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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%
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“banana split” (20 reviews)
“rice” (62 reviews)
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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 28 April 2017

Went here for lunch and it was a really good choice. I had one of their specialities called La Choza Mixed Meats, which are 3 different types of grilled meats plus salad. Really tasty good plus I had a nice mixed fruits smoothie which is...More

Thank AndrewJ25
Reviewed 26 April 2017

just down town of La Fortuna, good Costa Rican food fast service portions are BIG (probably too big for me and my family) very accessible prices consistent quality

Thank Tizoc S
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I was disappointed by this restaurant. The food was mediocre and it seemed more like a tourist trap -- with excessive prices to match -- than an authentic Costa Rican restaurant. For a truly authentic meal, rather than a fake "authentic" mean, we would have...More

Thank joni960
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A variety of Costarrican food, the taste of authentic "tico" cuisine. Well prepared, served and excellent portion size. The "Olla de Carne" is awesome and the size is huge. Also the "casado" a dish that has protein (meat, chicken or fish) rice and beans, salad,...More

Thank Pillyhg
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Our hotel (El Silencio) recommended this place for dinner. It was great! Authentic Costa Rican cuisine served by women dressed in local clothing. Definitely touristy, but as long as you know that going in it's fun. Food was delicious and super reasonable. Outdoors and right...More

Thank Nico L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great local food! Service was great! So was the food! They hand ground the coffee and then hand brewed it!

Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our taxi driver. The fajitas included a grilled plantain half, potato hash, veggies, beans with small tortilla shell, and rice. Everything in this dish was delicious! I also ordered a watermelon juice which was fresh and poured into a nice...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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!...More

Thank Federico G
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
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
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 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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