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Lapa's Costa Rican Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$8 - $19
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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We stumbled across Lapa's last year and it was our last and best food choice before returning home. We are enjoying Sarasota and then will be traveling to Bonita Springs for the second half our trip. Believe me, we can't wait to eat at Lapa's!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for an early dinner and ate in. Very Covid-19 compliant. Wonderful Costa Rican menu. I had steak, tostones, white rice, black beans and yucca. Everything was to perfection. Everything! Service spot on. Wife had egg dish and it was great. Very reasonable at...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’m Costa Rican and needed some taste of my country’s food. I traveled from Miami with very high hopes, after 2hrs of traveled, I made it and was not disappointed at all. The food was delicious, I ordered a ceviche as appetizer and had the...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

This Costa Rican restaurant is really good . The food is simple and amazing like a real home made meal .

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed everything about this hidden gem. They even import their own costa rican beer. Which was delicious. I had the beef based soup which was very large . Perfect taste with vegetables and melt in your mouth beef. We went for an early dinner so...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

My wife is a tica, so very critical of their own food. This food is very good, and as close to authentic as you will find

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

Great food. I had yellow rice & chicken and was fabulous!! Moist chicken and came with black beans & salsa. The nacho appetizer was HUGE and tasty too! Friend had the beef in sauce and enjoyed as well. Good prices. Happy hour got 25% off...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for something different as we traveled from Sarasota to Naples. We found it! Since we had never had Costa Rican food before, we were a little hesitant. We were pleasantly surprised. The service and food were wonderful. The next...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

Great Costa Rican dishes served in a clean and open dining area. The avocado chicken was excellent, the homemade hot sauce was flavorful and spicy.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

You could not ask for fresher or more authentic food. Service was incredible friendly and helpful. Guacamole was out!

Date of visit: October 2019
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March 11, 2017|
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Response from Maria C | Property representative |
Good afternoon, We are no longer taking reservations; we are now functioning on a first-come, first-served basis. However, I don't believe it'll be a problem to accommodate you and your 3 guests tonight. See you later!
March 6, 2017|
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Response from Maria C | Property representative |
Good afternoon, Unfortunately we do not offer outdoor seating. However, we do have a small table outside that seats 2 people; you could always order takeout and take a seat there. If you have any other questions, feel... More
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