Serves meat, vegan options available. Specializes in two types of Peruvian cuisine: Peruvian criollo and chifa cuisine. For every dish on the menu, it offers a vegetarian version. Try the vegetarian ceviche and the vegetarian kalu wantan with a pineapple sweet and sour sauce. Open Mon-Fri 12:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 6:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm. Closed Wed.

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88 Reviews

First Review by Drumaniac


Points +36

23 Aug 2023

Beautifully flavoursome

Such flavour filled dishes 💚 Looking at the menu I'll admit that I was not massively inspired. There were 5 main dishes on the vegetarian menu page, we ordered 3 of them and they were all absolutely delicious! The chef is enthusiastic about vegan food and his flare for flavour combinations is extraordinary



Points +19

Mostly Veg
14 Aug 2023

Five Stars best ever!

Happy cow won’t allow a five star for mixed food restaurants. Fair but you all must know this is the best veggie food ever. Seriously, if you find yourself ANYWHERE in Central America then come here and enjoy the best food.

Pros: Delicious , Nicely priced, Good drinks as well


Points +44

12 Aug 2023

Great, even with vegan alterations

We ordered the Causa Vegetariana and they immediately asked if we were OK with the mayo...so we requested no mayo (vegan version) and it was still so creamy and good bcz the potatoes are blended to a creamy consistency. We also had the Tofu Saltado that was on the vegetarian menu. It is a sweet and sour sauce, which I usually don't like, but this was nice a subtle. 4 stars for a nice selection of vegetarian and vegan items and for staff offering the option to make something vegan.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-12

Pros: Good separate vegetarian section of the menu, Staff offered to make food vegan

Cons: A bit hot and stuffy in restaurant


Points +145

19 Jul 2023

It was so good, we ate here twice!

We ate dinner here both the nights we were in town, the food was that good. The vegan options are clearly marked, and the owner is very helpful with helping you to choose. The food is so flavourful, you really have to come here to appreciate how good it is. There's a nice ambiance and you can see the open kitchen when the food is being prepared - always a good sign!


Points +954

27 Jun 2023

Tasty and filling

Many vegan options, tasty, fair prices, great service, friendly staff.

Pros: Many vegan options, Tasty, etc.


Points +1083

15 May 2023

Excellent food

We had a wonderful time at La familia feliz. Staff was super nice and the food was wonderful. Recommend it!


Points +506

11 May 2023

Delicious, unique cuisine

The food here was fantastic! Tons of vegan options and everything is super fresh and perfectly seasoned. Some really unique dishes too that I've never encountered elsewhere. Definitely the culinary highlight of La Fortuna, don't miss it! We loved the artwork on the walls, too!

Pros: Fresh, delicious food, Unique, Nice ambiance

Cons: A bit slow but it's cause it's cooked fresh!


Points +32

01 May 2023


I don’t know why HappyCow won’t let me give this place 5 stars, because it was legitimately some of the best food my sister and I have had in our lives. The family who runs it is so sweet, and the vegan options are OUT OF THIS WORLD. I cannot oversell this place- we went two night in a row and brought our friends from the hostel and they all agreed - vegan or not, it’s incredible food. I wish they would move to my city, it’s honestly that good.

Pros: Amazing flavors/textures, Lots of vegan options, Wonderful staff


Points +105

28 Mar 2023

Funky Fun Fusion

The menu is laid out clearly, making vegan options obvious. And there's a good selection to choose from! I ate here twice and enjoyed it both times. The Peruvian Wontons are a real winner, and I had a frosty pineapple drink that was one of the best things ever - especially on a hot La Fortuna afternoon. This is my wife's favorite place in La Fortuna, and I certainly look forward to going back there.

On non-food notes, I should say that the large, varied collection of art on display was notable and appreciated. And the owner was extremely friendly and helpful, both with info about the restaurant itself, and the community.

Pros: Good food, good drinks, Good value, Good art


Points +646

20 Mar 2023

5-star vegan food

I wished I could rate this place 5 stars as the food really was superb with incredible smoky and fruity flavours. It was like an explosion of different aromas, so do not miss to grab some food at this place when you are in La Fortuna. The owner is incredibly friendly, helpful, knows a lot about foods and health benefits and above all has a great world view and inclusive approach.

Pros: Amazing flavours, Many vegan options , Inclusive approach, super friendly service


Points +41

20 Mar 2023

Delicious food

It was a lovely stay with friendly staff and delicious food.

Pros: Friendly owner, Good selection of vegan food


Points +1134

22 Feb 2023

Must Try!!!!

We came here for our Valentines Day dinner on our vacation and would go back so fast!!!! The owner came to greet us and explained everything that could be vegan, which is a lot!!! The food was sooooo fresh and flavorful. I've never had true Peruvian food, just items typically used. I am now a massive fan!!!! I love supporting small family businesses. I highly recommend this place!!!!!

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-22


Points +71

04 Feb 2023

Beautiful Peruvian food

This is the first time I’d tried Peruvian food and was delicious - truly amazing. The menu could be clearer regarding the vegan options, but like all restaurants I ate at in Costa Rica, the staff were extremely helpful and attentive when asked about it.

The tofu was cooked to perfection and I’ll definitely be looking to try some more food from Peru in the future, though it’ll have a lot to live up to!

Pros: Delicious food, Helpful staff, Cool restaurant


Points +233

31 Jan 2023

Absolutely amazing

Had to go and see why is this place among the top rated restaurants in La Fortuna. And I immediately understood! The food was amazing, the staff was super friendly!

Pros: All vegan options clearly labeled, The waiter was super helpful, Delicious


Points +52

03 Jan 2023

Delicious Tofu Saltado

Lovely little restaurant, can be busy so may have to wait a while for a table but worth it. The tofu Saltado was amazing!


Points +200

30 Dec 2022

Family Owned Peruvian Restaurant in the Middle of Tourist Central

The middle of La Fortuna is a center for tourists. This means you walk through a sudden flourish of pizza and sushi but tucked in is a cute Peruvian restaurant. The food took a little while but the rice was delicious. The service was good, our waiter very aware of what vegan was.

Pros: Vegetarian section, Fun art on walls, Very family owned feel

Cons: Wonton savory filling with super sweet sauce


Points +114

28 Nov 2022

Must try if you’re in town!

Dedicated page of vegan options with English on the full menu, and there are vegan items not on the vegan page as well. The Tofu Saltado was my favourite, and the wontons were very good as well! Good pricing (roughly $10 per dish) and portions.


Points +18

20 Nov 2022

Tasty vegan options

Great options, about 3 with tofu and 2-3 with just vegetables. Noodles, stir fry, but also got to try Chifa options eg sticky tofu and veg with rice and cassava.

Pros: About 5 vegan options, Tasty food, Good portion size

Cons: Waited 15 minutes for a table (good sign!)


Points +36

19 Nov 2022

Sehr lecker!

Ich hatte den Tofu mit Reis und es war wirklich gut. Preise sind fair.


Points +26

11 Nov 2022

Nice family restaurant in La Fortuna

The staff was very friendly. One of the few places that have tofu on their menu. Meals were very tasty and filling.

Pros: Dedicated page on menu, Friendly staff, Inexpensive


Points +25

08 Nov 2022

Peruvian dream

The tiktak (or something like that) was amazing!
A must.

Pros: The vegan options were very yummy. , The service was really lovely, The price was right

Cons: Some dishes are great, some are just good


Points +38

06 Nov 2022

sehr sehr lecker, Empfehlung!!

Ein so netter Besitzer mit sehr leckerem Essen. Ich glaube es waren fünf oder sechs vegetarische Gerichte zur Wahl, die auch vegan zubereitet werden können. Der Besitzer freute sich sehr, dass wir drei vegan bestellt haben 😊

Pros: mehrere vegane Gerichte zur Wahl, so freundlicher Besitzer , Abwechselnde Gerichte


Points +56

05 Nov 2022

Friendly owner, good vegan options, nice atmosphere

The owner was extremely helpful and spoke really good English. The food was really good and it was clearly marked on the menu what could be made vegan. Tofu Saltada was my favourite

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-05


Points +26

05 Nov 2022

Best Vegan food in La Fortuna

The food is amazing, Wonton is really good. Would give this 5 stars if i could!!

Owner is also super friendly and helpful, loads of vegan options but he will talk you through what can be made vegan as well.

Pros: Great food, Friendly owner, Good atmosphere


Points +3261

25 Sep 2022


It was really tasty and the plates were decent size. Good quality-price!


Points +6114

28 Jul 2022

Best vegan food in the area!

You need to go here! The food is filling, and there's an entire page on the menu dedicated to vegan options. Everything is labeled so well, it even shows on the menu when egg is in a dish. The app doesn't let me give 5 stars but they deserve it. The service is the best out of all the restaurants I've tried in the area, and the owner cares a lot about making great vegan food. I got the Tofu Saltado and Kam lu Wantan, both were delicious. The sauces they use here are so great. The prices are low. The inside of the restaurant is very beautiful too.

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-27

Pros: Great price!, Extremely friendly staff, Menu is very detailed with labels


Points +110

19 Jul 2022


Such tasty food and the staff were really friendly. Some of the nicest tofu I've ever had

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