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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 good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (78 reviews)
“wraps” (30 reviews)
“burger” (46 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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 via mobile

The Staff is extremely friendly however the food was poorly executed. Also, i didn't enjoy seeing bags of cocaine being delt a long side the bar by a few locals. Not my type of place.

Thank bryant312
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped into have a few drinks. The drinks were pricey and not made very well, our server never came back to check on us. There was a guy ,which we have no idea why, was dressed like a Muslim terrorist bomber at the jewelry...More

Thank ekrazon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice surprise. Good food - definitely recommend. Arroz con pollo is excellent. Service was “tico” time. But not bad. Need to relax on vacation anyway.

Thank Brian V
Reviewed 4 days ago

You've probably read when you see prices in American Dollars, you're probably overpaying. That applies here for sure. Everything is overpriced. The portions are small. The service is poor at best. It was busy, but there were still open tables. We (and other guests) had...More

Thank FWH4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not a bad bar with a decent range of craft beers and good atmosphere. However, we were disappointed to find out that they close at 10pm! We only had time for one drink each and had to go to another bar up the road instead...More

Thank Belfastguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The prices are fantastic, and the service is great! Also, I love the location (with an awesome view of Arenal Volcano). When I visit La Fortuna agIn, I’ll be sure to visit Lava Lounge once more.

Thank Cali_Doll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good pick for beer & nachos. Large restaurant with lots of picnic tables or bar tables & chairs. Good service, good location, good food, good music and good craft beer. Would recommend.

Thank Rhinonumber1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d read there is a happy hour here, but not so as I can tell. Also , cocktails are praised. But no evidence of gin in a gin and tonic nor of tequila in a margarita but the martini was right. But you have to...More

Thank WildBillSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a mid-day drink and had a couple of Craft beers. The beers were good and the prices reasonable. There is plenty of seating and a cozy bar at the back to sit at. They offer free internet and the service was good....More

Thank colbox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy ceviche and fajitas! Relaxed atmosphere with cool reggae tunes! Visited here twice while in town.

Thank Susan E
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Questions & Answers
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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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