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Restaurante La Tipica

San Carlos | De Super Cristián 100 Metros Oeste, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7528
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“grilled meat” (3 reviews)
“casado” (12 reviews)
“ceviche” (6 reviews)
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Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
San Carlos | De Super Cristián 100 Metros Oeste, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

This place was just up from my hotel in La Fortuna. I gave it a try for dinner one night and came away very unhappy. First, the burger was OK, not great, but OK. The problem was that the menu only had a plate with...More

1  Thank Quincho Q
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Really convenient spot between La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano with good food and reasonable prices! Ate there a few times. It may get a little busy at times and don't expect the waiter to take your order right away, but he is nice and helpful.

2  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This is my 2nd trip to La Fortuna and La Tipica never ceases to fill my appetite. I love the taste of the wood cooked meats and fish a very nice change from the typical pan fried soda type places. The staff could be a...More

1  Thank jorge b
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We were a large group of adults and kids. The menu was quite varied, from typical Costa Rican to hamburgers and pizza. The meal was good and the staff efficient.

Thank rcfred
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

Plenty of choices at this soda with friendly servers and an outdoor eating area surrounded by local plants. Try the arroz con pollo or a casado plate. The beef was very well seasoned and delicious. Very affordable and not touristy, but menus do provide English...More

Thank 196rndthewrld
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

We went here for lunch this week. The first thing i noticed were the strong gas fumes from the kitchen area. The food tasted okay but was overly greasy. Customer service was eh.

Thank Htown2013
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Stopped at this soda without having read reviews were pleasantly surprised. Food was fairly basic but really good (the guacamole was to die for, and the chips were amazing... more like fried tortilla pieces than typical chips). Great open air setting, good service, and felt...More

Thank travelbug313NH
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We love eating at down home, friendly restaurants which provide a peek into the culture of the country we are visiting. La Tipica did not disappoint. I felt as if we were served the very food that would have been put on the table in...More

Thank dugwik6
Reviewed 23 September 2012 via mobile

Stoped at this place for dinner during my stay at La Fortuna. What had my attention was that it it was wood fire cooked, so we decided to stop and check it out. The place was very humble and the service was excellent. You can...More

Thank Dbo78
Reviewed 5 May 2012

This was the first restaurant we ate at our first night in La Fortuna. We all ordered casado and were not disappointed in the taste.

1  Thank Becky R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos | De Super Cristián 100 Metros Oeste, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 7528
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