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Hotel Las Tortugas -Dining

Seafood, Costa Rican, Caribbean, Bar, South American
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Playa Grande, Costa Rica
506-653-0423
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London, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Las Tortugas hotel and ate breakfast and dinner at the restaurant regularly. Loved the banana pancakes and tipical breakfast. But the best meal we had was the fresh seared tuna salad and the seafood soup. It was by far the best seafood soup I've ever had. Also, go for happy hour and the get the lime margaritas. They're... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I have been a gallo pinto fan all my life and travelled throughout Nicaragua and Costa Rica in search of delicious pinto. Hotel Las Tortugas tops the list by far! The whole hotel staff is from the nearby village of Matapalo. The cooks have a rural talent of making tasty typical dishes. I also highly recommend all the rice dishes:... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place for late afternoon snack & drinks ...the teenagers loved their fruit smoothies ! The food was good too!

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Thank joanngill
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely two nights at Las Tortugas. We stayed in room 9 (the larger bed listed is circular, just FYI). The staff was friendly and the food in the restaurant was good, though it is worth checking out other spots in the area. The big plus sides were the pool, the hammocks, and the proximity to the beautiful... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

The dining room at Hotel Las Tortugas is really great. We ate there multiple times. The food is very good local food. Breakfast is wonderful. Service is very attentive. And the prices are 20%-25% lower than nearby restaurants. Loved it... Get the Norte Americano breakfast with banana pancakes...! They're the best.

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Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Great service, unbeatable location. Right overlooking the beach, watching the surfers. What could be better? The Arroz con Camarones is out of this world. Fresh, juicy shrimp with a lovely salad and homemade dressing. Yum!

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Vermont, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We spent the day at Hotel Las Tortugas and were warmly greeted by Luis, the owner, who urged us to makes ourselves at home. This place is right on the beach and we were entertained by watching experienced surfers ride the waves. The hotel has a small pool, jacuzzi, and a palapa area with ten hammocks in the shade. We... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We came here for lunch simply because of the location- right on the water and in Playa Grande and honestly I wasn't expecting much by the looks of the place. The sea air and sun tend to make even the nicest places look worn. I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised! The three or four times I... More 

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Woodbridge
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This place is one of the nicer and more romantic restaurants in Playa Grande. The food was very good and the wait staff were attentive and very friendly.

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Lakeland, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful. Food is the best we had in 2 weeks. We stayed at the hotel. It was wonderful. Great pool. Many different types & sizes of rooms. Restaurant is excellent. Best banana pancakes in the area. Pineapple smoothies before a walk on the gorgeous uncrowded beach is perfection. Staff was helpful & friendly. Great location, eco friendly.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Costa Rican, Caribbean, Bar, South American
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Grande, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: 506-653-0423

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