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Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant

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Metros Sur del Parque 125, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7239
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Food here is excellent. Was always nice stopping in here for an empenada and relaxing for a few minutes. If you need food on the go, this is the place.

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We went here twice for meals and both times were great! The wait staff is very polite and full of suggestions. We had the typical casados and the nachos one night and everything was delicious. The 'natural' drinks are very tasty and fresh - we had pineapple one day and 'khas' the other. I recommend the 'executive' casado with the... More 

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Thank A-LShah
West Bay, Grand Cayman
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Nice little coffeehouse. Great cappuccino. It is not on the main drag through town, but on one of the side streets.

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Thank BamaMom2012
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Good food and good service. It was recommended to us and lived up to it's billing. The food was fresh and there was no pressure

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Palm Springs, CA
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Very good food, EXCELLENT coffee, and cool atmosphere. Kids got a kick out of the fact that it was a real rainforest cafe as opposed to the fake chain restaurant in the states. Recommended

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Thank SummerGirl03
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely snack of empanadas at the rain forest cafe. It's tucked away on a side street, so you have to look out for it but a nice meal, generously portioned.

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Thank annincardiff
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great little place for an Americano breakfast when you have had enough beans and rice. Lovely service and good coffee.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

The vibe in the restaurant was rushed and disorganized. Food and coffee was just ok. Typical Costa Rican dishes would not necessary come back, but don't regret coming.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here one day. The coffee milk shakes( we tried the North Pole drink) was delicious and refreshing after our long morning outside. The food was pretty good especially the burrito and plantains. We had to ask our server a couple of times to get water refilled but it was fairly crowded. But, would still recommend based on... More 

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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The Rain Forest Cafe was recommended by our hotel as a typical Costa Rican place to go. Very friendly staff and good food - we're going back tonight...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $30
Cuisine
Fast Food, Latin, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Metros Sur del Parque 125, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?