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Lazlo's Catch of the Day

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$$ - $$$
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Ave 71 | Between Salsa Brava Restaurant and Exploradores Outdoors, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

this was our first visit to Costa Rica and wanted to grill fresh fish. We purchased Marlin, mackerel, shrimp, lobster and red snapper on three different days. All of it was wonderful! Great family business and very fair prices. Thank you for helping to make our trip fantastic!

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Thank Mcnulty911
Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fish, veggies and fries were amazing! I love the laid back atmosphere and talking with Lazlo was a lot of fun too. Can't wait to come back in a few months!

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Thank Melissa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lazlo's is renowned locally and abroad for the freshest locally caught fish served anywhere in the Caribbean. A family run restaurant, Lazlo's is welcoming, accommodating and always fantastic!

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Thank Jade Wah'oo G
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant we have been to in Costa Rica! Fresh fish and the taste is amazing. Drinks are good as well. Although a bit ovrrpriced.. A must have!!!!

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Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was simple and oh so effective. No menu, no fuss, Lazlo just offers what ever fresh catch they have. The experience is almost as appealing as the food. Lazlo and his son are fun and friendly hosts who can knock up a mean cocktail to chase down your feed. This is my go to restaurant in Puerto Viejo.

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1 Thank Alex D
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Besides being a excellent fish chef,he uses a lot of garlic,Lazslo Is by far the best fisherman in the area.He has a modern boat,supplies all fishing gear and he knows where the fish are.He uses the fish in his Resturant and sells fish at very reasonable prices.Last nite I had the fresh tuna ,about 250-275 grams,Also served with delicious sautéed... More 

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1 Thank David S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The food was great but I think quite expensive and very garlicky. Not a whole lot of atmosphere. If you want fresh fish in garlic and don't mind paying a lot (8000 C) then this is the place. Bar tender was friendly and good portion sizes. Very bad exchange rate given- don't pay is usd!

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Thank Charis S
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

First things first: the allure of finding this place is part of the experience. It's on the main drag next to Mama Mia's pizza but has no sign. You feel, by design, part of something unique. Once you arrive, the actual restaurant is small and looks like a million other little family-owned shacks. Then the entertainment begins. Lazlo (Robbie) makes... More 

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner and was told it was right next to the visitors information with no sign so we had no problem finding it but others did. The choice were limited but all the choices were great be cause we all had different choices but the best part was the drinks and we told him we did not want... More 

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Thank Rikki D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I stayed in Puerto Viejo for a week, and the first 5 days people kept telling me to go to Lazlo's and meet him! There is no sign, but you can ask and find it. I don't eat seafood or meat, and they were still able to make a delicious plate for me; my boyfriend said the fish was wonderful... More 

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Thank Sunanda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave 71 | Between Salsa Brava Restaurant and Exploradores Outdoors, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?