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…
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…
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).
Mediterranean in León

El Mediterraneo

Date night? Check out one of the longer-running dining institutions in town. Some say it's not as good as it used to be, but the decor is gorgeous, and carefully prepared seafood, pasta, meats and curries are reliab…
Nicaraguan in León

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 hit-or-miss, but you can't go wrong with a fresh fruit smooth…
Nicaraguan in León

Comedor Lucia

In ‘Backpacker Alley,' this no-frills Nica joint gets a predictable mix of locals and travelers.
Market in León

Mercado Central

León's central market is surrounded by simple comedores (eateries) and food stands.
Supermarket in León

La Unión Supermercado

La Unión is the largest supermarket in town.