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Los Lagos restaurant

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Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
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San Gerardo de Dota, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
740-1009
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Naples, FL
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287 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here and my smoked trout dip was fantastic! Two people had black bean soup which had lots of additions but the soup was a little weak. Another person had caprice salad and it was delicious. Only strange thing is they would not sell wine by the bottle but only by the glass even though they pour it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We headed for the pizzeria after reading great reviews but he was closed this Saturday. We had planned to try Los Lagos for dinner and went for late lunch instead. No other customers at two and we sat on the patio for great sunshine and busy hummingbirds amid the many flowering shrubs and feeders. Got some good photos. Very friendly.... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

The good was great and we paid $5 with our entrance fee but we were part of G Adventures. The hot spring were gorgeous and the beer was cold. The music was up beat and happy. The staff were friendly and speedy with service. Tip the server you will get better service at the bar.

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Thank Sabina T
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try a new restaurant and ended up at Los Lagos. We we're welcomed by a really lovely elderly lady. We didn't get a menu, but she summed up three dishes in Spanish. Since our Spanish is less than basic ordering was quite a challenge. We got the feeling there were little options and we also didn't know... More 

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Tilaran, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I visited this restaurant on January 01. All the restaurants in the area were closed due to the holiday and Los Lagos was the only one open. This situation led me to give Los Lagos a try and I couldn't be happier. The food was tasty, and even though the service was a bit slow (the restaurant was crowded), the... More 

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Thank Mauricio D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

After reading "Ani from Oregon's" review we feel that we had almost identical experiences. The valley known as San Gerardo de Dota IS a lovely Garden of Eden and although we only spent the nights there we at all of our breakfast and dinner meals at Los Lagos. Paulina was also like our mother and her daughter Gerardina and other... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

The trout our kids fished themselves in their little pond was quickly fried - served with French fries... Not tasteful at all and more expensive than other lunches we had in the region - maybe the cook was on vacation ?

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has the best Trout in the area. Prepared fresh daily. The value of the meals are exceptional. Doña Chinchilla, the owner is warm and friendly and works hard in the kitchen everyday. That says a lot because she oversees all the food preparation. The trout ponds are close by so you can see the fish and how the... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We spent two weeks in the lovely "Garden of Eden-like" valley known as San Gerardo de Dota and ate most of our dinners here at Los Lagos. Paulina was like our mother, so kind and sweet. Her son, Mario, was the friendly chef on the weekends. We ate the trout every day because they raised them in their ponds. It... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

Wanting a variety of dining options in San Gerardo de Dota, we pulled into this restuarant and were met by the owner. She was the only employee that day and we were her only guests. She suggested a "family style" meal since there were 4 of us and we agreed. We had the fried Cheese and French Fries for an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Gerardo de Dota, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Gerardo de Dota
  • Phone Number: 740-1009

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