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La Leda

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rente al estero en Mata Limon | Puerto Caldera, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
634-40-87
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great shrimp rice, fried fish and ceviche, I remembered when i was a kid this place on our vacations in Puntarenas, and still been a favorite place for a Sunday lunch

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
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Costa Rica
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great find in the area! It is actually in Caldera (not the city of Puntarenas) but it's well worth the short drive. The menu is heavy on fresh seafood but there are other options available. My pescado entero (whole fried fish) was huge and prepared to perfection. The staff was exceptional and worked together so that all... More 

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Thank LisaPuraVida
Jaco, Costa Rica
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

K8 & I moved to CR in May. Since then we have been out & about a lot & have found some terrific eats all over. We added La Leda to our list, after we had lunch there recently. Very busy (good), with a lot of locals filling the tables (very good). K8 had the most tender calamari ever, I... More 

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Thank Steve O
Bogota, Colombia
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235 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Try the shrimp a la diabla!!!! And the recommended rice with shrimps, with fried plantain, fresh and flavored food, also the view of the ocean is amazing, so beautiful.

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Thank Yagorubio
Cartago, Costa Rica
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139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Intended for those who love eating good seafood... in big sizes! The restaurant has always been seriously consistent in giving out generous portions of excellent seafood. A wide menu of octopus, shrimp or fish alternatives (among others) will make you happy. Quick and efficient service while you enjoy the view at Mata de Limon´s estuary.

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Thank SBE73
Costa Rica
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Great shrimp rice, fried fish and ceviche, I remembered when i was a kid this place on our vacations in Puntarenas, and still been a favorite place for a Sunday lunch

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Thank Jlizanox
Jaco, Costa Rica
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I really like this place I love the view and the food Their ceviche is one of the best And their patacones too The only bad thing is that the waiters are not very friendly

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Thank Amy W
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stopped there because our friends told us that is a good place for eat. It was good, but maybe not so perfect how I was expecting and maybe little bit more expensive than the other high quality restaurants in area of Puntarenas. Sea food is really fresh and tasty, service is also good and fast. Fruit drinks could be... More 

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Thank Kudman
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stopped there for lunch on our way back from Flamingo Beach in Guanacaste. There was a pay parking lot across the street where we left our car and we stopped for a quick meal on our way back to San Jose. The restaurant gaves us three appetizers for free (sample size) which we selected from a list. For our... More 

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Thank LPH2015
San Jose, Costa Rica
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were recommended several ties to top here, but never had the chance until this week. First we arrived for lunch at 4 pm and the place was full of people, good indication that the food was as good as described in the reviews. We were surprised by the really good service and the really huge plates, we ordered shrimp... More 

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Thank Jonathan F
Orotina, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I´ve been coming to this restaurant on and off for the last four years, perhaps twentry visits in all. It has ranged from reasonable to very good indeed, but the last visit was a real disappointment. It is always crowded, especially at weekends, and that´s fine, all part of the deal. Last visit though, the portions seemed smaller, the fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rente al estero en Mata Limon | Puerto Caldera, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Puntarenas
  • Phone Number: 634-40-87

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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