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All reviews arroz con pollo black beans guacamole shredded chicken plantains carne patacones house salad super tasty great flavor decided to give it a try an appetizer chimichurri appetizers oci pico
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Reviewed May 13, 2024

We have been there many times over the years and have never had a bad meal. Staff is very friendly and the food is excellent. Prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend it.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 16, 2024 via mobile

Came for dinner with my wife and mother. We have never been here before. Wow, what a treat! We started dinner with their version of guacamole and a cold beer. The guacamole was diced versus being all mashed up, and it was so fresh. They...made fresh homemade tortilla chips to go with it, and it was so good that we ordered another order of it. For main course, my mother and I had a dish that was slow cooked pork and a tomato sauce accompanied with rice black beans and tortillas. It was so good and so flavorful. My wife had the rice with shrimp in it, and it was excellent as well. We split an order of churros for dessert, which were freshly made and very good. I also had a cup of freshly made Costa Rican coffee that was outstanding. What I want to stress to everyone out there that if you're looking for something original, flavorful, and fresh, this is a great place to check out. Nothing here was out of a box. It was all freshly made, and you can taste the difference. I hope you come and check it out and post a review as well because this place should be packed based on the quality of the meals. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed January 19, 2024 via mobile

Enjoyed delicious and fresh meals! Would recommend!! The sangria was amazing and a nice size, we recommend the arroz con pollo. Will return!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed November 26, 2023

We had not tried Costa Rican cuisine previously. We were pleasantly surprised as our dinner was excellent. The arroz con camarones were tasty and the Costa Rican guacamole was fabulous. The proprietors of this restaurant welcome guests like family. Muy bueno.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 5, 2023 via mobile

We hadn’t eaten Costa Rican food before dining here. Delicious and very fresh food, warm, welcoming atmosphere. Service was very good. Small, lovely restaurant where owner greets you and also prepares the food. Will return.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 29, 2023 via mobile

Everything was delicious! We had Yuka fries, Chicken Ava ado and another chicken dish. We also had desert… fantastic! We are both picky eaters and loved every bite!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 22, 2023 via mobile

Silvia and her crew never disappoints. Delicious CR plates with tons of flavor and nice presentation. I recommend the rice & chicken and the typical LAPAS rice and beans dish with eggs, avocado, and cheese, and plantains.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed April 22, 2023

After spending $50 for arroz con pollo and chicken soup my wife and I were still hungry. We went to Shaking Crab for pho and fried shrimp

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 15, 2023 via mobile

The food and service were excellent. Delicious Costa Rican food. Fresh and very tasty. The waitress was also very attentive. We recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed January 27, 2023 via mobile

Food was amazing! We dropped in on a cool day for coffee dessert and snacks. Staff was friendly and attentive, the space is beautifully Costa Rican

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 7, 2023 via mobile

What a hidden gem! I had the arroz con polo and hubs had carne en salsa. Both were served piping hot and absolutely delicious! Huge portions and great flavor!! Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 5, 2022

Local establishment, family run, with a great atmosphere, food was super tasty, portions were a nice size.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 5, 2022 via mobile

Food was good and price was fine. Costa Rican food is similar to Mexican as you still get beans and rice but the entree has some different spices. Not sure why this restaurant is rated so high. There are many restaurants in the area that...are better.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022 via mobile

This is a casual restaurant with delicious food and attentive, helpful service-minded staff. Love the music and you will too if you like Latin and Spanish music. Great prices.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

Family run, local establishment. Laid back atmosphere. Amazing food. Super tasty and a great value. Arrive early. The family likes to go home after 8:00 p.m. Can't think of any downsides to this place. If you want straightforward, great tasting Costa Rican fare and a...relaxing atmosphere, then this is your place.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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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!
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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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Lapa's Costa Rican Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4