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Restaurante Lidia's Place

Avenia 67 | Calle 217, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0598
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“patacones” (25 reviews)
“chicken” (39 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Jamaican, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Avenia 67 | Calle 217, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing rice and beans! Good service. The shrimps with Caribbean Sauce, Lime pie and patacones were also very good. It was worthy to wait for a seat.

Thank Ana S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This little place is the best for local food, absolutely delicious and they have a killer hot sauce! It's probably the cheapest local food around and the highest quality. Lidias Caribbean sauce is amazing! Go there whilst in Puerto viejo for your local food fix!

Thank saige22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the best place to try local food in Puerto Viejo. Lidia still runs the place and the food is amazing. We had the shrimp with garlic and "patacones", heaven!!!. The also make their own hot sauce from Panamanian chiles and if you want dessert...More

Thank Miguel D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been there twice, once for dinner and once for lunch, because it was really close to our hotel. He always took a vegetarian casado which was really good. Just be prepared to wait a bit for your food when the restaurant is full.

Thank Noralee_R
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Firstly, let me say I enjoyed the quite and clean restaurant right away. I like finding more local places to experience the cultural food. I was excited for a taste of the Caribbean. The place is very down to earth, service was friendly, and I...More

Thank Bryce S
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This place is lovely. Everyone is very nice and the food is perfect! This was our first taste of rice and beans Caribbean style. My husband had the chicken Caribbean style, my Dad had rice, beans and a salad, and I had the vegetarian Lidia....More

Thank Bridget S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We had dinner at Lidia's place twice while staying in Puerto Viejo. The fruit drinks were fresh and tasty and we really loved the casado with beef and caribbean sauce. One night we also met Lidia herself who came by to chat with us and...More

Thank KT_PuraVida
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Make sure you walk of the main drag and visit Lida's place. The home cooked food and juice drinks are very good!

Thank SashaSeattle
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My mother and I were looking for some spice after 9 days of fairly bland Costa Rican food. The coconut fish curry was just what we needed! The waiter was very helpful. I tried to order the second option with my chicken-- white rice and...More

Thank Denise J
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The dishes we had were the Caribbean Lidia style chicken with rice and chuleta a la plancha. We were amazed by the taste and the quality of the chicken. It just melted in your mouth. The yellow salsa picante they serve is also very nice...More

Thank Ian M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Jamaican, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenia 67 | Calle 217, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0598
Small family owned restaurant in town. I don't thing there are any street addresses there.
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