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Restaurante Lidia's Place

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Jamaican, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Avenia 67 | Calle 217, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0598
13:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 21:00
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to try the Caribbean food in Puerto Viejo and Lidia's Place was recommended. It is a busy, popular, clean place. The waiters are very friendly and helpful. One helped me adapt the menu to my needs. The food was good and the dessert was spectacular.

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting more authentic Caribbean food on this coast, so I was very happy to finally find Lidia's. Their Caribbean sauce is fantastic almost like an oxtail stew (with chicken or beef) and their pork chop with vegetables was fantastic! Also don't forget to add some of their hot sauce!! Great staff, great food and a great deal. Please... More 

Thank amateas
Jersey City, New Jersey
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went there to eat one night. it's on the backside of PV. 2 blocks off the beach. food was great vibe was right. portions just right!

Thank Jimmymont
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good all around restaurant in Puerto Viejo which is a little off the main drag. Good variety of meals.

Thank David T
Cartago, Costa Rica
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205 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found it outside of the center of town It was great. The whole family works. The place was packed and they had to open another room, which I think they have music on the weekends. Just as we were leaving a gentalmen came singing some reggae which topped the evening

Thank sueanncanny
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews and it being highly recommended by some of the locals we were expecting much more to be honest, ordered the fish and prawn dishes with the curry coconut sauce, both the prawns and fish were cooked very well and a nice amount, but the sauce was oily and lacked flavour, we asked for extra spice and... More 

Thank Saraya C
Cologne, Germany
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visited this local restaurant twice, once eating the whole red snapper in the perfect signature sauce and prawns in tropical sauce. Both was excellent, simple and authentic. The second time we had beef and porc, which were good as well, but not as outstanding as the fish dishes. It is a really nice place to experience the local cuisine... More 

Thank Teresa B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was trying to find the best rice and beans in Puerto Viejo and while asking the locals we found out that everyone was talking about Lidia´s so we had to go there. Once there we ordered the traditional Rice and Beans and easily could be the best I´ve ever had. Fully recommended

Thank Alexander R
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little "soda," or casual restaurant with a small menu. Sweetie had a vegetarian plate with fried plantains, rice and beans, stewed tomatoes and steamed vegetables. Ok, it was dubbed. I had a tangy Caribbean beef stew with rice and beans which was very good. Inexpensive and about 4 blocks off the main drag.

1 Thank loneladytraveler
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I've visited Puerto Viejo 4 times now, and on my most recent visit finally tried Lidia's Place. This is the meal that all other Caribbean Rice&Beans dishes in the area are trying to be. If you want typical food, don't bother anywhere else. This place is the best. Good prices too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Jamaican, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenia 67 | Calle 217, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0598
Small family owned restaurant in town. I don't thing there are any street addresses there.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?