 reviews)
“chicken burrito” (16 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Fast Food, Latin, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Metros Sur del Parque 125, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (952)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 740 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the best coffee and some delicious chocolate treats!! Staff was very friendly. Highly recommend for a traditional coffee and dessert!

Thank Lori K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Suggested by my guidebook, I went to this restaurant....good food, excellent cakes, good coffee!!! Recommended!!!

Thank flax_75
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to eat here with a family of 5, appreciated the complimentary water Food was great and plenty of options, large quantities. Good selection of coffee and other drinks. Cake was very tempting too! (Ate too much to try it )

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wooow, what an amazing location in la fortuna. You‘ll have everything and it‘s super delicious (breakfast, dinner, lunch or just a simple dessert). The real barista coffee (not filter coffee) is amazing as a european I can just recommend that place to be!

Thank hackit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel clerk recommended Rain Forest Cafe when we asked her for a good place to sit and enjoy some coffee on a rainy afternoon. After reviewing the rather extensive menu–including more than a dozen interesting coffee concoctions–we decided to stay for dinner... and dessert....More

Thank C323S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing coffee, empanadas and even better dessert. I came here three times; once for dinner, once for dessert and once for breakfast takeaway. For dinner, I had a chicken empanada and the pineapple basil drink. I had read online that the empanadas are the best...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best food in Costa Rica so far and have been here for a week. Had breakfast here twice having the “two for two” bacon eggs and pancakes with coffee and orange juice. Was so good. Had mixed burritos when we came here with our group...More

Thank jordansmith711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and very affordable prices! A very big menu to choose from. Everything from typical food to quesadillas, burritos and even pasta and meat. We tried a wide selection and everything was very good.

Thank Ana Cristina A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was here as I didn't have anything planned so decided to treat myself to a breakfast. It's had their traditional coffee which had an interesting flavour, I do not normally take milk with my coffee but had to one this occasion. I had the...More

Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely tipico coffee and fresh fruit platter for breakfast on my first day. They also do delicious cakes, the banana cake was really good.

Thank JO B
Nearby HotelsSee all 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Hotel La Fortuna
548 reviews
.03 miles away
Pura Vida Hotel & Restaurant
25 reviews
.11 miles away
Hotel Monte Real
369 reviews
.11 miles away
San Bosco Inn
728 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Tierra Mia
549 reviews
.12 miles away
Organico Fortuna
177 reviews
.10 miles away
La Forchetta
228 reviews
.06 miles away
Kappa Sushi Fortuna
321 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Espiritu Santo Coffee Tour
130 reviews
.10 miles away
Bill Beard's Costa Rica
56 reviews
.03 miles away
Onirica Art Gallery
30 reviews
.13 miles away
Arenal Rafting
873 reviews
.22 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
November 7, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from huberth u | Property representative |
Thank you for your comment, it is a pleasure to serve you.
Google Translation
February 2, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from StephTranel |
No I think it was red. It was more like tobasco than salsa. It had big slices of onion in it. Maybe peppers too.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $30
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Metros Sur del Parque 125, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 7239
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing