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Lapa's Costa Rican Bistro

$$ - $$$Latin, ,
26251 S Tamiami Trl, Bonita Springs, FL 34134-7830
+1 239-221-7016
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“arroz con pollo” (27 reviews)
“black beans” (17 reviews)
“guacamole” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26251 S Tamiami Trl, Bonita Springs, FL 34134-7830
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lapa's Costa Rican Bistro is around the corner and just up the street from our new home. My wife and I work like maniacs so it is not unusual when at the end of the day the prospect of preparing a healthy meal is overwhelming....More

Thank HF1clTS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are glad to have found Lapa’s- the service was excellent and personal, the food was fresh, beautifully presented, and hot! Everything was delicious. My husband had the avocado chicken and I had the tostadas - we bit shared the homemade guacamole and chips. The...More

Thank 624kerrit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My office is near this place and I visit it 2-3 times a month for lunch. The lunch specials are priced nicely for lunch. All the food is cooked to order and is hot when served. The waiter know us and know what we like.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this local restaurant for freshly prepared food. Only complaint is it closes early. Been to Costa Rica and reminds me of how fresh food really taste like!

Thank fayeleekemon2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is mine and my husbands favorite casual restaurant. We drive over 30 minutes each way to come meanwhile we are surrounded by restaurants. The food is great and as close to authentic as it gets here in SWFL. We love love love Lapa’s

Thank Jamie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time my wife and I go there for lunch, we are transported back to our vacations in Costa Rica. The simple, colorful, relaxed and friendly culture of the country is on display by the art, the staff and of course the food and drink....More

Thank MarkWCecil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had never tried Costa Rican food before and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The waiter was very helpful with us, helping us choose. The food was very tasty and I was happy there was a vegetarian menu.

Thank Emily J L
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I took a group of clients here for a casual dinner and everyone was very happy. Nothing too out of the ordinary but it was nice to get something different than Mexican or Tex-Mex food. There were 6 of us so I don't remember what...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We'd heard good things about the place and gave it a try. The service was good although the kitchen was VERY slow. The place was empty except for us and we waited about 30 minutes after our order was placed for our food and it...More

Thank BandL830
Reviewed July 10, 2018

All 8 of us had a really good experience. We'll all be back soon. So far, all the food was delicious.

Thank parksronald
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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $19
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26251 S Tamiami Trl, Bonita Springs, FL 34134-7830
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bonita Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 239-221-7016
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