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“The coolest beach bar ever!”
Review of Lola's

Lola's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$16
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Long loved by locals, the secret is out on Lola's fantastic staff serving top-notch organic fare in a beautiful open-air beachfront setting. Gorgeous homemade wooden tables and chairs are set at water's edge under the shade of palm trees and umbrellas. Fresh seared tuna, big healthy salads, Dutch fries, pizzas and all new tacos are the favorites, alongside fruit smoothies, delicious sandwiches and fish & chips! Banana bread, coffee & smoothies starting at 8 a.M. Full menu from 11 a.M. To 5 p.M. Bar open to sunset. Closed Mondays. Cash, Visa & MasterCard.
Montgomery
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“The coolest beach bar ever!”
Reviewed 2 December 2011

Lola's is, by far, the most fun spot in Costa Rica...or maybe anywhere, for that matter. The Avellanas beach is spectacular, the setting is way cool, and the beer is way cold. Though it's a medium-serious stroll from the Beach Club at Hacienda Pinilla, the reward upon arrival is more than worth it. Hand-made wooden tables and chairs in the sand, under palm trees and grass umbrellas are the perfect place for sipping their smoothies and sampling their nachos that have the best guacamole we have ever tasted. Seriously! The fish-and-chips is just right and the pizza is killer. You will see a lot of good-looking surfer girls and dudes at Lola's, but take some cash because, even though they don't take credit cards, you won't want to leave.

  • Visited November 2011
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English first
Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“great choice”
Reviewed 1 December 2011

The food was wonderful (great vegetarian choices), smoothies all natural and delicious. Right on the beach!

Visited November 2011
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I would eat here everyday if I could”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

Just down from the beach from the Marriott where we are staying on Avellanas (little Hawaii) beach. We have eaten here twice in the past week and love the fresh food, in particular the grilled tuna salad with a red pepper dressing. Also ordered the flat bread Artichoke, pizza. A little spendy but the portions are large and delicious. Lolita(?) the family pig entertains and I would definitely bring my kids if they are with you.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Paula H
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MN
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Highlight of our Trip!!”
Reviewed 17 November 2011

We stopped by Lola's for lunch and to see the famous potbelly pig!! It's better than you can imagine... excellent food at a reasonable price, refreshing drinks, and wonderful service!! Lola was in her pen then wandered among the tables until she stolled to the beach to cool off in the water. She is very clean--not annoying at all-- and best of all ENTERTAINING!! Very close to La Posadas.

  • Visited November 2011
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new york
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

Lola's is an amazing place. It's an outdoor bar/restaurant with cool chairs and hammocks located on a beautiful remote beach. The perfect place to sit and relax for a day. Great food, drinks, smoothies and banana bread.

  • Visited January 2011
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