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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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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

There is only one dish on the menu - whatever Lazlo catches that day or the day before! The night we were there, it was Red snapper on a big plate surrounded by vegetables. Lip-smacking, finger licking good. BIG smiles and good vibes. We had little bit of a trouble finding it since there wasn't a sign. It's just East... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We were really hungry and had no reservations made. Most of the other restaurants turned us away and we found this one quite empty. The service was really slow as there was just 1 guy manning the whole restaurant on a friday night. The food was expensive and only average.

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Thank Akshatha P
Cumberland Island, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Yes, Catch of the Day is the real deal! You can show up any night, and be assured that your fish was still swimming in the ocean that morning. I actually ate the fish that I caught myself !!! You can setup a trip with Laszlo beforehand ... Or you can just stop by and pick out your fish from... More 

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Thank amajoros
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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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Thank doug5
Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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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Thank Brenda G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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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115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?