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La Choza de Laurel

Meters West Of the Church 400, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2668 1018
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“banana split” (20 reviews)
“rice” (63 reviews)
“pineapple” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Fast food, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Meters West Of the Church 400, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is by far one of my favorite places and I've recommended it to so many people. It may be a little "touristy", especially when there are so many tourists there BUT I absolutely love the food and atmosphere. For first timers to Costa Rica,...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This place was recommended to us by our driver and we are glad we listened, we ordered the casado con brickwood bbq chicken and it was DELICIOUS! The chicken was very moist and tender and the plate was very large. If you are looking for...More

Thank starletperalta
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Don't bother. View of a parking lot and Main Street. Food is really barely passable. Service was great though and it was cheap.

Thank Drmomtravel
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Overall, it was delicious! They make their own chili sauce variations, which are very aromatic and delightfully spicy. Just the amount of salt in fish, rice, and soup was the blind spot. Way too salty. Hope that next time it ain't that salty. I recommend...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Ate lunch at this restaurant. The selection was very good and tasty local food. We also had fruit juice which was one of the best we had and again, the size of hte drink was large.

Thank 1a2000
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Large portions of authentic, hearty Costa Rican fare and wonderful agua frescas made with fresh fruit make Laurel's the place to eat. It's not fancy or "fusion"--just good home cooking Costa Rican style.

Thank Dhappel54
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Huge portions and large seating areas seemed ready for large tour buses. Would think only tourists eat here. Food was OK, with large quantity. Plates could easily feed two people, and felt like we wasted a lot of food, so didn't seem a good value....More

Thank PattyB789
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We chose this restaurant because it was suggested in our guide book. I wouldn't recommend it. Both my dinner and my husband's dinner was very bland.

Thank Bfairon0524
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We chose this restaurant based on the recommendations we saw in TripAdvisor. However, we were EXTREMELY appalled by the quality of their chicken and fish. We ordered the ceviche, a grilled chicken and grilled beef dish. The tilapia in the ceviche as well as the...More

Thank Moq_hasan
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Our group of 13 visited this restaurant with high hopes as a local recommended it...mostly we were disappointed. The pina colada was the highlight as they decorated the pineapple with eyes, nose, mouth, etc. The steaks were tough and the margaritas bitter, until we asked...More

Thank T Q
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters West Of the Church 400, 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 2668 1018
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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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