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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%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“arroz con pollo” (26 reviews)
“black beans” (14 reviews)
“empanadas” (12 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26251 S Tamiami Trl, Bonita Springs, FL 34134-7830
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Food quality was excellent! Arroz con pollo, ceviche, empanadas con papa, casado con carne, sangria and limonada. And Sebastian’s # 1 !!

Thank luissU888OP
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

What an outstanding dining experience. Take it from someone that has been to Costa Rica many times, this place is outstanding. I had the Casado. It was awesome!! Get there in time for happy hour(before 6p) so you can wash all that great food down...More

Thank jshirley93
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We came here for lunch on a Friday and are so happy that we did! My wife and I have been to Costa Rica and loved it so when we saw this place we knew we had to try it. Definitely did not disappoint. I...More

Thank MrZoob
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I must say right off the bat that the service here is amazing. our waiter was so knowledgable about food allergies and went through the menu with me to help pick out all the things that were gluten free. he was so kind! I ordered...More

1  Thank savetheturtles10
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Bottom line, the dinner we had was so good that it is the only place we went back to for another dinner. You must try the guac & chips. It's fantastic!

Thank YoStix
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent Costa Rica Cuisine the best I've gotten outside the country! Efficient friendly service in a great atmosphere!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I'm a native Costa Rican and while visiting I encountered this great place; it was early in the morning and decided to visit it since there aren't many traditional Costa Rican restaurants around. I was surprised by the food's authenticity and flavor; also very warm...More

Thank Gustavo C
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We tried three dishes looking for some good gluten-free options and we enjoyed them all. The staff really knows what's in each dish and cut out your fears at ease. We had a tasty if unspectacular house special, eggs and black beans that was OK....More

Thank MattyFitzAK
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love coming here. Everything that we have ordered on the menu has been great. We are starting to make this place a monthly spot for us. Highly recommend plus it reminds us of our times in Costa Rica.

Thank summergirl028
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I have visited Costa Rica multiple times and the food at Lapa's is every bit as good. An absolutely must in SWFL.

Thank Philip H
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Questions & Answers
11 March 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!
6 March 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
US$8 - US$19
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 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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