On the main street in La Fortuna is Don Rufino- pictured above- it's the in restaurant in La Fortuna, popular with locals and visitors.
The food is good- recommended is Grandma's recipe baked chicken-,it's also a very nice place to sit at the bar with a cocktail -mojitos and are good - and bar snacks- we recommend the Filet Mignon, a bargain at about US$5.
Other good places to eat and drink are:
Las Nenes has the best seafood in town-great ceviche- as well as good Italian and good steaks.
Lava Rocks Lounge- near the central park, great food but not cheap!
Soda el Rio, -Best fruit juices in La Fortuna, best casdos are down the road at La Mesa de Mama
Down to Earth- Fruit with granola and honey breakfast or great sandwiches all day and the owners own organic grown coffee which you can also buy by the bag!