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Sura Bar & Bistro

Volcano Lodge and Gardens, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Volcano Lodge and Gardens, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good breakfast and lunch, excellent for dinner - with super massive high quality steak and other great food - cool views

Thank Happytraveller4943
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buffet breakfast at Sura is outstanding, with typical rice and beans and tropical fruit, but also pancakes and waffles. The dinner is not so great. The food lacked flavour and seasoning, and the vegetables were undercooked and still crunchy. Furthermore, it was on the...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 25 March 2017

we had a great lunch here. The arroz con pollo and chicken pesto were both excellent. service was nice. Prices were at the typically high tourist levels.

Thank irvingtonevk
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We ate dinner at the restaurant twice on our recent trip. The food was delicious but service was a little slow. The servers were very friendly. The prices were cheaper than the restaurant we went to in town as it includes tax and tip. Great...More

Thank narbuckle
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner one night while staying al the lodge, and we did like the ambiance, although the restaurant is rather big. At night you do not notice this so much, at breakfast this is much more evident. The dinner we had was quite good,...More

Thank 960maartenr
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Make sure you plan on breakfast at least one day - the show put on by the birds is awesome! Also, the view of the volcano is mesmerizing . . .

Thank GoneSouth10
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This is a high end restaurant in the Volcano Lodge and Springs. We were treated like first class guests through the meal. The restaurant is part of the Volcano lodge and Springs. We ate breakfast there twice and dinner once. Breakfast buffet was excellent. Large...More

Thank canadian-eh777
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant twice for supper and twice for breakfast. The included breakfast buffet included typical Tico breakfast, 3-4 fresh fruits, meats and cheeses, waffles, made-to-order omelets, dry cereals, and pastries. There are plenty of options to enjoy before starting your day, and...More

Thank Gina L
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Worth a visit just to see the birds around the extensive bird feeder. The volcanic spring pools were very popular, as we had plenty of rain most days, so the restaurant was a pleasant oasis with excellent menu in the evenings

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The restaurant is on the grounds of the Volcano Lodge and Resort since we were staying there it was lucky for us. Food and staff were very good. Had breakfast and dinner there for at least 3 days and no complaints whatsoever.

Thank mikeginaaa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Volcano Lodge and Gardens, 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
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