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The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito

Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
+505 8546 7403
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (8 reviews)
“pasta salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Water Front, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
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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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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!

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: December 2017
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

Date of visit: November 2017
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

Date of visit: November 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank CardhudelMar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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