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“Good food but a little expensive”

Lava Lounge Bar & Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Luang Prabang, Laos
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food but a little expensive”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Good food and good sangria, nice place to sit and relax and talk to friends. A little bit expensive, but hey, it's Costa Rica, everything is expensive...

Visited April 2013
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Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

My wife and I ventured in one evening for dinner. We just left another establishment for high prices and lack of "character" to sum it up. We didn't feel like spending 5 star hotel prices for mediocre food - especially after eating at the other places during our vacation that blew our minds away at fractions of the cost. We walked in Lava Lounge because we liked the atmosphere and grew tired of searching for a new place to eat. Unfortunately we weren't impressed and only ordered out of exhaustion.

The menu was simple and limited. I was impressed with the frozen drink menu but the prices were the same as our hotel's ($7 avg). Unless you wanted fajitas or arroz y pollo - you were out of luck for a local dish. The prices were similar to a traditional U.S. bar menu more so than a restaurant.

We shared nachos, I had beef/chicken fajitas, she had a chicken sandwich. We both had a frozen drink, mine being a dirty monkey (I believe - coconut rum, banana liquor, and coffee liquor) which was too strong for my liking. We also split a brownie a la mode (basic ice cream on a basic brownie). All of which ran us around $75. Compared to $30-$40 at other restaurants for better portions and menu options, we should've went to a finer dining establishment (Don Rufinos or similar) for that much money or stayed at our hotel.

To help clarify, we're not cheap nor picky. We chose Lava Lounge based on a few of the reviews, the atmosphere, and location. We simply weren't impressed and felt disappointed. I do hope others enjoy what they have to offer - just not our cup o' tea.

Visited April 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Bar scene”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

This place is okay for young couples or singles. Not recommended for families. The food is very average and service is slow.

  • Visited April 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Solid option”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

A very good option for tourists. Food was good, drinks were good, prices were good. We went for lunch but I'll bet it's a lot more fun at night.

  • Visited April 2013
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Surrey, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Best Sangria in town”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

The place is a little gimmicky, but has a nice ambiance. The reggae music is a little cross-cultural, but it works. Great place to watch locals interacting on the street.

Visited April 2013
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