Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Masaya

La Mestiza

An unexpected surprise, La Mestiza serves some of the best and most authentic Mexican food in Nicaragua. We love their tacos de chicharrón en salsa verde (pork scratchings with salsa verde) and cochinita pibil (Yuca…
International in Jinotepe

MamaYamna El Chante

MamaYamna defies pigeon-holing. But if you imagine an art gallery with a wall-high psychedelic mural of Che Guevara, a gangsta Marilyn Monroe wearing a bandanna, framed photos of Gandhi, jazz and funk music playing …
Nicaraguan in Masatepe

Mondongo Veracruz

Masatepe is perhaps best known for delicious, steaming bowls of mondongo (tripe soup marinated with bitter oranges and fresh herbs, then simmered with garden vegetables for hours). This is one of the best places in …
Pizza in Jinotepe

Pizzeria Colisseo

The locals call the authentic brick-oven-baked pizza here the best in Nicaragua: the owner's originally from Rome and has been serving them for a quarter of a century. It also serves beer and wine, and doubles as an…
Nicaraguan in Catarina

Mi Viejo Ranchito

Slightly out of town, towards Masaya, this thatch-roofed restaurant is locally famous for its quesillos (tortillas stuffed with fresh quesillo cheese, topped with pickled onions and sour cream), and also serves an a…
Cafe in Masaya

Cafe La Nani

Whoever said that Masaya wasn't sophisticated enough for latte art? Join the local yuppies here for iced (and regular) coffee in pleasant, air-conditioned surroundings, as well as Nica and American breakfasts, wraps…
Nicaraguan in Catarina

La Casona

Popular with both locals and tour groups, and justifiably so, this family-run restaurant serves up filling breakfasts as well as BBQ chicken, tostones con queso (fried green plantains with cheese), grilled fish and …
Nicaraguan in Nindirí

La Llamarada

A more formal option than most of Nindirí's fritanga (home-style Nicaraguan food) joints, this is a beloved local restaurant that serves the likes of chicken in wine sauce, as well as mixed grill and other local sta…
Cafe in Jinotepe

Cafe Paris

Half a block southwest of the main square, this Parisian-inspired cafe specializes in coffee drinks and freshly baked pastries. Breakfast and light meals are also served.
International in Jinotepe

Buen Provecho

A block and a half north of Parque Central's northwest corner, this basic place serves up typical Nicaraguan dishes.