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La Choza de Laurel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fast food, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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400 meters west of the church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2668 1018
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has excellent food quality . Their 'casados' are very good and huge! Steak and Roti chicken are their specialties . Their fish ceviche is also excellent. Ask for their home made 'hot chili pepper' sauce & pickled hot peppers with onion & veggies! Delish!

Thank Federico G
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Nice staff but the meat flavor was no good and the Sirloin was not tender! the waitress were very nice!

Thank Patricia P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Genuine and kind staff. Servers and bartenders were great. After a few bad experiences close by, this was the best we had in La Fortuna. Great tasting and fresh food... good sauces. Love that they hang bananas for the local birds- saw many beautiful ones.

Thank Htl77
Boynton Beach
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Our hotel recommended eating here and we are so glad we did! Delicious food, very fresh, good variety. The women wear traditional dresses. We saw someone getting a fresh ground coffee...smelled wonderful!

Thank Testemall
Summit, New Jersey
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our hotel steered us here. The food was quite ordinary and this felt like a tourist trap rather than a local experience of the typical food.

Thank NJGreens
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I noticed this restaurant whilst out for a walk exploring the area so decided to pop back for lunch. All of the waiting staff were very attentive and friendly. Our drinks order was taken within minutes and brought over promptly. My partner had rotisserie chicken and I had steak skewer. Both were delicious! Very generous portions. To... More 

Thank Bekki H
Leadville, Colorado
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We came here early evening on a rainy night. Good food, service, and cold beers. We chose the "special" a great sampler meal, but ask the price first (a little pricey).

Thank n0zeb
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I really like this country.. Great people, great nature, best coffee ever, pura vida happiness BUT so far, "food - money- atmosphere" triangle really disappointed me until we ate in " la choza de laurel" ... very frienly, casual atmosphere, Big portion great salads , nicely done chicken & vegetables soup ... nice costa rican music ... yes it looks... More 

Thank Selizoscar
Hobart, Australia
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We were told this was a good place for local food. We were not disappointed. The service was good, the meat well cooked and the vegetables fresh and beautifully cooked. It was more expensive that one would like at about 10k each.

Thank Tasilee
Ballan, Australia
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A group of us visited this restaursnt and enjoyed wonderful company and wonderful food served by friendly and efficient staff. Good food with a choice of local typical and exotic foods.

Thank Arthur C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 meters west of the church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2668 1018
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?