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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” (76 reviews)
“wraps” (30 reviews)
“burger” (44 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

This is a good restaurant to grab some food, and a couple beers. It's got a very island, laid-back feel. The staff is very friendly, and speak fluent English.

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the Lava Lounge for lunch and it was pretty decent. An advantage of this place was that they actually had a beer list, not pretty common in Costa Rica. We had an appetite for hamburgers and both the ones of my girlfriend...More

Thank Azure_Taster
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's expensive for what it is. Probably quality atmosphere in high season, but not much going on in October.

Thank Daniel9990
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was good as was the service. My husband had the fajitas which were great. We split the chopped salad which I also recommend. The rainforest pasta was not amazing.

Thank Mikaela S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lava Bar & Grill was a great stopping off place after a hot day's treking in the Arenal National Forest area. Good food cool drinks and great ambience - Pura Vida!!

Thank hols4eva2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible service, worse food. They served us after an hour. Ignored us. And the food was not good at all.

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went two times to this bar while we were in Cosa Rica! Great food and wonderful live music! I will reccomend this place for sure.

Thank Силви К
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling with my son, daughter-in-law and 3 year old granddaughter who had been to this area and eaten at the Lava Lounge Bar and Grill before with good recommendations. So glad we took them on their suggestion! We shared a huge platter of...More

Thank Gay I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to me by my Air B and B host. Went here once for dinner and once for lunch. Both times very satisfied. The nachos, salad and burger I had were all terrific. They also serve Costa Rican micro brews. Food is a tad pricy...More

Thank smeissne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just popped in for a drink before going for a (pre-booked) meal elsewhere - we were very close to ditching the booking and staying on here ! Great micro-brewery beers and cocktails, and the food menu looked amazing. We only had a nibbler -...More

Thank Ken M
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, 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
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