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Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant

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Metros Sur del Parque 125, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7239
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Typical local food. Be sure to have the "Typical Costa Rican" coffee service. Can be hot at mid-day, but all restaurants here are outdoors.

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Rio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a Franch Toast and it was so ugly! So much cinnamon, and the waiter didn't agree to change it. He said "you still need to pay" And we didn't eat nothing from the dish!

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Thank shmulikk646
West Lafayette, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for dessert and were faced with an array of delicious-looking treats. We had Tres Leches (a traditional Costa Rican dessert) and a chocolate cake topped with a chocolate mousse. Wonderful! Finished with a very good cup of coffee-better than I had at any other restaurant in Costa Rica.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our typical CR meal (steak, beans, rice, plantains, potatoes) w/ an included "natural" beverage (flavor varies but today it was mango). Food was good. Service was quick and friendly. And total cost was 7700 colones (less than $14) for my husband and self.

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Thank dablakes
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for a morning or evening coffee! There is a large assortment of deserts to enjoy while sipping on a hot café americano. Staff was very pleasant.

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Thank bdrpierce
New Brunswick, Canada
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped by for lunch on April 13th and had the beef empanada (not the best) and Arroz con Pollo (very good) to share. I also ordered an tipico Costa Rican coffee in the drip sock which was amazing. Cute little restaurant and good service. Although, the waiter seemed curt and quite serious...maybe due to a language barrier...not sure. Reasonable... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice! Good breakfast and rice and beans. They have lots of delicious cakes. They have high chairs for your little one, and he really enjoyed the food too.

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Thank Rachel P
West Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Hostess was rude - Once we were finally taken to our table we were sat at a table in the pathway of everyone walking by and kids playing in the aisle way. I asked if we could move to another table so we were placed in the back which would have been fine but we had to go find someone... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Lovely waiter, lots of choice. I had the chicken tortilla with guacamole which was absolutely delicious. Fresh avocado and warm tortilla - 10/10!! Smoothies were enjoyed by everyone. A lovely cosy pace with fantastic food and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Visited while in La Fortuna; it was recommended by the reception in my hotel as being a very good place for taste and price. They were right. The prices are really good - very cheap compared to a few other places close by. I ordered the chicken empanada and it was was delicioso. The server was very friendly and helpful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$30
Cuisine
Fast food, Latin, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: Metros Sur del Parque 125, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 7239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?