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La Leda

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Rente Al Estero en Mata Limon | Puerto Caldera, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
634-40-87
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is spectacular, fresh and perfectly cooked! The shrimp in the shrimp cocktail are the size of small lobsters, the black shells with garlic butter melt in your mouth . . . My favorite place for whole red snapper. The view is wonderful and the service top notch. Bueno Provecho!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I stayed at the DoubleTree Resort in Puntarenas, so this was the break I needed to enjoy some authentic Costa Rican cuisine! It was about a 10 minute taxi ride to the restaurant, and you absolutely get that "local" feel. Everyone was extremely friendly and patient (considering my level of Spanish is equivalent to that of a high schooler lol).... More 

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Definitely a seafood heaven, Prices are very convenient and their menu offers a huge variety of dishes. As it is very popular service might sometimes not be as good as one will like, specially during holidays or weekends.

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Beaumont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you travel through Puntarenas make this Restaurant a stop. Best 'seafood' I have had in Costa Rica for a LONG time. The Jumbo Shrimp in Garlic were 'Jumbo', fresh and delicious. Great plantain chips and salad. Great Service, great options and explanations of the menu. Most importantly is the best value by far for Seafood that I have found.... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Your eyes will travel while delighting of a gorgeous view, if low tide or high tide, the grays and the black colors of the light will relax the rest of your senses and prepare you for true authentic flavors of Costa Rican natural and delicious cuisine. Starting with a nice cold beer and the opportunity of a small tapas is... More 

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Indiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

If you travel to Caldera Costa Rica be sure to eat @ La Leda! The food was very fresh. wonderful & the service was absolutely the best! Nice relaxing scenic evening! It was a perfect end to a fabulous vacation! The owner prides himself on food & service! You will not be disappointed!

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

I've been eating at La Leda for many years and have yet to be disappointed. This is a favorite among Ticos and tourists alike. Very nice view at high tide when the water fills up the estero. The food is good and fresh. Try the Clamar Caribeno!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Very lovely restaurant, beachfront, good attention and the best sea food in the area. All foo is awesome, cold drinks and very good ceviche.

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rente Al Estero en Mata Limon | Puerto Caldera, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Punta Arenas
  • Phone Number: 634-40-87

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