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“Great, authentic Costa Rican fare!”
Review of La Choza de Laurel

La Choza de Laurel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We offer typical Costa Rican Food with an extraordinary customer service. But our menu offer other options like pasta, fast food, salads, exotic desserts and many more.
Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great, authentic Costa Rican fare!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife and I wanted good, authentic Costa Rican food. And this was the place to be. It was not too pricey. Outdoor seating. And they are able to accommodate large groups.

If you do not want authentic Costa Rican food, then I suggest going to the other restaurants that cater to a variety of tourist's palate (sushi, American, Italian).

  • Visited December 2012
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Monterrey, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Nice place to eat, but I really don´t understand why they sell havanos in the restaurant shop.

Everything was fresh, good service, but you have to wait a while to get the check.

Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Worth Going”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Pretty good food - we were glad we stopped. This is a casual restaruant where you sit outdoors at picnic tables (under cover). The restaurant is right on the main road through town, but with the parking in front, we did not notice the traffic.
We all ordered the "typico" combination - but each of us opted for a different meat: pork, chicken, fish and beef. All were good.
We noticed that they were also roasting chicken on an outdoor rotisserie, it smelled wonderful!
Service was good and the facilities were clean.

  • Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Too touristic for my liking, still with good food”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

It's is a restaurant with a wide menu, huge portions and great service. I would not say that they are doing haute cuisine there, but it is guaranteed rich food with no great surprises. For sure if you are looking for a hearty good quality food, this is a good choice. A bit expensive too, as any other restaurant in La Fortuna

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Marietta, GA
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent "typico" food, 5 star service”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

We had dinner here on our second night in Costa Rica and we were looking for a "typical" meal and this place hit the spot. The atmosphere is nice though casual and you sit family style on picnic tables. The combo plates were excellent, steak though thin cut was very tasty and the rotisserie chicken great.

The service made me feel like I was eating at a five star restaurant and the staff was very friendly. Go there if you want excellent typical Costa Rican food in the La Fortuna area.

  • Visited December 2012
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