Top Choice Peruvian in Managua

La Terraza Peruana

A casual but refined Peruvian restaurant set on a cool front balcony overlooking a leafy side street, La Terraza has a huge menu that takes you from coastal to high Andean cuisine. With advance notice you can order …
Nicaraguan in Managua

Cocina Doña Haydee

This traditional Nicaraguan eatery does classic dishes, well presented and carefully prepared, from gallo pinto (rice and beans) and guiso de chilote (cheese soup with baby corn) to steak with all the trimmings. The…
European in Managua

La Casa de Los Nogueras

One of the most elegant restaurants in town, this cozy European bistro has delightful art, a wonderful garden out back for alfresco eating and top-notch but overly formal service. Note if you're planning on swinging…
Nicaraguan in Managua

Doña Pilar

Doña Pilar’s been here for years, and this popular evening fritanga (sidewalk grill) is a neighborhood institution, both for its juicy, crispy BBQ chicken and the range of ever-so-slightly greasy tacos and enchilada…
Cafe in Managua

La Casa del Café

One of the main locations of Nicaragua's popular coffee chain. Grab a table on the spacious and airy upstairs balcony and you’ll find it hard to leave. All the standard and gourmet coffee options are available (incl…
Seafood in Managua

Marea Alta

One of the more highly respected seafood restaurants in town – we recommend the lobster risotto. With an enviable corner location in the middle of the bar district, people-watching opportunities here are endless. Th…
Vegetarian in Managua


Enjoy freshly prepared vegetarian plates and a wide range of licuados (fruit and veggie juices and smoothies) on this spacious patio overlooking lush gardens. There's a lunch buffet from 11am to 3pm.
Mexican in Managua

La Hora del Taco

This sprawling Mexican bar and restaurant has a wide-ranging menu that includes standards like nachos and fajitas, plus a few southern Mexican favorites like cochinita pibil (suckling pig).
Bakery in Managua

Cafetín Tonalli

If you’re jonesing for some pan integral (wholewheat bread), this simple bakery and cafe, run by a women’s co-op, is the place to be. The fresh-baked treats are also good to grab for a long bus ride out of town (it'…
French in Managua

La Marseillaise

The gold standard in Nicaraguan fine dining has tastefully art-bedecked walls, outstanding wine pairings and authentic French cuisine. Make reservations.