Farm to table fresh food in an open air dining room with breathtaking views
The Lava Lizard Restaurant features farm to table fresh food in an open air dining room with a breathtaking view of Arenal Volcano. Wholesome meals are prepared with many organic ingredients from the Leaves and Lizards farm. While you eat, enjoy a rainbow of birds visit the feeders just outside the dining area. A truly unique experience! We offer a variety of options for those that are meat eaters, gluten free, vegetarian, lactose free and vegan. (Menu is subject to change)
Enjoy a signature cocktail at our poolside Tiki Bar. The bar features hand-crafted sculptures of Costa Rican wildlife, including a life-sized crocodile! Keep an eye out for the Lava Lizard himself keeping watch over the bar.
We make fresh bread for dinner, daily. We make our own sandwich bread, English Muffins and deserts too! Our home churned ice cream and tropical fruit sorbets are hard to resist! Soups are crafted with our own produce or locally sourced. Try our cooking tour and learn to cook traditional Costa Rican foods with our ladies in our kitchen! No experience necessary or Spanish, just a hearty appetite and lots of hand gestures!
Foods organically produced at Leaves and Lizards:
Milk, Cream, Sour Cream, Butter, Buttermilk, Cheese, a variety of fruits and vegetables, Chicken, Eggs, Beef, and Pork.
Since all of our food is made fresh to order and the Lava Lizard is only open for our guests, reservations are required for Lunch and Dinner.
Tipping: In Costa Rica there is a mandatory service charge of 10% added to your bill, as well as 13% tax. Thanks!
*Menu is subject to change based on availability of ingredients.
Option #2: 3 Course Dinners offer our vegetation option and vegan upon request or as noted
Juice and coffee are included. Soda, beer, wine, and mixed drinks are available for purchase. Our food is made to order and farm to table fresh, please remember to sign up daily. If you do not choose and have indicated you will eat with us, we will prepare Option 1. We cannot change your order at meal service.
Traditional White Bean Soup (V, GF)
Option 1: Caribbean Shrimp with Coconut Rice and Salad (GF) $24
Option 2: Stir Fried Vegetable in Caribbean Sauce with Crispy Tofu, Coconut Rice and Salad (V, GF) $19
Dessert of the Day
Costa Rica Coffee or Tea
V =Vegetarian / GF= Gluten Free *Vegan Option Upon Request