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La Choza de Laurel

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$$ - $$$
Fast food, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Spanish
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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurant that serves typical Costarican food in CR!!! The waitress are dress in the traditional dress. And if you ask for coffee they will grind it front of you, and make it the traditional way.

Thank Guilder M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

we went to La Choza de Laurel, and we had casados with beef, and fish and chicken and natural smoothies, good was pretty good and staff and service was great. we would recommend to eat there if you are in the La Fortuna/Arenal Area

Thank CG-Katy
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We ordered the specialty (chicken) and it was very good. It was accompanied with corn tortillas (delicious) and sauces. Also, the Te frio (iced tea) was really nice - had lime flavor and was a nice change of pace. This is a great place to take kids/families as it is informal yet good.

Thank K A L
Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

It seemed like such an inviting place. It is open air, has a great atmosphere, but be prepared to wait and then wait some more. We thought that 2:00 pm would be off-peak but that certainly was not the case. There were maybe nine tables in the restaurant and lunch took 1 hour and 45 minutes. There were plenty of... More 

Thank Kevin P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you want to eat good, have great shakes with fresh food and good coffee! La Choza del Laurel is he place to visit. The staff is great. I have a picky eater who was in love with their chicken fingers. Highly Recommended!!!

Thank Elisabet S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I took my family here to try to ween them off some of the more touristy restaurants. It's not exactly a soda (C.R. snack bar) but it has good local food, great batidos and they do coffee as a tableside preparation. Also great for kids.

Thank dbaaronson
Fontana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Came to this restaurant at the suggestion of a local and we were very pleased. Prices are great. I got the "typical" lunch meal. Portions were huge. Food was tasty. Service was good as well. Other items on menu also looked great. We got nachos to share and again portion was large and food was great.

Thank jgmilius
Concord, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Dinner Was Seriously Overpriced & Just Ok! We ordered a plate for two and it had 2 small pork ribs, a small tough steak, a chicken thigh and leg and some shrimp in garlic. The sides were small too. We thought it was $28 for the plate when we ordered and it was $28,000 colones!!! Turns out to be over... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This restaurant had good local food served by a very pleasant staff. Price was good with large portions.

Thank NewJerseyTravelinMan
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Open air eating that is great quality, local food that is served in a friendly atmosphere and is really good value. An excellent place for lunch or dinner

Thank ChrisDA_12

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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, Spanish
Breakfast, 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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?