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“Excellent food, owners are very inviting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lazlo's Catch of the Day

Lazlo's Catch of the Day
Central, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
“Excellent food, owners are very inviting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

One of the main things I wanted out of my week long stay in Puerto Viejo was fresh, well prepared seafood. Lazlo's delivered. I had seabass and vegetables. The vegetables were excellent, and you could tell that the fish was very fresh, and they prepared it with just enough seasoning to add a unique flavor, but not cover up the flavor of the fish.

Drinks are great, you can order whatever you want, and most of the cocktails are made with fresh fruit - which is amazing in PV.

If you are really lucky, you will get to witness an authentic Eastern European family feud. The family that owns the place is definitely full of character. One of the things I appreciated most was that Rob, the son that runs the place, sits down at every table with new guests, talks to them, and helps them figure out what they should order. It's a subtle thing, but I think it makes guests feel really welcomed. He really does go out of his way to make sure that people get what they want, and what they get is high quality.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Fresh Fish and Cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Fish as reash as it gets! What ever the catch is... it will be prepared and served in a jummy style... fresh veggies from the grill, home made fries, fish with garlic, lemon and parsley... accompanied with a great cocktail or glass of wine and your dinner is set! Recommended!

Visited April 2014
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“Take the treat me as nobody tour”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Wow. What experience insulted and ignored by a surfer geek while the fish was amazing. Place for pain lovers and srinks

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Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
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“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food! Happy go lucky staff. Drinks were not so good and no sign on resteraunt except for picture of fish skeleton, but if you ask someone they will point you in the right direction. Would definetly recommend this place for dinner.

Visited April 2014
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“Fresh fish, well prepared, in a simple setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Lazlo opens if they've caught fish that day. So sometimes they're open, sometimes not. The storefront restaurant has minimal tables very close to the road. You don't go there for atmosphere. Family run, it has the family feel--informal, a tad haphazard. There is a cooler right in front displaying today's catch and it really IS the type of place you need to get to early or they may be out of food. There is no menu other than the catch of the day prepared how they prepare it. We had "amberhead" (I think that's what is was called) which is basically a white fish that they cooked to perfection, heavy on the garlic, served with crisply cooked fresh veggies and hand made fries. OUT OF THIS WORLD. Really--best meal we had in PV. We desperately wanted to return again if he had tuna one night but it didn't work out.

If you want atmosphere this is likely not the place for you. If you want amazingly well prepared, caught today fish with perfect sides, get there early and enjoy.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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