If you ever find yourself vacationing near Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, don’t miss a stop at Red Frog Coffee Roaster, a traditional open-air soda in the heart of La Fortuna.
La Fortuna is one of our favorite vacation spots. The people are kind and hospitable, the food is amazing, and there are so many outdoor activities to enjoy!
Red Frog Coffee Roaster is fabulous whether you go for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In fact, we found ourselves returning time and time again for some of that incredible freshly roasted coffee and their delicious Costa Rican meals.
For breakfast, you can’t miss their famous Arenal Roasted Ice Coffee. It is so smooth and delicious, I wish we could transport it here to the U.S. The beans are grown by Vista al Valle coffee farm located in Naranjo, Costa Rica.
The iced coffee really pairs well with Erica’s World Famous Banana Bread, a signature item at the restaurant which is served with fresh tropical fruits and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
They also have delicious fresh squeezed juices, and of course the typical Gallo Pinto breakfast.
When we went back for lunch, we all tried something different so we could taste everyone else’s dishes. We ordered the Costa Rica Chimichanga, Tico Taco with salad and fries, a traditional Chicken Casado, and a seafood casado with all the sides.
We were really pleased with all of our dishes, and wished we had a longer stay in La Fortuna so we could try more of their menu items.
Of course, we had to sample some of their alcoholic beverages, which were so fresh and delicious. One of my favorites was the Pina Colada, served with a fresh wedge of pineapple. No matter what you order on the menu, the presentation is spot on!
Before you leave, be sure to check out their little shop inside. We stocked up on several of their signature hot sauces, which are all amazing! (We are a bit of hot sauce snobs, haha.) You can also check out some of their Costa Rican coffee making equipment in the back of the restaurant.
Red Frog is located in Alajuela Province, Arenal, La Fortuna. For more information, you can contact them on WhatsApp +506 8701 7987.