Lava Lounge

International in La Fortuna

This hip, open-air restaurant is a relief when you just can’t abide another casado. There is pizza and pasta, wraps and salads, and loads of vegetarian options. Service can be variable during peak hours, but the picnic tables and palapa (thatched) roof create a cool, rustic vibe. Add colorful cocktails and occasional live music, and the place is pretty irresistible.