Must see restaurants in León

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    Mercado La Estacíon

    Head here in the evenings for your fill of the BX, León's famous dish. BX (bajón extremo) was coined by local students in the 1990s; it's the local take…

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    A happy marriage of Polish and Sri Lankan dishes, this eclectic restaurant does an equally good job with moreish pierogi (dumplings with multiple fillings…

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    Pan y Paz

    Run by a European couple, this fabulous French bakery specializes in homemade breads. Grab a table on the breezy interior courtyard and choose from a menu…

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    El Desayunazo

    Whether you're being whisked off on an early-morning tour or shuttle, or are just a fan of all-day breakfasts, this is the place for generous portions of…

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    Café La Nicaragüita

    This friendly little restaurant uses fresh and local produce to make a solid range of menu items: sandwiches, salads, burgers, pastas, steaks and fajitas,…

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    Paz de Luna Café

    At this sleek, hipster-friendly coffee shop – think black-and-white tiled floors, a gilded chandelier, fruit crates repurposed as furniture – a wall-sized…

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    Cusco Collao Ceviche Gastrobar

    This thimble-sized cevichería holds such promise! The tostones con cangrejo (fried green plantain topped with crab) are a perfect blend of crunchiness and…

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    El Bodegón

    Sit inside the greenery-filled courtyard and feast on the likes of pork with boiled yucca, quesadillas, jalapeño chicken, tostadas and more. The food is…

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    Del Norte

    Run by a friendly family from Matagalpa, Del Norte serves Nicaraguan classics, including heaped portions of fritanga, delicious grilled chicken and…

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    Quesadillas, burritos and tacos are all on offer at this small Mexican restaurant with a succinct menu. The friendly owner is fluent in English and French…

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    León's vegetarian hot spot. This colorful eatery offers ample portions of vegetable curry, Indonesian noodles and more, in the relaxed surrounds of an old…

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    El Mediterraneo

    Date night? Check out one of the longer-running dining institutions in town. The decor is gorgeous, and carefully prepared seafood, pasta, meats and pizza…

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    El Sesteo

    You can’t beat the location of this landmark cafe, positioned right on the plaza with spectacular people-watching and views of the cathedral. The food is…

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    Comedor Lucia

    In ‘Backpacker Alley,' this no-frills Nica joint gets a predictable mix of locals and travelers. The typical Nica breakfast involving huevos rancheros and…

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    Supermercado La Colonia

    A good supermarket for stocking up on supplies; there's also a small cafeteria offering prepared foods, and a juice bar.

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    Mercado Central

    León's large produce market is surrounded by simple comedores (eateries) and food stands.