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Hotel Las Tortugas -Dining

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Costa Rican, Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Central American
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Playa Grande, Costa Rica
506-653-0423
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Vermont, USA
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390 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We spent the day at Hotel Las Tortugas and were warmly greeted by Luis, the owner, who urged us to makes ourselves at home. This place is right on the beach and we were entertained by watching experienced surfers ride the waves. The hotel has a small pool, jacuzzi, and a palapa area with ten hammocks in the shade. We... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We came here for lunch simply because of the location- right on the water and in Playa Grande and honestly I wasn't expecting much by the looks of the place. The sea air and sun tend to make even the nicest places look worn. I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised! The three or four times I... More 

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Woodbridge
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This place is one of the nicer and more romantic restaurants in Playa Grande. The food was very good and the wait staff were attentive and very friendly.

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Lakeland, Florida
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful. Food is the best we had in 2 weeks. We stayed at the hotel. It was wonderful. Great pool. Many different types & sizes of rooms. Restaurant is excellent. Best banana pancakes in the area. Pineapple smoothies before a walk on the gorgeous uncrowded beach is perfection. Staff was helpful & friendly. Great location, eco friendly.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Stayed one night here in order to be close to the ranger station at Las Baulas NP for a turtle night tour. Room was clean and neat, restaurant had a wonderful menu. Would stay again and probably for longer

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Gates, Oregon
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Jumbo Shrimp entree with rice, veggies and a small salad was very good. There were a number of menu items that looked very appetizing. I definitely will return and try something else. I sat on the porch overlooking the beach and experienced an awesome sunset. p.s. Hotel Tortugas is part of the complex. I would recommend you explore staying... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

We did not stay at this hotel but we stopped by to eat lunch. It was about 2Pm so it was not crowded. We sat outside on the deck and enjoyed watching the birds in the trees. It was happy hour with two drinks for the price of one. The margaritas were very good. Both of us had the cheeseburger... More 

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Redding
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Jhonathan is a tour guide who works at this hotel. We did not stay at this hotel nor eat at the hotel. We wanted a guide to take us on a kayak of Tamarindo's salt water estuary. So we hired Jhonathan to give us a private canoe tour. The tour lasted 3 hours and was very informative, Jhonathan is a... More 

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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I was honestly disappointed. Our chips and salsa were store bought. Literally like tostada chips and canned salsa. The cheap kind... I ordered fish and chips. The fish and fries were good, I didn't care for the other side. It was mayonnaise/coleslaw/pineapples. My wife got the spaghetti with what was supposed to be creamy pesto sauce. It was dry spaghetti... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

While we did not stay at the Hotel Las Tortugas, we enjoyed their hospitality one afternoon when we walked there along the beach from Tamarindo. So different. This property is part of an ecological preserve. Order a cerveza and snacks and enjoy the wildlife that shows up. Definitely worth the effort. You can take a cab back to Tamarindo.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Costa Rican, Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Grande, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: 506-653-0423

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