Top Choice Cafe in León

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 of freshly baked pastries and gourmet salads and sandwiches.…
International in León

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, to name a few, plus a few Nicaraguan small plates (like tost…
Nicaraguan in Corinto

Costa Azul

Slightly upscale Costa Azul has breezy patio seating and a great seafood menu featuring various kinds of ceviche, plus freshly caught shrimp and lobster prepared in a variety of ways. You might be tempted to linger …
Nicaraguan in La Paz Centro

Quesillos Guiligüiste

The original (and still the best, many say) quesillo spot in town is found right at the entrance to the city (conveniently close to the bus stop). It's usually open from 10am through to early evening but the hours c…
Nicaraguan in Corinto

Restaurante El Espigón

The place to eat in Corinto. El Espigón specializes in seafood and steaks, and it's located right on the water. On weekends, there's live music. It's also a good choice for cocktails with a view.
Peruvian in Corinto

El Peruano

A simple dining option on the waterfront, with open-air seating and fresh fish specials.
Vegetarian in León


León's vegetarian hot spot. This colorful eatery offers meat-free versions of dishes from around the world in the elegant but relaxed surrounds of an old colonial house. There are a few meat dishes (cooked in separa…
Pizza in Las Peñitas

Dulce Mareas

It's known for pizzas baked in a clay-brick oven, but this sweet beachfront eatery also does breakfast and lunch – plus coffee, desserts and cold cocktails, all with a view of the water. You can also rent out rooms …
Nicaraguan in León


With a grand, high-ceilinged dining room kept cool by a battalion of ceiling fans, this is one of León’s most atmospheric eating spots. The food is good and there’s a cozy, candlelit rear patio.
Steak in León

Al Carbón

León's best steakhouse has a long menu – there's great grilled fish and chicken, too – and a sumptuous patio dining area inside a well-preserved casona (old house).