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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“coconut chicken” (18 reviews)
“fajitas” (83 reviews)
“wraps” (30 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 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

Lava Lounge has an excellent variety- local, pasta, pizza wraps, etc. Everybody can find something to eat. Local, casual vibe with great service and good food. The mojito was excellent too!

Thank Lori P
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed a casual dinner at Lava Lounge. Great local food and craft beer friendly staff. The establishment accepted USDollars as well as Colognes.

Thank VLS88
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went for dinner with my teenage daughter. We sat at the bar so we could talk to the staff and some locals. Everyone was very friendly. Our food was very good, and we ordered the chocolate brownie which is to die for! I tried...More

Thank Rebecca Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Restaurant was great! The sea bass was delicious. Great value. Live music at night. Little gem right in town.

Thank danielleharrington
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is super cool. The food was delicious. We had the nachos some fajitas and beer. Their service was excellent. We were not able to be there for the live music, but they did tell us it goes on most nights. It is an...More

Thank np305
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time here with people in our tour group. Lovely atmosphere..Can't comment on food but the drinks and service were wonderful..it was nice knowing that the owner rescues dogs. Even on a Sunday it was great fun.

Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a blast at this place yesterday for a meal that i just had to come back today for breakfast! Its not only delicious but has a great vibe and staff. Prices are fair for a tourist town. Great view of the arenal volcano! You...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Best sangria I have ever tasted. Great food too! Price was very reasonable. The atmosphere was great!

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lava Lounge is near the “downtown” area of La Fortuna so many nearby shops. Open air restaurant so there’s not an “indoor/outdoor area” relaxed atmosphere, bar with high top table seating and rest of restaurant has picnic tables, and mostly reggae music playing. Good place...More

1  Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, and some of the proceeds go to local Doggo charity which is cool. Mind the imperial as served in cans not bottles. Sangria was decent.

Thank brakeforcake
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Questions & Answers
8 March 2018|
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Response from andrew d | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are ! great atmosphere
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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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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