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Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant

Metros Sur del Parque 125, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7239
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (48 reviews)
“cake” (40 reviews)
“chicken burrito” (16 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Fast food, Latin, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Metros Sur del Parque 125, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch on our way to see Volcan Arenal. The waiter was helpful in suggestions for lunch. My husband and I shared chicken fajitas which were really tasty. The waiter recommended we share and there was plenty of food for the two...More

Thank LaurieinNC
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day of hiking and touring the area we wanted to get out of our hotel for dinner and the Rain Forest Cafe was recommended to us by the front desk. We took a cab to the restaurant and as we pulled up...More

Thank Crawford99975
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Rain Forest Cafe on a recommendation from our guide. The coffee was excellent, and since it was approaching lunch hour, we decided to grab a bite to eat as well. I had a beef empanada and we shared a caramel empanada for...More

Thank DHT22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel had recommended this place so we tried it for supper one evening. I had a burrito that was very good and my partner had the casado executive which was very good value and came with a glass of delicious maracuya (passion fruit) juice....More

Thank PicMorDaisies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast one day and came back for coffee and cheesecake later in the day. My boyfriend and I both got desayuno tipico (I got the mini which doesn’t come with coffee but was plenty of food). A great hearty breakfast before...More

Thank emilyclove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn’t really need another recommendation - it is already #1 as of this writing. However, all true coffee lovers should at least stop in for the Mocha Latte - the Best! And if you eat here, I highly recommend the “Casado” (typical CR...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a Cafe con Leche and a bite with friends. Had to order pieces of cake (marble loaf, orange loaf and pineapple upside down cake), MMMmmm mmmmmm mmmmm, Cafe's all had designs drawn in the milk and the cake/loafs were all so good,...More

Thank handal99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and coffee in an upscale setting. Attentive staff, clean and tidy atmosphere, and even a bookshare shelf.

Thank laurabluewaters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to choose from on the dinner menu, good for breakfast but not usually open on time so no good if you have early pick up.

Thank cjwlutton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is restaurant is popular with Tourists and Ticos and is conveniently located about a block from the Central Park in downtown LaFortuna . It serves typical tasty Costa Rican food served in large portions. It has free WiFi and lots of coffee drinks. I...More

Thank jronkowski
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8 November 2016|
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Response from huberth u | Property representative |
Thank you for your comment, it is a pleasure to serve you.
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3 February 2015|
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Response from StephTranel |
No I think it was red. It was more like tobasco than salsa. It had big slices of onion in it. Maybe peppers too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 30
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Metros Sur del Parque 125, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 7239
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