We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito

Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
+505 8546 7403
Website
Share
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (8 reviews)
“pasta salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (89)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 21 May 2018

The Lazy Turtle has by far the best burger and tacos we have had after a month in Nicaragua! Also Val and William were really fun and interesting, gave us lots of good local information. She also mentioned that when the protests were happening in...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

It’s down season and there are some issues for sure But.... still didn’t mean we did not get a great lunch, welcome smile and go chit chat. Thanks Valerie (and William) Things will pick up - common sense must always win

Thank BluffaloPhil
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We have stopped here for lunch a couple of times. The food is great, I recommend the Tacos! The owners are Canadians, very nice and great to speak with. Great place overall!

Thank Canada1234567891
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We spent 2 nights here after our wedding. The owners Val and Ryan made us feel super comfortable. We loved the location and super laid back atmosphere. It was great sipping our coffee in the morning and playing games (available in the communal area). Bar/restaurant...More

Thank magdalena d
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Las Penitas with our 2 children, aged 3 and 5, to find our Airbnb had no water. It was hot. We were exhausted. We stopped in to the Lazy Turtle for some food, cold drinks and a spot to get a game...More

Thank beinthisplace
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Wanderred over to the Lazy Turtle to try out their burger and it did not disappoint. Homemade patty, just enough lettuce & tomato and a side of yummy pasta salad. Had a couple of rum/fresh orange juices and have to say my day was complete....More

Thank tequilawitch
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

This burger is one of the most North American burgers you will find. Not the best burger of all time (really people)....but darn excellent for Nicaragua.....land of rock hard, unseasoned, mini-meatballs on a tiny bun and not much else. We had the Canadian burger with...More

Thank Bar_none_travel
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is my second review of this establishment and the only reason I gave it four instead of 5 stars is that we havent stayed here. BUT, the nachos are seriously the best I've ever had. Val and Ryan are the owners and are great...More

Thank Kyle T
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We had several people in town tell us the burgers here were amazing. We went in and had a few beers and burgers. The burgers were NOT good at all. Mushy for some reason. Really odd. The owner was great, the beers were cold, but...More

Thank lucycan
Ryan K, Owner at The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us. This review is a little unfortunate because I asked how you liked it and instead of telling me, you wrote a review telling people to 'skip the burger'. No business ever wants a customer to have a...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Upfront, these guys are friends and neighbours. I've been living in LP for 4 years, slightly less time than the Lazy Turtle's existence. I was having a burger yesterday and enjoyed it thoroughly like every other time. Then it dawned on me....I've been eating here...More

Thank CardhudelMar
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Las Penitas
  • Phone Number: +505 8546 7403
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing