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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (14 reviews)
“nachos” (13 reviews)
“ice cream” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here and plan on dinner before we leave the LaFortuna area. The traditional Costa Rican fare was delicious and we will definitely eat there again!

Thank janellen50
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Hands down the worst service I have received in Costa Rica. Server was rude, food was slow. Server visited the table twice over the course of an hour. Avoid at all costs.

Thank gwalter91
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Our Collette tour group stopped here for lunch after a morning outing. We were given the option to go anywhere in La Fortuna, but we wanted to try out Lava Rocks as did most of our group. I’m so glad it was one of the...More

Thank LydiaLLD
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Our family stopped in on the way to dinner (elsewhere) one evening last week. Centrally-located. Drink menu pretty extensive for the area. We had mojitos, bloody mary's, red sangria and passion fruit juices for the kids. Service was okay, place was clean, upbeat music and...More

Thank christigpa
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This is the first time eating at this restaurant and the overall experience was good! The menu offered a variety of food items. The food we ordered was very good! The food was served hot and fairly quickly! Our waitress was very attentive! The restaurant...More

Thank Carlos T
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Nice, clean and conveniently located near the hostel I was staying. It took a bit more than I am used to time for food to come after I ordered. I forgot the name of the dish but it was with fish, potatoes and veggies. It...More

Thank Inash P
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We ate here for dinner one night. They are centrally located across from the square, have ample seating and quite a big menu. The prices are average for the area. The service was just okay, the food was just okay. Presentation was good, I had...More

Thank ATR210
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We stopped in for lunch after one of our tours. They had great traditional Costa Rican food. The staff was super friendly, great service! They do serve craft beer. Recommend to visit this place.

Thank GreenEyeGurl
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a mid-morning beer and had a couple of draft Imperials, sitting at the bar in the rear. The bar area is large, with lots of seating. There are a couple of TV’s that were on sports channels. Nothing unique. Just a...More

Thank colbox
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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