Managua-El Rama Road restaurants

Nicaraguan in Juigalpa

Palo Solo

Set on a shady patio at the western edge of Palo Solo park, this restaurant serves up tasty Nicaraguan mixed grill plates. It's not exactly fine dining, but it's lively, the food is good and the view is fantastic.
Seafood in Puerto Díaz

El Pescadito

In a breezy ranch by the water, El Pescadito serves a terrific fried fish with panoramic lake views. The owner also arranges boat trips on the lake.
International in Boaco

Kónoha Café

There's a jazz soundtrack, good coffee and a friendly owner at this great little spot just off the Parque Central. The menu is simple rather than anything particularly exciting, but features atypical treats such as …
Nicaraguan in Boaco

Restaurante Alpino

This spotless tiled-floor restaurant with pressed yellow tablecloths serves up tasty Nica cuisine. The menu is pretty much the same as every other restaurant around here, but the plates are well prepared with fresh …
Internarional in Juigalpa

Coffee Break

This friendly diner-style place with comfy booths on the main highway through town serves up soups, salads, panini, quesadillas and grilled meats. It also has a baked goods selection and does good coffee, making it …
Seafood in Puerto Díaz

Bar y Restaurant Lizayel

Serves big plates of fried fish and typical dishes in an open-air dining area. Many sailing boat captains hang out here between voyages, and so it's a good place to organize boat trips to the islands too.
Market in Juigalpa


For super-cheap eats, hit the market, where local mothers bring home-cooking to the masses. Come for full chicken meals (grilled and fried) served with gallo pinto (rice and beans) or refried beans and freshly made …