Fortuna Restaurants

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    Soda La Parada: Cheap & Acceptable

    by Jase1177 Updated Oct 2, 2005

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    This seemed to be a very popular spot with both locals and tourists. It is a small open-air establishment offering a variety of local and not-so-local items. It may look a little dingy but nothing displeasing, unless you are quite a priss. Just find an empty table and seat yourself. After you eat, go to the little booth at the front entrance and tell the person (it was a young woman) what you had and pay there. You can even buy small snacks, gum, or cigarettes from the booth.

    Prices are quite inexpensive for good portions of acceptable food. I had a personal pizza with ham & cheese (yeah, I know - how local & original) and a banana batida. The pizza was decent - nothing to rave about. The batida was a good alternative to the usual ice tea or water.

    If you want something good enough and inexpensive, this is definitely a fair choice, especially for the budget conscious.

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    Don Rufino: Great Breakfasts!

    by Jase1177 Written Oct 2, 2005

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    This was good place to stop in and grab some breakfast (the lunch/dinner menus looked good too). It has a nicer setting with rich wooden tables and bar seating inside and along the sidewalk outside. Staff and other patrons were very pleasant.

    Favorite Dish: I had the Desayno Tipico that included huevos, natilla, rice & beans, fresh tortilla, block of griled cheese, and beverage. This was a really great breakfast for under $5!

    Huevos: I had the scrambled eggs (huevos revueltos), which were quite tasty. They had a hint of onion in them, but not actual onion. It may have been the grill that was used. I loved them.

    Natilla: sour cream, but much different than that in the US. I actually like this version of sour cream. It was richer and butter-like in consistency.

    Rice & beans: good, on par with everything else.

    Tortilla: quite fresh & delicious

    Fried Cheese: this a small block of goats cheese that was fried on the grill/griddle. Not fried cheese like in the US with breading and deep fried. This quite a unique treat and addition.

    Cafe Con Leche: Among the best I had while in CR!

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    Small cafe in La Fortuna: Enjoy the fresh fruit

    by twoinluv Written Apr 30, 2005

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    There are a number of open-air cafes in La Fortuna. We especially enjoyed the fresh fruit (never got sick unlike fresh fruit in Mexico which should be avoided) and we also enjoyed the sailor's rice every restaurant offered. Sailor's rice is rice with a mixture of the day's fresh catch of fish. Add a little tobasco and it is awesome. Oh and did I mention cheap, $5-$7 per person at almost every cafe.

    Tasty fresh fruit
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    Hotel Los Lagos: Costa Rican coffee

    by twoinluv Written Apr 30, 2005

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    Hotel Los Lagos (www.hotelloslagos) provides a tasty buffet with the stay at their resort. It generally consisted of cooked meats and sausages, potatoes, eggs, pico de gallo, breads, fresh juice, cereals, and of course fantastic Costa Rican coffee.

    Typical Costa Rican breakfast
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    Local cafe: Volcano themed Food

    by twoinluv Written Feb 17, 2005

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    All along the streets of La Fortuna are small cafes. Most are open air, covered so you can still eat when it is raining. And the food is volcano themed, as you can see from the rice with the carrots that look like lava. How cute is that. A typical dish such as this, with fresh fish in the rice, potatoes or fries, veggies, would be about $5 per person. Can't beat that price!

    Lava themed food in La Fortuna
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    El parada: More Soda!

    by BEETLE_VERTE Written Feb 7, 2005

    This soda was little more touristic than the El Rio, always more crowded. You have a great view on the central place and all that's going on in town! Always the local meals, but also amazing pizza and weird burger (topped with a slice of ham) and not so good fries. But since I didn't ate them, they didn't charged me for it!

    Favorite Dish: Pizza were pretty good. A nice change from the rice and beans too!

    Casado
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    El Rio: Soda!

    by BEETLE_VERTE Written Feb 7, 2005

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    Soda are little snack-bar like restaurants in Costa Rica. You'll find them everywhere, usually small with a few tables and stools at the counter. They'll serve tipical comidas, or typical meals, usually full plates combining rice, beans, salads, plantain and meat or fish, for a very good price, well under 10$ for two peoples including drinks of freshly squeeze fruits. This one in La Fortuna, openned on two side with view on the city and the Rio Burio, served the best Casados in town!

    You have to try it at least once, for the experience, but hopefully as often as you can for your health, enjoyment of the country and budget!

    Favorite Dish: Fruit juices are fresh and sweet.
    Casados are huge and tasteful and come with a weird little rice and milk desert (some like, some don't). In fact, the plate was so big, I had to switch to just rice (arroz) and meat (con meat en salsa is the best one I think).

    Casado
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  • Nene's Restaurant: Great Food

    by aliang9 Written Jun 5, 2003

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    The staff were very nice. The ceviche is the best I had in Costa Rica. Very affordable as well. The fish cassado was very good. I don't remember the exact address, but if you ask any local cab driver and they will know.

    Favorite Dish: Ceviche and cassado.

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    Buffet Restaurant at the Arenal Hot Spring: Buffet at the Arenal Hot Spring

    by SumTingWong Written May 19, 2003

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    This Costa Rican / Western buffet restaurant has some excellent food. It is cheap and all you can eat. The quality of the food, bith the Costa Rican food and the western food was excellent. I went back for more three times, and I normally don't eat that much, very good, well reccomended. You should definately take a night to go here, eat, take a swim in the hot spring's naturally heated pools, and have a drink. Nice night in Fortuna.

    Volcano Arenal

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    Lava Rocks: Good fruit drinks, and good food too

    by SumTingWong Written May 18, 2003

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    Lava Rocks is a good restaurant locaed in La Fortuna, right under the Arenal Volcano. The food is Costa Rican / Western and is quite good. They also have great fruit shakes (like in Thailand). However, if you don't spaek Spanish you won't have a big problem, but most of the workers at Lava Rocks don't speak english, so here are some useful phrases:

    Chicken: Pollo
    Beef: Carne (de vaca)
    Pork: Cerdo
    Fish: Pescado
    Juce: Jugo
    Water: Agua
    Milk: Leche
    Banana: Platano/Banana
    Raspberry: Mora (Zarzamora)
    Watermelon: Sandía
    Pineapple: Piña
    Apple: Manzana
    Orange: Naranja
    Ice: Hielo
    Cheak please: La cuenta por favor
    Thank you: Gracias
    You're welcome: Con Gusto

    Fortuna
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    Lava Rocks: Nice Lunch Spot

    by easterntrekker Written Apr 4, 2007

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    We stopped here for a sandwich at lunch and it was very good and big serving . Its a nice place to stop for a break , very friendly service and open air for the most part so good for people watching.

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  • El Rancho: Sports Bar - Restaurant

    by Srechko Written Dec 1, 2003

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    This restaurant is a must for soccer fans. When we were there they were showing Costa Rica - Finland friendly game on a big screen. Food is good and portions are big.

    Favorite Dish: Sea Food and ceviche.

    El Rancho
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