Places to eat in Nicaragua

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    and all Nicaraguan: El Colibri: Spanish/Catalan/Italian/British/Irish-owned...

    by jglsongs Updated Jan 24, 2006

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    El Colibri is one of those places that people might just call "Mary's place" or "that place just left outside of Pelican Eyes..." Whatever it's called, it's a fun, local place that seems to be the ex-pat center of SJdS.

    Favorite Dish: The paella is a house specialty (since two of the owners, a couple, are from Girona, Spain). After a little while, you'll feel like you're at home, and you'll start to be treated like family.

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    La Cascada (at Piedras y Olas): the only gourmet restaurant in San Juan del Sur

    by jglsongs Written Jan 23, 2006

    How can you get any better than a gourmet restaurant, staffed by people who are attentive and are always there to refill a glass that sits at the foot of a pool that overlooks the ocean- and no walls, just a big thatched roof. Well, in San Juan del Sur - you can't. La Cascada is the official name, but people just refer to it as Piedras y Olas or Pelican Eyes.

    Favorite Dish: My personal favorites: Lobster and corn fritters, cantaloupe granita, hot artichoke dip with homemade tortilla chips which taste/look/crunch better than any you've ever had, and the mahi mahi.

    La Cascada restaurant, San Juan del Sur, NI
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    The chickenlady!: Good and cheap local food!

    by JenniferG Written Dec 11, 2003

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    This is an amazing place to have dinner!While you sit down on the sidewalk you pick the thing you want: chicken or beef, order a freshly made lemonade and watch your meat grilled on the barbecue.

    This is not a place tourists often go to. It probably doesn't look very reliable but trust me this is the way locals go out for dinner. It's good and cheap and a unique experience.
    And we didn't got sick from it at all!

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    Road side Comidas: Great food - Cheap

    by Hermanater Written Dec 3, 2003

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    Every where there are small roadside comidas. These places are litte buildings on the side of the road. We ate at a few of them. The food was fresh and plentiful. Steak, beef, three types of chicken, soup, queso frito...........
    3 of us ate, with a drink each for about $8

    Favorite Dish: all of it

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    Ricardo's: Great food - great view

    by Hermanater Written Dec 3, 2003

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    This is a bar - restaurant on the beach at San Juan del Sur. It was a tidy place with friendly staff and good food.

    I say this even though while eating one mouthfull tasted funny and I was very ill the next day. The other 3 people I was with really enjoyed their meals. Even though I was sick, I would not hesitate to go back.

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    The Jungle: Bananos Galore

    by epicult Updated Nov 19, 2003

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    The jungle serves up some very tasty treats on this island. Try some of the fresh bananas, coconuts or limes from along the jungle trail or beach. It's common to see fruit harvesters riding through the trails or along the beach with their horses loaded to max.

    If you choose to endulge in nature's offerings, be sure you're not actually pilfering from someone's garden.

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    National dish - Nacatamales

    by hanula Written Nov 9, 2003

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    Nacatamales is the most typical Nicaraguan food. It is smashed corn and potatoes wrapped in a banana leaf along with some pork meat, little fresh tomato and some garlic & salt. The leaf is tightly wrapped and tied with a string and the whole thing is boiled in water. It is tasty when fresh, very cheap and has lots of oil in it.

    Women of Mozonte making nacatamales

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    Bridgette's: Inexpensive Lobster

    by epicult Written Aug 1, 2003

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    Candle light dining is your only option on Little Corn due to the fact that there simply is no electricity... unless you dine in the more upscale restaurants/hotels that have generator produced electricity.

    If you don't mind candles only, Bridgette cooks up a mean lobster , fish and fried chicken. She'll also cook up any fish you catch for free as long as you share the rest with her guests.

    Unis and Joanna keep the beers coming and the candles burning. They close when you leave or they run out of whatever your poison is.

    Favorite Dish: Lobster ($6.50 US for two large tails) w/massive portions of platano, guyo pinto and coleslaw. Broiled, fried or sauteed in garlic.

    Bridgette (far left) and Co.
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  • san juan de la selva: san juan de la selva

    by vitoco Written Aug 25, 2002

    ambiente unico con cascada de agua con carpas japonesas y flores de loto -- y jaguares vivos en el restaurante - precios modicos - aceptamos todas las tarjetas de credito - abierto todos los dias de la semana.

    Favorite Dish: camarones de rio - rib-eye steak - berenjena gratinada
    colas de langosta - seviches varios - y los mejores vinos de la ciudad - postres estravagantes - cafe expresso - cafe irlandes

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    Sorry, as I said on my other...

    by TanjaE Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Sorry, as I said on my other pages...there's no special restaurant for me to remember in each country I've visited. I like stopping at those small restaurants, where I see native people...and yes, I don't like those first class stuff. That is less important onmy journeys.

    Favorite Dish: I like eating plantains, fruits and vegetables or salad (I usually don't eat a lot beef, pork or fish).

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    Restaurante Doña Inés: Restaurante Doña Inés

    by thelukey Written Aug 15, 2006

    Open up your wallet and splurge for the lobster dinner at Restaurante Doña Inés, located along the beachfront in San Juan del Sur. You won’t regret it.

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    cosmopolit's Restaurant Tip

    by cosmopolit Written Aug 26, 2002

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    around the square in the picture there's plenty of cafes and restaurants even in the museum where you can enjoy your breakfast in style al fresco.

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