Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Travel Guide

Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Restaurants

La Choza de Laurel

  • 400 m northwest of church Map It
  • La Fortuna
  • Costa Rican

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The smell of rotisserie chicken, porterhouse steak, and fresh fish bathed in garlic attracts passersby to this open-air restaurant a short walk from the center of town. Wooden picnic tables and a cigar shop storefront replicate an old Costa Rican village, adding a cultural touch to your meal. The menu is overwhelmingly large—as are portions—ranging from pastas and burgers to soups and salads. Stick with local favorites like the black-bean soup with homemade tortillas or the Choza Plate with chicken, rice, beans, chayote, corn, salad, and plantains. For dessert, banana splits are served in half a pineapple so you can eat the bowl.

Restaurant Information


400 m northwest of church, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica

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Published 06/18/2015


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