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Lava Lounge Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7365
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This little place was super friendly and had a ton of great atmosphere. I loved the eclectic music choices and it was a nice place to unwind after going going going. Definitely go!! The prices are pretty decent too!

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Thank harryturpin77
Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our meal was fine - not great, not bad. But that's not why you should come here - it was such a fun scene full of all kinds of characters - both locals and tourists! Large variety of alcoholic drinks and wait staff was great. Hung out all night it was such fun. Restaurant cat and dog also were entertaining!... More 

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Thank Lawrence D
Puerta Vallarta
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a cool little spot in La Fortuna. Service and food was good and we really liked the vibe! Nice open air restaurant in town to chill and check your facebook page.

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Thank Kaakeman
Brunswick, Georgia, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun, friendly place for drinks and fresh food. The best guacamole ever. Ragae music on Saturday night. We stopped for drinks, but stayed for food and music.

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Thank Tony W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of our favorite places to visit and we loved the food. The wait staff was not very friendly, which was odd. Most places have very friendly staff. But, since we loved the food, we will be back.

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Thank Julie I
Charlevoix, Michigan
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked around looking for a relaxed place and were greeted by the restaurants dog which we enjoyed. They give a portion of their sales to the dog rescue center. Fun atmosphere, make sure to see the video on the eruption of Arenal mountain 10 years ago, very interesting.

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Thank momrick
Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First off...I don't like beer. Never have but I am trying to like beer as sometimes I come across a "Craft Beer" that is exceptional. Lava Lounge has a large selection of local Craft Beers as well as Domestic/International brews.

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Thank westleyanson
Dripping Springs, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Lava Lounge because it was recommended by one of our guides. The first thing we noticed was that 10% of the sales goes to dog rescues.There were even a couple dogs that wandered around the restaurant. I loved that! My companion and I both had local beers and they were delicious. The food was good although it... More 

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Thank Nancy H
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a costa rican breakfast and it was great. Music is nice, staff speaks english and the place has a nice look. In the evening they had a guy play live acoustic reggae music.

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Thank D4reY0u
Fairfax, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here based upon a recommendation from a local guide. The drinks were not good, but the nachos were tasty. It was more of a tourist place, based on the vibe and menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Costa Rican, Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?