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The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito

Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
+505 8546 7403
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (8 reviews)
“pasta salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Mexican, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We have stopped here for lunch a couple of times. The food is great, I recommend the Tacos! The owners are Canadians, very nice and great to speak with. Great place overall!

Thank Canada1234567891
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We spent 2 nights here after our wedding. The owners Val and Ryan made us feel super comfortable. We loved the location and super laid back atmosphere. It was great sipping our coffee in the morning and playing games (available in the communal area). Bar/restaurant...More

Thank magdalena d
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Las Penitas with our 2 children, aged 3 and 5, to find our Airbnb had no water. It was hot. We were exhausted. We stopped in to the Lazy Turtle for some food, cold drinks and a spot to get a game...More

Thank beinthisplace
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Wanderred over to the Lazy Turtle to try out their burger and it did not disappoint. Homemade patty, just enough lettuce & tomato and a side of yummy pasta salad. Had a couple of rum/fresh orange juices and have to say my day was complete....More

Thank tequilawitch
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This burger is one of the most North American burgers you will find. Not the best burger of all time (really people)....but darn excellent for Nicaragua.....land of rock hard, unseasoned, mini-meatballs on a tiny bun and not much else. We had the Canadian burger with...More

Thank Bar_none_travel
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is my second review of this establishment and the only reason I gave it four instead of 5 stars is that we havent stayed here. BUT, the nachos are seriously the best I've ever had. Val and Ryan are the owners and are great...More

Thank Kyle T
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We had several people in town tell us the burgers here were amazing. We went in and had a few beers and burgers. The burgers were NOT good at all. Mushy for some reason. Really odd. The owner was great, the beers were cold, but...More

Thank lucycan
Ryan K, Owner at The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us. This review is a little unfortunate because I asked how you liked it and instead of telling me, you wrote a review telling people to 'skip the burger'. No business ever wants a customer to have a...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Upfront, these guys are friends and neighbours. I've been living in LP for 4 years, slightly less time than the Lazy Turtle's existence. I was having a burger yesterday and enjoyed it thoroughly like every other time. Then it dawned on me....I've been eating here...More

Thank CardhudelMar
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I really enjoy going to The Lazy Turtle for a burger. They do a really nice job. It has all the ingredients of a great time and when there is a good crowd, this place is a lot of fun. It is staffed by the...More

Thank Colin138
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in and had burgers. The owners are Canadian so they speak English. The burgers were great and prices were fair. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank mrsalty1223
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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