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The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito

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Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
+505 8546 7403
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Bahar Dar, Ethiopia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a burger in Las Penitas, this is the place to go. There's a great selection of options.

Thank ERos_Traveler
Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried out restaurant, ordered ,a couple of burgers nothing special.Typical looking hostel entrance look . What stands out is the stench of rotten fish across the road as this is where the fisherman station their boats.Pretty bad part of town ,so suggest you drive..

Thank Eric P
Ryan K, Owner at The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us! I'm sorry you didn't like our burgers but they obviously have done well for us and we're not going to change them. How special do you need a burger to be? Our sauces are home made but at the end of the day it is a burger. As far as 'stinky area'... More 

Leon, Nicaragua
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...and you closed your eyes tightly, rubbed it with just the right amount of vigour and wished for a charming hotelito, with a stunning view, great food, a relaxed atmosphere and the most friendly and accommodating owners, you would most likely appear sat on a high stool at the bar of the Lazy Turtle.(1) Valeria and Ryan may look a... More 

Thank Gastrononica
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a very relaxed place, with welcoming owners. We were a family of 5 staying in Las Penitas, and went here for lunch and dinner (and drinks). Good food, good prices. The owners gave us helpful info about the area.

Thank Don819
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

went there years ago, seems that change of owners was beneficial, now canadian owned and operated by a couple in their early 40's.

1 Thank J0HNSM1TH
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in twice this week for a burger and a beer. Great burgers and friendly owners. Nice views across the bay. Try it you'll like it!

Thank Dean W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

after a week of rice and beans, the burgers were heaven! Come for the food, stay to hang out over a Toña or two and chat fellow travelers and locals.

Thank SuitesOwner
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after hearing good things. A bit of a walk from where we were staying, but well worth it! The menu was simple; written on a chalk board, easy to see. Burgers are the mainstays, but they also have some taco options. The Toñas came out cold wrapped in Canadian flag beer cozies. The burgers were... More 

Thank EddieDean99
Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I dropped in here to escape the heat of Leon. I arrived before opening time and asked if it was too early for a beer. The co-owner Ryan said to come on in. I stayed for the rest of the day and engaged and observed how Ryan and Val (the other co-owner) treated their customers and myself as well. I... More 

Thank busycanadianboy
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. The owner is extremely interesting, and helpful and just a great fellow to meet. We had the burger and tacos and could not have been more impressed at the food and vibe. We loved our visit and the delicious food.

Thank Jamie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Mexican, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Las Penitas
  • Phone Number: +505 8546 7403

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