Where to Eat at Arenal Volcano



Who doesn’t love to eat good food in Arenal?

While visiting the Arenal area make sure you have some time to explore the little, quaint town of La Fortuna.

Although most hotels in the area offer to visitors restaurants within their property, it is a good idea to visit at least once La Fortuna town to try different dining places, there are many options to choose from, from a cultural experience in one of our local “Sodas” where you can mingle with the residents and flavour some unique typical dishes of Costa Rica to fast food and very fancy restaurants for a gourmet experience.

Prices vary from one place to the other but we are sure you will be able to find very nice meals for a very good price.

Are you a vegetarian or have dietary restrictions? That is not a problem, there are options for everyone! Mostly all restaurants will offer vegetarian meals and will commit to any special request you may have, but there are also places where you can find vegetarian meals only, organic food, international dishes and if you like eating meat, this is the best place in the country to have some great cuts as well…

Here are some nice restaurant options we recommend:

Restaurante La Parada: offers an extensive daily buffet with typical dishes, but if preferred can get the A La Carte menu and choose from a variety of Costa Rican and international food. It's very affordable and has a fast service.

Rancho Perla: offers a more upscale menu with great cuts of beef and seafood in a nice, relaxed environment.

Rufino’s Restaurant: Also one of the best in town, with a unique menu which offers fusion meals of Costa Rican food and gourmet dishes.

Orgánico Fortuna: offers delicious, fresh, organic meals and gluten free options.

Restaurant and Café Mediterraneo: amazing italian food and pizza.

Rainforest Café: ideal for a nice coffee, hot or cold chocolate, smoothies and great pastries.

Come and enjoy of a unique dining experience in La Fortuna, ask us for more recommendations and we will be most happy to suggest the best spots for you!