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Hotel Las Tortugas -Dining

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Costa Rican, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
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Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bugs were a little big bad outside, but we still thoroughly enjoyed the happy hour drinks (Marg's and mojitos). Food was great. They let our kids have their own table outside with us and were very nice to us.

Thank slaughma
London, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stayed at Las Tortugas hotel and ate breakfast and dinner at the restaurant regularly. Loved the banana pancakes and tipical breakfast. But the best meal we had was the fresh seared tuna salad and the seafood soup. It was by far the best seafood soup I've ever had. Also, go for happy hour and the get the lime margaritas. They're... More 

3 Thank kar72_13
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I have been a gallo pinto fan all my life and travelled throughout Nicaragua and Costa Rica in search of delicious pinto. Hotel Las Tortugas tops the list by far! The whole hotel staff is from the nearby village of Matapalo. The cooks have a rural talent of making tasty typical dishes. I also highly recommend all the rice dishes:... More 

Thank SatsangYoga
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place for late afternoon snack & drinks ...the teenagers loved their fruit smoothies ! The food was good too!

Thank joanngill
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely two nights at Las Tortugas. We stayed in room 9 (the larger bed listed is circular, just FYI). The staff was friendly and the food in the restaurant was good, though it is worth checking out other spots in the area. The big plus sides were the pool, the hammocks, and the proximity to the beautiful... More 

1 Thank Amber T
Columbus, Ohio
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157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The dining room at Hotel Las Tortugas is really great. We ate there multiple times. The food is very good local food. Breakfast is wonderful. Service is very attentive. And the prices are 20%-25% lower than nearby restaurants. Loved it... Get the Norte Americano breakfast with banana pancakes...! They're the best.

1 Thank Travelling-Buckeye
Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Great service, unbeatable location. Right overlooking the beach, watching the surfers. What could be better? The Arroz con Camarones is out of this world. Fresh, juicy shrimp with a lovely salad and homemade dressing. Yum!

Thank Mary P
Vermont, USA
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345 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We spent the day at Hotel Las Tortugas and were warmly greeted by Luis, the owner, who urged us to makes ourselves at home. This place is right on the beach and we were entertained by watching experienced surfers ride the waves. The hotel has a small pool, jacuzzi, and a palapa area with ten hammocks in the shade. We... More 

Thank VermontTeacher44
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We came here for lunch simply because of the location- right on the water and in Playa Grande and honestly I wasn't expecting much by the looks of the place. The sea air and sun tend to make even the nicest places look worn. I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised! The three or four times I... More 

2 Thank kcctraveler
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This place is one of the nicer and more romantic restaurants in Playa Grande. The food was very good and the wait staff were attentive and very friendly.

Thank Anthony C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Costa Rican, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Grande, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: 506-653-0423

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?