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Lazlo's Catch of the Day

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Ave 71 | Between Salsa Brava Restaurant and Exploradores Outdoors, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hands down the best meal we had in Puerto Viejo. No menu or sign, they only serve whatever they have caught that day. We sat with the owner himself for dinner and it was truly a fantastic experience.

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Thank Francesca G
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to visit Lazlo's on my wife's birthday. March 6 2017. What a great atmosphere and people that we encountered. We had Red Snapper. That is what was served! That was what was caught that day. Lazlo was the perfect host. He sat with us ( there was a group of 8 of us), that took over... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no sign for this unassuming little place, so you just have to ask someone in the know. It is right by the main road, so it was fascinating to watch the world go by while waiting, and to watch the cook chopping and preparing all the fresh ingredients. Lazlo himself brought around a platter with the choices of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what fresh and amazing food. That's the biggest chunk of tuna I have ever had and so fresh. My boyfriend had the red snapper which was also fab. The coldest beers I have had in CR too so much so it was covered in ice. It's not obvious where it is but use your map and you will find... More 

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Thank Rachel H
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. We saw the good reviews and it lived up to it. Never have I had such fresh fish and cocktails made with such love. Expect to sit with others, as it is a busy little place, which we enjoyed. Also don't be in a hurry for food this is Pura Vida time.

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Thank Tor W
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Head to Lazlo's for the freshest fish. Simply prepared and caught by the owner that day. Yum! Lazlo also offers daily fishing trips should you fancy catching your meal.

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Thank KeanM
Washington, DC
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114 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the main road of town next Amimodo Pizza. The catch of the day was sword fish -- simply prepared with grilled vegetables and fries. It was the best sword fish that we ever had outside of Italy. With a cold glass of white wine -- all was as it should be in this laid back Caribbean beach town. A... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is not easy to find (a sign would be nice) but, it is worth the search. Nothing fancy (it is Puerto Viejo after all) but the fresh fish will blow you away. Can be a little slow but definitely worth the wait. It's ALL about the fresh fish, if you aren't a fish lover, this won't be it... More 

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Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

So the instructions were if you see the red dodge dump truck and boat out front it means he's open ....okay.... as we stood there trying to distinguish between this place and the pizza joint patio next door (no signage) he (Lazlo) said "this is it, you found it". Tables were already taken early so we sat at the bar... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It really is the catch of the day. These fish were swimming in the morning and being enjoyed by all in the evening. Nothing fresher exists here. Excellent taste, big portions, and a passion and pride in what's being served.

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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, Gluten Free Options
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?