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La Choza de Laurel

Meters West Of the Church 400, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2668 1018
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (64 reviews)
“pineapple” (30 reviews)
“steak” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Fast food, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Meters West Of the Church 400, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great typical Costa Rican food. I had the beef flautas with plantains, black beans and so much more. Costa Rican coffee beans ground and made at the table. Delicious. Very uncrowded. Not to miss. So much better than most of the places in La Fortuna.

Thank seatravelerSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very expensive compared to what you actually get... I took a hamburger... it was small, not a lot of French fries at all and the cheese was terrible...

Thank dansM3733FQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a group of friends to enjoy our last night in la fortuna. We were looking for a place that could accommodate vegan meals, a gluten free meal as well as the meat eaters in the group. The service was good. The food...More

Thank gmacOntario_Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our only regret was that in October they do not serve breakfast. the staff is always so friendly, and make artful pina coladas.

Thank mcvilleme
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is by far one of my favorite places and I've recommended it to so many people. It may be a little "touristy", especially when there are so many tourists there BUT I absolutely love the food and atmosphere. For first timers to Costa Rica,...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This place was recommended to us by our driver and we are glad we listened, we ordered the casado con brickwood bbq chicken and it was DELICIOUS! The chicken was very moist and tender and the plate was very large. If you are looking for...More

Thank starletperalta
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Don't bother. View of a parking lot and Main Street. Food is really barely passable. Service was great though and it was cheap.

Thank Drmomtravel
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Overall, it was delicious! They make their own chili sauce variations, which are very aromatic and delightfully spicy. Just the amount of salt in fish, rice, and soup was the blind spot. Way too salty. Hope that next time it ain't that salty. I recommend...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Ate lunch at this restaurant. The selection was very good and tasty local food. We also had fruit juice which was one of the best we had and again, the size of hte drink was large.

Thank 1a2000
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Large portions of authentic, hearty Costa Rican fare and wonderful agua frescas made with fresh fruit make Laurel's the place to eat. It's not fancy or "fusion"--just good home cooking Costa Rican style.

Thank Dhappel54
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters West Of the Church 400, 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 2668 1018
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We offer typical Costa Rican Food with an extraordinary customer service. But our menu offer other options like pasta, fast food, salads, exotic desserts and many more.
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