Restaurants

Top Choice Nicaraguan in León

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 on the fritanga, consisting of gallo pinto, slaw, marinated gr…
Top Choice Fusion in León

Imbir

A happy marriage of Polish and Sri Lankan dishes, this eclectic restaurant does an equally good job with moreish pierogi (with multiple fillings) and curries ranging from gentle to fruity yet fiery. The shady interi…
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.…
Nicaraguan in León

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 gallo pinto (rice and beans) and fried plantain, pancakes with…
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…
Cafe in León

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 chalkboard menu spells out the long menu of coffee drinks, b…
Peruvian in León

Cusco Callao 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 delicate sweetness, the fish ceviche has a nice kick to it, …
Latin American in León

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 mostly Cuban, with some international influences, the frozen m…
Nicaraguan in León

Del Norte

Run by a friendly family from Matagalpa, Del Norte serves Nicaraguan classics, including heaped portions of fritanga, delicious grilled chicken and tostones (fried green plantains) to the tune of Nicaraguan country …
Mexican in León

Tacubaya

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 and is quick with a joke, and the margaritas really hit the …