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Playa Roca Hotel - Restaraunt and Bar

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Bar, Central American, South American
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1 Playa Roca, Las Penitas 91701, Nicaragua
+505 8428 8903
07:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 12:00
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Oslo, Norway
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very touristy place and the waiters seemed very tired of their work. They played so loud music we couldn't hear each other, and they wasn't very happy to turn down the volume when we asked. Still a nice place to watch the surfers and sunset.

Thank MortenSara
SE Portland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only ate food, got drinks and hung out for long periods at the beach tables (did not utilize hotel). Food is fine, nothing great but also prices on-par with other places in Las Peñitas. We never felt pressured to continue to buy buy buy while we hung out, and a small purchase of the occasional drink or snack was... More 

Thank SEPDXHiker
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great beach bar...stays open when everything else closes. Staff is very friendly, and drinks are good.

Thank Valerie L
Red Springs, North Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The tables were stained and dirty and on dirt. Service was slow. When we arrived a guy was arrested on their property. It was very comfortable there. I ordered the spaghetti which was decent but nothing special. One of my friend got tacos that were good. When I go back to las penitas I will skip this place. I think... More 

Thank Kingfox35
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I don't know why there are so many tourists here but this place is definitely over priced. I only got a smoothie and cost a totsly of 60Cords...way more than a regular smoothie would have cost and it didn't taste that much better. Don't go here just for the convenience of it...might as well explore your options and try other... More 

Thank Teresa V
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We have been to Las Penitas several times and each time, we keep going back to Playa Roca. The layout of the place is awesome, sitting directly on the beach with upper and lower level dining. They have a large menu and reasonable prices. My favorite is their breakfast...the fruit plate is much larger than what I've received at other... More 

Thank onlyangie2001
Kingston, Jamaica
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Staff seemed bothered by our presence and were openly angered when they had to make change for our 500 cordoba note. We got two beers and went out on the sand to watch the sunset. The waiter rudely whistled and shouted at us frantically gesturing for our return. We returned with the beers before even taking a sip and the... More 

Thank David S
Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Good food. Basic menu. Good location. Staff was friendly and no slower than anywhere else in Nicuragua...takes apx an hour to get food as is pretty much standard .

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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We visted Playa Roca for breakfast and dinners. Great food, the huevos rancheros for breakfast are really good.They also have wi fi available. Quite nice to catch up with email having a morning coffee, sitting under some thatched shade with your toes in the sand. We had good dinners here too at very reasonable prices.

Thank jandm9002
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

amazing location right on the beach, in the heart of Las Penitas, David, the owner was nice to us, we watched some good football, food was ok but beer was freezing cold.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Central American, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Playa Roca, Las Penitas 91701, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Las Penitas
  • Phone Number: +505 8428 8903

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?