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Lava Rocks Cafe

Costado sur de la iglesia catolica La Fortuna | Southside of the church in La Fortuna Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 40-4417, Costa Rica
+506 2479 8039
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (14 reviews)
“nachos” (12 reviews)
“ice cream” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Costado sur de la iglesia catolica La Fortuna | Southside of the church in La Fortuna Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 40-4417, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Traditional foods as well as well known favourites, friendly staff and good service. The cafe is located on one of the main roads into La Fortuna directly across from the church and town square

Thank sharon_l_mc
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Enjoyed a nice lunch with friends. The restaurant was busy but we were not in a hurry and we received our orders promptly. I ordered their ceviche and it was the Best I ever had! Loads of fish!

Thank Indigo55Travels
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Ate lunch, food was ok but nothing special and certainly didnt look like some photos on TA. Felt like tourist prices and dont like when menu prices are in dollars and then you cant pay by credit card in dollars and so they converted to...More

1  Thank Colin S
Ronald M, Gerente at Lava Rocks Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

The prices of our menu products are based on actual production costs and financial standards that allow us to obtain a fair margin of cost and profit always adjusted to the economic reality of COSTA RICA. We can not compare the cost of the products...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Had a couple of nice drinks here while in La fortuna and can't complain! Beers were reasonably priced and the staff were great, what more could you want?

Thank James C
Reviewed 28 June 2017

After dining at Lava Rocks, we opted for gelato for dessert. I chose oreo flavor and my girlfriend chose chocolate chip mint. I thought it was very tasty and my girlfriend loved it very much! We would highly recommend it if you want a tasty...More

Thank Edcellphone
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We only got the gelato. They had a good selection and the ones we picked were good. Prices were reasonable. Service was quick.

Thank jennfis
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Started with a bad face just because I asked for a beer to the long time they took preparing my food , one of the worst places to have a beer or dinner The girls working there doesn't like the people and they will ignored...More

Thank WilliamCR
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The cafe is well placed the and decently done up. The food is just about average and the service minimal. Might look up another place if i visit La Fortuna again

Thank WayfarerIndia
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

As I write this it's been more than 25 minutes since our waitress picked up our payment. Still waiting for the change. My partner asked for the bill once. The next time we saw our server she didn't bring the bill but instead asked if...More

Thank splashfiles
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Bartender was not welcoming and was short with us. We would have stayed but we got one drink and left due to the rude service at several times.

Thank AJT81
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costado sur de la iglesia catolica La Fortuna | Southside of the church in La Fortuna Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 40-4417, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 8039
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