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Lava Rocks Cafe

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub, Costa Rican
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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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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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110 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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.

Thank Scott B
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6 reviews
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.

Thank Helenef4
Munich, Germany
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank KRohrmue
Amelia Island, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank windsurf182016
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9 reviews
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 

Thank Nuala26
Sarasota, Florida
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156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Our tour group had lunch here and the food was good. The gelato was excellent. Nice view... Service was ok..

Thank Janiceboo
saint martin
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

A cool place to Share a drink with your friend in downtown La Fortuna, a super relaxing moment! Pura Vida

Thank ursamajor97150
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We were the only two people here which should have been our first red flag. We sat down and the waitress took 15 minutes to approach us, even though she saw us sit down. We were about to leave when she asked us what to drink. I had asked for a recommendation on a local beer. She gave me one... More 

Thank MileHighDubzy
Coventry, Rhode Island
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This was a pit stop during our shopping day in town. Drinks were yummy and the fried green plantains were delicious as well. Nice view of the volcano and church.

Thank ggfield

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub, Costa Rican
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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?