Places to eat in Nicaragua

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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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    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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    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 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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    Jardin d'orion: Enjoy and Relax!

    by PeterSusanne Updated Sep 28, 2009

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    I'm visiting Nicaragua very often, since I think it is one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

    The last time I went I discovered a fantastic restaurant near the central plaza of Granada. El Jardin de Orion, 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 owner speaks 4 languages and knows how to spoil his guests.

    I would advise everybody to go and taste!

    Favorite Dish: Gazpacho; Ricotta ravioli with freshly prepared vegetable sauce; Profiteroles with hot pure Nicaraguayen chocolate;

    The products are fresh (pasta and vegetables) and the meals are presented in an attractive way.

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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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    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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    LaRocque: There is excellent food in Masachapa/Pochomil

    by Beast Written Jun 3, 2009

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    LaRocque restaurant and bar is the newest in this sector of the Pacific Coast. It is located behind the Vista Mar Hotel. Any taxi or caponera (bike taxi driver) will be able to direct you. Great menu of high quality food selections from North and Central America. The owners are Luke (Canadian) and Margarita (Nicaraguan). Relaxing setting with a deep pool at bar's edge. Highly recommended.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Fajitas. And if you have been away from the States for a long time, like me, hands down-best damn hamburger in Central America. Tres leches desert is muy yummy.

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    Tele Pizza of Granada, Nicaragua: Hungry in Nicaragua?

    by BorderHopper Written Jul 13, 2007

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    We were very pleased with our yummy meals at Tele Pizza. The food was great! Probably the best we had in Nicaragua. Seating is around the courtyard of a traditional Spanish colonial house with fountains and lights strung across the courtyard. The ambiance is nice & social. There is a good mix of local people and tourists here at Tele Pizza. The service staff is friendly, prices very reasonable, and ambiance is fun! We had pizza and wine

    Favorite Dish: Pizza and wine...and maybe a glass or two of Nicaraguan beer.

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    Flamingo Bar, Granada: side walk seating for your dining & drinking

    by BorderHopper Written Jul 13, 2007

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    The food is really nothing to write home about, its typical pub food. But if you need a nice lunch or some food to go along with your cervecas then this might be an option for you. We chose a table at the front of the pub which opens up to the street. Its a busy area and a great spot for people watching. We were entertained watching older Gringo's flirt with the younger Nica girls who were selling snacks nearby. Kind of reminded me of "Farangs" in Thailand. "Farangs" are to Thailand as "Gringos" are to Latin America. As for the food...it was fine and went well with my beer(sss).

    Favorite Dish: The domestic beer of Nicaragua.

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    Everywhere in Nicaragua: Eating Vegetarian in Nicaragua

    by maryellen50 Written Feb 28, 2007

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    Being a strict vegetarian (no flesh/meat/fish/chicken/etc.) is a real challenge considering Nicaragua is not known for it's cuisine.
    The recommended choice for a vegetarian would be gallo pinto - the national dish of Nicaragua however if you are like me and detest greasy/oily foods you might avoid this as I did. When eating at any local Nicaraguan food establishment, I ordered an a la carte menu of rice, beans, maduros (plaintains) and papas fritas/French fries with a white creamy onion sauce containing peppers.
    To avoid boredom, I alternate my selections with Nicaraguan pizza with cheese and jalapenos which was quite good along with some pasta dishes. There are a few Mexican restaurants however they are a far cry from Mexican food served in the U.S. or Mexico so don't expect the same.

    Favorite Dish: If you plan to travel around the country, you might pack several boxes of energy bars to supplement your meal intake.

    Typical Nicaraguan vegetarian selection After 4 days of bananas couldn't eat another one Fruit paleta/popsicle Naca Tamale - not for vegetarians Nicaraguan coconut sweet
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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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    Asia Latina: In Granada, the name says it all...

    by jglsongs Written Jan 25, 2006

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    The corner Thai/Latin restaurant (which is much bigger on the inside than it looks like on the outside) wears a few hats- good restaurant, neighborhood-y hangout and the center/start of any type of Granada nightlife, and it also feels like you're in someone's home - especially the bathroom sinks (very interesting).

    The prices are very good, lots of choices and close to everything. Also, GLBT-owned and one of the few GLBT-friendly places in Granada.

    Favorite Dish: One thing- be careful when you ask for something to be spicier- if you don't specify how spicy, you'll be tearing up for the whole meal.

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  • Meson Real: Wonderful Food at an inexpensive price!

    by ryan_and_joanna Written Jan 25, 2012

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    We spoke with the Chef/Owner directly. He came out to explain all the dishes on the menu and gave his personal recommendations. The staff were super friendly and our experience was absolutely delightful.

    Favorite Dish: We had an octopus dish for our tapas, and it melted in our mouths. I've never had octopus that tender and full of flavor before. We had the medallion steaks for our main course and they were equally as good. We had the bread pudding for dessert, which was a little better than average, but nothing to write home about. The best thing about our meal is that it cost roughly $20 (US). We'd easily pay 3x-5x times as much for a similar meal in San Francisco.

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    La Casita: Relaxing Oasis

    by Kbgrace Updated Jan 29, 2012

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    Nestled amid the tropical forest, the tables, made of local wood, are loosely covered by canopies and umbrellas to protect you from an afternoon rain, as you enjoy simple dishes of cheese, bread, tea, coffee

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