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“Delicious but not cheap!”

Lava Lounge Bar & Grill
Cuisines: Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
“Delicious but not cheap!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We went on a recommendation of a local and were not disappointed. The sangria and guacamole were delicious. I had the tuna special that was one of the best meals I had on our trip (better than the fish at our 5 star resort)! Great atmosphere and location.

  • Visited May 2013
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Liberia, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A boho restaurant experience”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We came across this restaurant and liked the look of it so we stopped and ate dinner which was very good! Great drinks and great prices!

Visited May 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great find in La Fortuna!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Amazingly good food right in the middle of La Fortuna. Right on the main street with an incredible view of Arenal Volcano. Funky little open-air place with really good food. Both entrees and desserts are delicious. Specials of the day are great!

  • Visited December 2012
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Overpriced low quality food”
Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

The lava lounge is in a really great spot to watch the sun set on Arenal. The owners are also animal lovers and you can see dogs and cats roaming around, which we liked but might not cater to everyone.

However, a restaurant isn't just about location and atmosphere but also about food, and in Costa Rica, we have come to expect good value. At 50$ for two, with a shared appetizer, one beer and one drink with no trace of alcohol whatsoever, I expected to eat something better than dry beef and chicken with unflavorful seasoning on 4 corn tortillas.

All in all, great place to drink a beer or three, but that's it.

  • Visited May 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews
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“great food”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Great location, right in the center of La Fortuna. It's an open-air resturant with great staff and food!

  • Visited April 2013
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