I you go to NIcaragua,you have to try their typical drink which is "yucca drink".The best place to try,is from the booth at park central .Yucca is some kind of root from a plant that widely grown in Asia,Africa, Latin america and the carribean.The colour is a little gray and white ,and firmer than potato.People eat them boiled or steam.Some make flour form to make some bakery or noodle.After taste the yucca drink I guess that they boiled it and blend with water and sugar and serve with ice.At first ,I have no idea what it is,but I want to try and when they take it out from regridgerater I start to feel little hesitating to drink it because they just keep it in a plastic bag...I was thinking.... will I have diarrhea?
It's sweet and tasted like potato.You have to try it ,because finally I'm safe without any diarrhea.
The restaurant along Calle La Calzada are quite expensive for me soI tried to find some nice area for eating but not expensive.I tried an area that located in a corner ,1 block from Park central on Calle Real Xalteva.I forgot the name of it but the area look like a courtyard surrounding with restaurants on the ground floor and pubs on the second floor(as seen on the picture).The courtyard looks nice but the way they manage the shops and setting the table are not that nice.I think this area has a lot of potential to be a nice place to eat and drink if they just re-organize and sell some other food ,make it more variety.And one thing from my own opinion I don't like the too loud music they play at night ,it doesn't sound welcoming much for me, also the dimming light are too dark.It looked like disco place (without people) more than a nice chilling drinking place.At day time we stop by to drink some soft drink ,not much customer,only 1 tourist (I guess) drinking some beers.I had dinner there 1 time,we had chicken with rice (70 c.d) and beef with french fries (80 c.d) .We didn't drink there because it's too loud music,so we bought some beers from a grocery store next to that place and went back to drink at our hostel ,in our beautiful garden.
Not only was the food and service here excellent, but I really did appreciate the fact that they had a security guard at the door keeping out the panhandlers and trinket sellers who really began to wear on me at other open air places.
Favorite Dish: Carrot muffin was excellent
Recently visited Bucanero restaurant and unfortunately our bus was robbed and eight passports stolen along with many other items. From the local police, the state department and other information we discovered that the owner of the restaurant is part of a crime ring which has robbed several cars in the Bucanero parking lot. Beautiful view but recomend everyone stay very far away from this place. It is a real pity.
JARDIN D'ORION is a great restaurant.
Where else can you go where the very fresh food is excellent, the atmosphere superb and a perfect and very thoughtful service
The ‘’ duck , sauce au cassis’’ and the ‘’ beef medallion, blue cheese sauce’’ were amazing!
Dessert was fantastic.
Romantic and reasonably priced.
Frédéric and Delphine are doing a great job.
Favorite Dish: DUCK SAUCE CASSIS served with home-made chips and fresh vegetables , very special in Nicaragua.
We had a good but not great meal at El Archangel. We consider it very expensive for what you get, but more importantly they give you prices in US$, convert them to Cordoba's at one rate and then calculate the actual exchange at another. So the bottom line is they are expensive and they screw you on the bill.
Check your bill thoroughly otherwise you'll pay more than you should. Also once you start questioning the bill, the people who could speak English suddenly can't speak English any more.
JARDIN D'ORION is a fantastic restaurant near the central plaza of Granada.
It is a perfect place to hide from the hot and dusty streets of Granada where you can enjoy beautiful wines and very tasty food for a very descent price. (The music is even good ).
I would advise everybody to go and taste!
Favorite Dish: Beef medaillons ''blue cheese sauce''.
Duck red ''sauce''.
Jardin d'Orion is very near the old town.(parque central) The food and atmoshere are great . The best food we had in 5 weeks in Central America.Very fresh food. (also very special in Central America!). The restaurant had a very nice wine selection. This is a excellent restaurant at moderate price. You must go to JARDIN D'ORION if you are in Granada.WE loved this charming restaurant
Favorite Dish: Beef , and fresh vegetables.
We were delighted to relax on the peaceful garden of ‘El Jardin de Orion’. This restaurant-bar is magnificently located!we enjoyed the delicious French food. I loved the tarte tatin (apple pie)! We were kindly welcomed by the dynamic young couple who own the restaurant. English flowed easily. (Although we learned they are equally conversant in French, Spanish and Dutch.)
We quickly felt at home. The menu is delicious and affordable.
We heartily recommend ‘Jardin d' Orion’
Favorite Dish: Beef medallions with a selection of sauces
Tatin caramelized apple pie
The name means the third eye. You will find a unique, relaxed atmosphere in this friendly but mystical place. A mix of authentic flavors from all corners of the world is offered - a FUSION cuisine including Spanish tapas, vegetation food, French crepes, Italian pastas, Sushi every Tuesday night, and also Thai and Hindu food.
The restaurant is open every day except on Monday.
Another aspect of the restaurant is the Lounge Bar, filled with comfort by cushions and sofas of all sizes, so that you can enjoy the music, board games, books, coffee, art, and the pleasant aromas and fragrances. There is also a wide choice of licor and cocktails. Great environment to kick back and visit with friends.
Favorite Dish: Sushi's pretty damn good. But then I haven't been disappointed here ever.
Kathy's Waffle House a small, friendly breakfast restaurant that is very popular among foreigners as well as Nicaraguans. As a result of specializing in breakfasts, the restaurant has come up with some exceptional meals to start your day. Besides thick, Belgium waffles you can also get omelets, oatmeal, french toast, sandwiches, pancakes, smoked salmon, and bagels. Fresh juices are also available to accompany your breakfast.
Favorite Dish: waffles
We have lived in Granada for six months and gone to a large variety of eateries but I have to say that Imagine - though expensive for here - is really the best. Kevin uses fresh ingredients and finds new ways to present them. It is a small intimate informal restaurant with lovely presentation and good music. On some days there is live music (though given the space, I have not been willing to try it though I hear the music is great).
Favorite Dish: Everything is freshly grilled (so not fast even though there aren't usually a lot of people there at once) and it is all good. I have had the lamb as well as appetizers. The food is put together in interesting ways that allows you to taste it - nothing strange - like you are eating in a french restaurant.
Yes, we were trapped into a touristy restaurant for drinks and appetizers. But, in Grenada, it's not so touristy. It was a bit pricey for Granada but still cheap by U.S. standards. Great people watching as well.
The food was okay. We read about the place in our guidebook and by accident, stumbled upon it. Granada isn't that big. The inside was open air, there were tourists there, the food was average but the service was great. They do deliver.
In the Calle la Calzada, two building north from the earlier mentioned "Restaurant Don Luca", you will find a good restaurant where you can have a great piece of grilled meat. You'll not find this restaurant by looking for the sign, or by listening to the waiters to call you in, but simply by following your nose to the delicious smell of the barbeque.
Inside the restaurant you'll see a small square room in which you can sit; not that cosy, but there also is a nice open patio in the backwith some tables. In here you can have a look at the stars above you and at the cook that is preparing your meat a few metres away on the big barbeque.
I had a big piece of beef which was grilled perfectly. The rest of the dish was not that special, but the beef made it all ok.
PS: When we were there it started raining: the power fell out, candles were brought out, the patio was closed because it became too wet, and inside is became very noisy and wet too because of the emergency engine that was brought in and several leaks in the roof.