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La Choza de Laurel

££ - £££Fast food, , Latin
Meters West Of the Church 400, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2668 1018
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 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 4 weeks ago

I just went there for lunch, but I was really glad I did. I had already checked out the menu online, and knew that I wanted to try the Volcano rice (rice with chicken, spices, etc. all mixed in). It did not disappoint! Also recommend...More

Thank alanstarr
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Wonderful open-air restaurant. Set back from street in a garden type setting. High ceilings and beautiful wood. Service was excellent. You have to order coffee! The waiter comes to you with a cart and grinds the beans by hand then puts them in a typical...More

Thank Littlebigdogmom
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Not usually my kind of place as it's huge and very touristy with quite loud music, but I have to admit the food was excellent and reasonably priced. My family shared the wood roasted whole chicken and it was enough food for the three of...More

Thank Not-Lost-Wanderers
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I ordered some salad dish...they did not have fully veggie meal. I asked them to not have chicken or fish that came with salad from appetizer category - I showed them the photo of the dish I wanted. They brought in good salad, fancy drink...More

Thank Inash P
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We got a little addicted to casado (the lunch/dinner meal found on every menu, with a grilled/pan-seared meat, rice, beans, usually a mini green salad, a plantain thing, maybe an egg, etc.) after eating here. Theirs is very good. We found La Fortuna to be...More

Thank Betsy H
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We went in this restaurant the first evening of our stay in La Fortuna; the place was quite empty; the waiter was friendly; we ordered some typical food, the portions were abundant but the quality was quite poor. Price was in my opinion too expensive,...More

Thank gls70
Reviewed 28 December 2017

It was great to try some local food. I'd only hoped for more interesting flavors besides hot sauces. My chicken dish was pretty dry, suggesting it wasn't freshly cooked. My husband's black bean soup, which is one of his favorite foods ordinarily, was not one...More

Thank VermontGrannie
Reviewed 6 December 2017 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 30 November 2017 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 27 November 2017 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
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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