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The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito

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Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
+505 8546 7403
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Red Deer, Alberta
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped there for a quick bite in Las Penitas. Fairly small menu will all North American food. Prices were not the cheapest compared to the other places in town. The owner and the waitress spoke English and we knowledgeable about the area. They seem quite accomodable to people with children or with other requests.

Thank Marilou B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Ryan and Val are truly fantastic hosts. My boyfriend Matt and I had the best time socializing with Ryan and Val while enjoying delicious burgers and nachos right across from the beach. Make sure to stop by and say hello, and maybe bring some Smarties candy to Ryan along the way!

Thank flinchk
Bahar Dar, Ethiopia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

If you're looking for a burger in Las Penitas, this is the place to go. There's a great selection of options.

Thank ERos_Traveler
Edmonton, Canada
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Tried out restaurant, ordered ,a couple of burgers nothing special.Typical looking hostel entrance look . What stands out is the stench of rotten fish across the road as this is where the fisherman station their boats.Pretty bad part of town ,so suggest you drive..

Thank Eric P
Ryan K, Owner at The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us! I'm sorry you didn't like our burgers but they obviously have done well for us and we're not going to change them. How special do you need a burger to be? Our sauces are home made but at the end of the day it is a burger. As far as 'stinky area'... More 

Leon, Nicaragua
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

...and you closed your eyes tightly, rubbed it with just the right amount of vigour and wished for a charming hotelito, with a stunning view, great food, a relaxed atmosphere and the most friendly and accommodating owners, you would most likely appear sat on a high stool at the bar of the Lazy Turtle.(1) Valeria and Ryan may look a... More 

Thank Gastrononica
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a very relaxed place, with welcoming owners. We were a family of 5 staying in Las Penitas, and went here for lunch and dinner (and drinks). Good food, good prices. The owners gave us helpful info about the area.

Thank Don819
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017

went there years ago, seems that change of owners was beneficial, now canadian owned and operated by a couple in their early 40's.

1 Thank J0HNSM1TH
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in twice this week for a burger and a beer. Great burgers and friendly owners. Nice views across the bay. Try it you'll like it!

Thank Dean W
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

after a week of rice and beans, the burgers were heaven! Come for the food, stay to hang out over a Toña or two and chat fellow travelers and locals.

Thank SuitesOwner
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after hearing good things. A bit of a walk from where we were staying, but well worth it! The menu was simple; written on a chalk board, easy to see. Burgers are the mainstays, but they also have some taco options. The Toñas came out cold wrapped in Canadian flag beer cozies. The burgers were... More 

Thank EddieDean99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bar, Mexican, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Las Penitas
  • Phone Number: +505 8546 7403

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?