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“Yummy & Reasonable Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

Lava Lounge Bar & Grill
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2479.7365
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Cuisines: Bar, Costa Rican, American, Latin
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yummy & Reasonable Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We had lunch here and the food and drinks were very good. I especially enjoyed a very tasty Bloody Mary. The restaurant is located in town on the main drag and is open-air. The view of the volcano is incredible and the staff is friendly. We met the owner who is an animal lover and is very involved in rescuing strays and finding them good homes (big problem in Costa Rica). Kudos to him!!

Visited August 2013
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Montreal
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fun place and great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We ate at the Lava Lounge twice in two days during our stay at La Fortuna.The ambiance is fun and friendly.The food was very delicious.The drinks are cold and this place is enjoyable for everyone.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Right atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

So one thing that was clear when eating in Costa Rica was that the locals lack the experience of creating an inviting dining atmosphere. There was rarely if ever music playing and the servers were all business and a bit stiff so going to the Lava Lounge it is immediately apparent that this place is owned by an American. The food was not bad but also not THE BEST ever either what really stood out was the lighting, the reggae music and the servers swirling around refilling drinks and checking on the customers.

The menu was very American with a beachy feel to it which worked perfect for our picky eaters in the group, the drinks were tasty and while it was not the cheapest meal in CR it was worth it overall.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Livonia, Michigan
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, easy to find, great service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We arrived shortly after they opened and we were the only ones there. There were a few things on the menu that weren't available, but we didn't mind as they told us up front. We were admiring some of the souvenirs on the walls, particularly a cool coffee bean bag that we'd see all over the country. We asked them about it and although they weren't selling theirs, they did give us a little one free of charge! The food was good, and we enjoyed the Te Frio (best kind of ice tea ever!) and some wraps. A great little stop on the way through town!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“costa Rica 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great place to eat with great service and delicious food and good value for the price. Service was fast and efficient and correct. Loved the sidewalk service

Visited August 2013
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