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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 23 January 2015 via mobile

This place is fantastic! Ryan and Val run a great establishment. We have been here a few times and love it every time. Rooms are always clean, freshly painted, and the beds are extremely comfortable. What really sucks you in is the friendly atmosphere. Whether...More

Date of visit: December 2014
2  Thank Matty H
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Great burger; cute, cute baby bird belonging to owners was friendly with us. Within walking distance from Hotel Suyapa. Owners were very friendly and talkative while we waited for the food. I'd go again.

Date of visit: December 2014
1  Thank Julie E
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Everyone around could learn from The Lazy Turtle, their customer service and quality of food are excellent. My son ate their tacos 3 nights in a row and we all tried and enjoyed the Bamm burger. It's loaded with fresh ingredients, lots of meat, iceburg...More

Date of visit: January 2015
4  Thank Brenda300
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We just happened to stop in on a day they normally aren't open. The owners hung around with another couple long enough for us to have a couple beers and chat a bit. Very nice people and from what we were told by others the...More

Date of visit: November 2014
1  Thank Kyle T
Reviewed 9 December 2014

The Lazy Turtle has quickly become one of my favorite places to eat in Las Penitas. The owners are pleasant, kind, friendly, and very conscious of the potential needs and wants of their clientele. The food is fresh and clean; Valeria, one of the owners,...More

Date of visit: November 2014
2  Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Let me start with the positive things about the lazy turtle. Ryan, the host, is very friendly and makes you feel at home. The rooms are big with nice beds and the restaurant with bar is a very cosy environment and both the rooms as...More

Date of visit: October 2014
1  Thank Melaniedv
Ryan K, Owner at The Lazy Turtle Restaurante & Hotelito, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2014

You are right, we should have done better, there is no excuse and this and its not our style. I appolagize with a broken heart at your review. I knew the day would come when we would get our first bad review. I can say...More

Reviewed 7 August 2014

These guys are fantastic, they are welcoming, chilled, and really helpful. They accommodated a group of 21 for burgers, if you're a large group drop in the day before put down your order and say what time you'll be stopping by, and then BOOM! bang...More

Date of visit: July 2014
2  Thank JitPatel7
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

If you're in Las Peñitas come here for dinner and order the Canadian burger. Seriously, it is one of the best burgers I've had in my life, and I've tasted some good burgers. For 155 cordobas you're looking at a freshly made beef party, Canadian...More

2  Thank Fritha H
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I went to stay in Las Penitas for a few days and ended up staying for 2 weeks. Very lucky that Ryan and Val had room for the whole time. After traveling through Costa Rica and much of Nicaragua I fell in love with the...More

Date of visit: March 2014
1  Thank NUGGZ
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We had a great time with Ryan and Val while staying in nearby Poneloya. We swung on over nearly every day for some fine food, drinks and conversation. I totally agree that the Canadian burger was one of the most welcome sights in our 18...More

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank outwestjim
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, 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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