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Lava Rocks Cafe

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Costado sur de la iglesia catolica La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40-4417, Costa Rica
+506 2479 8039
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice place with a great ambiance. The food was excellent and they have fantastic soup. The service was friendly and very efficient.

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Thank Paul K
Cambridge
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in La Fortuna for a break on our journey and wanted something cool at lunchtime on a hot day. They had an excellent selection of gelato flavours - passionfruit, coconut, coffee and rum and raisin were all delicious.

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Thank scarletgleam
Southgate, Michigan
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can only speak to the gelato here. We tried it on recommendation of one of our tour guides who lives in La Fortuna. I'm not much of an ice cream guy (I know I know its gelato not ice cream), but nonetheless I was impressed. I could've ate a pound of the peanut flavor.

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Yatton, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate here last month on the recommendation of our tour guide, and it was fine but that's all. We both had tacos (which were huge) and beers. The food was goodish, the beers were cold and the service was prompt, so nothing to complain about but nothing to rave about either. I paid US$35 (which included... More 

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Thank Jonathan K
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We didn't know anything about this place. We were hungry and just happened to be near this place. It turned out to be a very pleasant experience. They customized the food for us as we are vegetarians and vegans.

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Thank jawa13
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I came here on my honeymoon and ordered chile rellano with shrimp. Holy moly, whatever sauce they provided on the side was out of bounds!!!!!! You must come here and order this dish. Incredible.

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Thank Scott B
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here with my husband and it was the best lunch we had in la fortuna! We both had the chicken wrap and it was amazing. The smoothies were also good and the prices were reasonable.

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Thank Helenef4
Munich, Germany
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The food in the restaurant was really good. We had a traditional soup with avocado and cheese and the beans with chips. Both were really tasty and the prices were quite cheap as well.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Veggie lunch plate to go looked like the kitchen picked out the veggies from last night's pasta dinner because there were a few noodles in with the veggies (even though it was not part of the dish according to the menu). The food was cold and seemed more like left overs. Restaurant only had 1 other table when I arrived,... More 

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Belfast
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here last week and it was simply amazing. I ordered the coconut chicken and my boyfriend ordered a spicy sausage pasta (I can't remember the name of it). Both dishes were delicious but the pasta was sooo good. This place is a must-visit when in la fortuna. Definitely my favourite place we ate in when we were here.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, American, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costado sur de la iglesia catolica La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?