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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7365
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (79 reviews)
“wraps” (30 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (17 reviews)
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Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

Someone told me there was a good selection of craft beers here, that you could get a selection of four 4oz small glasses. Well, turned out they don't carry that. More importantly, the day I visited they seemed to be out of at least 2...More

Thank SanD1234567
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very good food and great service! I could tell this was a place that many tourists frequent. The portions were large, my husband and I should have split a meal.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Poor and unfriendly service. Higher than average prices, with pretty bland food. Would not go back. Four out of the five of us not pleased with our lunch.

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this place and the bartender was great. The sangria and daquaris were delicious. Love that they support the dog rescue!

Thank Rachael R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food and service (we had fajitas and a sante fe chicken wrap. The atmosphere is great with open air seating in down town. Good prices- we would definitely go back

Thank Tecklund
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here once. Service did not seem very attentive but food was really good and the prices were just as good. Cheapest drinks we found in La Fortuna, food was a great portion. Ordered Nachos for about 9USD and a delicious margarita for about...More

Thank justinrooney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very poor service and my food wasn't great, we were shown a table very quickly but then ignored and other customers who came in later were served before us. would say it's a very young bar. looked great from outside. My chips were cold and...More

Thank Judy3332014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In fairness, we ordered something unusual: we asked for a burger, without the bun, with lettuce instead..the server came and (we thought) confirmed our order...we had wings (which were great), I had pasta (good), but the burger was served by another server, with the bun,...More

Thank dawnnb791
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here tonite for dinner and sat at the bar, def a cool spot for dinner, drinks and service was great too, we had some local beers and chatted with the owner for a bit, real nice guy. It's definitely a must stop if...More

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was amazing. You're not doing yourself any favours by not ordering the suicide wings - they aren't very hot and they are the BEST wings I have ever had in my life!

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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.
2 March 2017|
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Response from Carlos R | Reviewed this property |
it's no expensive ... around $ 15.00 $10
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
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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 2479 7365
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