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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7365
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“wraps” (30 reviews)
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Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great spot to eat and drink! Scott (owner of restaurant) rescues dogs so some of them are in the restaurant. They are extremely friendly and clean. Made the experience that much better.

Thank Dee E
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We all had a nice fulfilling lunch and we saw that they were busy every night. This is a nice local spot to eat and have drinks. There ceviche is very good!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this place because one of our tour guides told us about the dog rescue they do and we wanted to support them. The food was very good and large portions although a bit pricey... worth it for the dogs though! Some pups...More

Thank Sadie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant, great food, reasonable prices and dogs everywhere that are healthy looking and not beggars. They take Donations to help homeless dogs. Great music was playing and close to walk in town.

Thank tandmgroup
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four os us came here for dinner. It seems to be always fairly busy and they had a guy playing guitar and singing reggae music. There are a few tables where people are selling jewellery etc. The tables are wooden with benches so not the...More

Thank midnitewind
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like my food and coffee. This place was fine, it seems to deal more for Americans coming in to the bar and drinking. All the prices are in dollars although you can pay in colones. We tried it twice, once for takeaway coffee and...More

Thank cozzie121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the steak quesadillas and chicken nachos!! Amazing food and great value!! In the middle of la fortuna and easy to get to.

Thank Danielle K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on our first night. Great atmosphere, the food was good- but on the pricey end. We love eating at local authentic places and this has more of a tourist vibe than a local "soda" vibe/ price. Still good- but def geared towards...More

Thank rebeccarinko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the craft beer. This is a good llace to stop for breakfast or lunch. The coconut shrimp was yummy.

Thank lesliewtason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greeted by an American ex-pat, we immediately loved the atmosphere and energy of the place. We had our first local Tico IPA, enjoyed tasty bar food, and listened in to tales of local adventure by the many tourists around us. It's a place that makes...More

Thank Edward G
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What's the price range at your restaurant?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Ron K | Reviewed this property |
Very cheap and great food, at least 1/3 the price than at the local resorts.
What's the price range of your entrees?
2 March 2017|
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Response from crisadriog | Reviewed this property |
European prices. It is not expensive for Europe but expensive for Costa Rica, I believe. However, the food is delicious and the cocktails are amazing. The atmosphere with the live music is fantastic. Recommended 100%! :-)
Which nights do you have live music?
8 April 2016|
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Response from lavalounge | Property representative |
Hola! Thanks so much for contacting us, we have live music every Wednesday & Saturday night from 7-10pm. We hope to see you here! Have a great day :) Bree Lava Lounge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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 2479 7365
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