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The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito

Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
+505 8546 7403
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (32 reviews)
“tacos” (7 reviews)
“pasta salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Mexican, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Upfront, these guys are friends and neighbours. I've been living in LP for 4 years, slightly less time than the Lazy Turtle's existence. I was having a burger yesterday and enjoyed it thoroughly like every other time. Then it dawned on me....I've been eating here...More

Thank CardhudelMar
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I really enjoy going to The Lazy Turtle for a burger. They do a really nice job. It has all the ingredients of a great time and when there is a good crowd, this place is a lot of fun. It is staffed by the...More

Thank Colin138
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in and had burgers. The owners are Canadian so they speak English. The burgers were great and prices were fair. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank mrsalty1223
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The food was hot, fast delisious. The view of the river was breath taking with the fishing boats returning.

Thank carpenterjim207
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped there for a quick bite in Las Penitas. Fairly small menu will all North American food. Prices were not the cheapest compared to the other places in town. The owner and the waitress spoke English and we knowledgeable about the area. They seem...More

Thank Marilou B
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Ryan and Val are truly fantastic hosts. My boyfriend Matt and I had the best time socializing with Ryan and Val while enjoying delicious burgers and nachos right across from the beach. Make sure to stop by and say hello, and maybe bring some Smarties...More

Thank flinchk
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you're looking for a burger in Las Penitas, this is the place to go. There's a great selection of options.

Thank ERos_Traveler
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Tried out restaurant, ordered ,a couple of burgers nothing special.Typical looking hostel entrance look . What stands out is the stench of rotten fish across the road as this is where the fisherman station their boats.Pretty bad part of town ,so suggest you drive..More

Thank Eric P
Ryan K, Owner at The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us! I'm sorry you didn't like our burgers but they obviously have done well for us and we're not going to change them. How special do you need a burger to be? Our sauces are home made but...More

Reviewed 26 January 2017

...and you closed your eyes tightly, rubbed it with just the right amount of vigour and wished for a charming hotelito, with a stunning view, great food, a relaxed atmosphere and the most friendly and accommodating owners, you would most likely appear sat on a...More

Thank Gastrononica
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a very relaxed place, with welcoming owners. We were a family of 5 staying in Las Penitas, and went here for lunch and dinner (and drinks). Good food, good prices. The owners gave us helpful info about the area.

Thank Don819
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Las Penitas
  • Phone Number: +505 8546 7403
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