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“Best food we had in Nicaragua” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Turned Turtle Restaurant at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow

The Turned Turtle Restaurant at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow
On the Beach | Cocal Beach, Nicaragua
+505 8333 0956
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $16
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Hamburgers, Continental
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Turned Turtles casual, romantic, beach front atmosphere is a great place to eat and drink with family, friends or that special someone. Don't miss the opportunity to dine on a secluded beach and experience a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner with no reservations needed. Breakfasts start at only 2.99, Lunch at 4.50 And our dinners include starter, soup or salad, veggies and dessert for as low as 9. You can choose from our healthy options or throw caution to the wind and pamper yourself with our savory sauces, homemade gourmet ice cream or Roasted Coconut cookies. Afterwards, enjoy one of our margaritas or famous pina coladas.
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best food we had in Nicaragua”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Food is excellent. Way better than most of the places in Nicaragua. Place is nice and cozy. Friendly service. We came 3 times.
Minor remark though about the manager starting to close everything while some tables are still occupied and guests are still eating. It is not really pleasant.
Anyway, still definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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noplansnoreserve, General Manager at The Turned Turtle Restaurant at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
We could not ask for much higher praise than "best food . . . in Nicaragua". As there are many excellent restaurants right here on LCI let alone all around Nica.

Unfortunately for us we had to botch it up by having a manager not follow closing "protocol" that is designed to keep our wonderful guests comfortable while allowing our hard working staff to begin to call it a day.

We have tried to contact Caroline to get a feel for which manager needs more training in this area. In the mean time we have reviewed our closing procedures with all of our employees, including our two assistant managers with hopes that something like this will not happen again.

We are grateful to Caroline that she took the time not only to praise The Turned Turtle Restaurant but to also include some valuable feed back.
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English first
Oakland, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We ate here twice and had a great experience both times. The margarita is truly excellent (worth the $7). The service was warm and swift. We enjoyed the overhead fans very much, too! Don't miss this place if you're on Little Corn (we'll likely try to stay at LCBB if we ever get back here—it looked great, too).

Visited July 2013
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noplansnoreserve, General Manager at The Turned Turtle Restaurant at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you! We hope to see you next time you are on LCI. Safe travels!
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Brooklyn, NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I highly recommend breakfast. They have a self serve coffee bar and a delicious, huge, fresh fruit plate.
For lunch, get the pork sliders and a Tona.
Dinner is big! Save room for the pina coladas. They are seriously the best.

Visited June 2013
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noplansnoreserve, General Manager at The Turned Turtle Restaurant at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Ashlie and Jeff left a very kind review of our hotel which we greatly appreciate. It is wonderful to know that the other aspect of Little Corn Beach and Bungalow, our restaurant, warranted acknowledgement too! We know that no matter how diligently we try that there are a few details that we inevitably miss. We are thankful that our guests are as patient as they are and are so generous with their comments!
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best margarita on the island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

We didn't stay here, but did have dinner and lunch. I had Parmesan crusted snapper for dinner and it was truly amazing! It may have even been my favorite meal during my trip. Their margaritas are also really good and you must try them!

Their staff was also amazing. The service was wonderful and we really enjoyed spending time here!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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noplansnoreserve, General Manager at The Turned Turtle Restaurant at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Our staff and management work hard everyday to provide the most tasty, quality food we possibly can. But what really makes our day is to see that all of the conscientious care put in by our staff to provide excellent service pays off. Thank you for making them smile by acknowledging our amazing staff!
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fresh and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I love that they plan the four-course meal just right! The margaritas and pina coladas were the best we've ever had! I'd give just about anything right now for some more cashew pesto on coconut bread.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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noplansnoreserve, General Manager at The Turned Turtle Restaurant at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
When we opened in 2009 one of our goals was to have the best Pina Coladas and Margaritas possible. Thank you for letting us know we just might be hitting the mark! PS: We are super glad you enjoyed the food too :)
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