Restaurants

Top Choice International in Little Corn Island

Darinia's Kitchen

For a truly local experience in the Village, reserve an evening meal at this ambitious and eclectic supper club. Self-taught Managua transplant Darinia cooks up a four-course feast that can easily accommodate vegeta…
Top Choice Seafood in Bluefields

Cevicheria El Chino

Don't leave Bluefields without trying El Chino's marvelous ceviche, prepared fresh every day and served in small polystyrene cups, alongside an array of auto parts at this unremarkable grocery shop. Choose from shri…
Top Choice International in Little Corn Island

Desideri

Boasting the most interesting menu in the Village, this popular restaurant overlooking the water tempts hungry travelers with authentic Italian pastas, tasty burritos and the house specialty, lobster Thermidor. Ther…
Top Choice Seafood in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Restaurante Faramhi

Close to the airport, this popular restaurant serves easily the best food in town. It's a very Bilwi kind of place: the open-air dining area features seashell light shades, a random disco light and a country music s…
Top Choice Cuban in Little Corn Island

Habana Libre

Long considered the Corn Islands’ best restaurant, this Cuban-run kitchen serves up outstanding plates of fish, shrimp, roast pork and ropa vieja (a Cuban shredded-beef delicacy) on a smart dining patio. But the abs…
Top Choice Pizza in Great Corn Island

Pizzeria Italia

While the restaurant doesn't look like much, these are certainly some of the best pizzas available along Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast. We love the fact that there's a whole section for 'Pizzas with Garlic,' which may…
Top Choice Cafe in Bluefields

Galeria Aberdeen

Feeling just a tad too chic for grimy Bluefields, this light-filled, split-level cafe serves real coffee in addition to panini, pasta dishes, salads and other meals you won't find anywhere else. There's also a great…
Top Choice Nicaraguan in Little Corn Island

Comedor Bridget

Pull up a chair on the porch of this converted family home and order the superb salt-dusted, lightly fried fish and a cold beer. Alternatively, try its mind-bogglingly good shrimp coconut curry or the great-value lo…
Top Choice Seafood in Great Corn Island

Big Fish

This fantastic place is run by a friendly team of locals, who give a consistently warm welcome. The menu is one of the most interesting on the island, and specialties include Jamaican jerk lobster, shrimp in jalapeñ…
Top Choice International in Pearl Lagoon

Casa Ulrich

Local boy and Swiss-trained chef Fred Ulrich returned to Pearl Lagoon after a long absence working in resorts all over the Americas, and has invested in his own impressive two-floor restaurant right by the water. Ev…