Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Playa Popoyo & Around

La Vaca Loca

La Vaca Loca wears several hats and we love them all: it's an art house with beautifully-carved furnishings; a tranquil cafe in a flowering garden, serving American breakfasts and artisanal coffee; and a B&B wit…
Top Choice Seafood in Playa Gigante

Mama Lin's

By the rocks at the north end of the beach, local matriarch Mama Lin feeds you fantastic lobster, grilled snapper, sopa de mariscos (seafood stew) and chicken dishes, as well as hearty Nica breakfasts.
International in Playa Gigante

Juntos Beach Bar & Grill

This Canadian-Nicaraguan cafe in the middle of the village turns into the local nightspot on weekends, sometimes with DJs. Come for pizza night, the poutine, the generous breakfasts involving Bloody Marys, or to wat…
Pizza in Playa Popoyo & Around

Viento Este

Perch at one of candlelit driftwood tables, dig your toes in the sand and order a wood-fired pizza, while watching the white crests of the crashing surf in the darkness beyond. Strung with fairy lights, this Uruguay…
Seafood in Playa Gigante

El Mirador Margarita

In a prime sunset-viewing spot in the center of the village, Margarita's is the place to come for cold beers and heaped portions of grilled fish. Solid Nica breakfasts, too.
Nicaraguan in Playa Gigante

Blue Sol

An easygoing (and affordable) bar-restaurant on the road to the beach, this is a good place to be for mojitos with an ocean view at sunset, or a traditional Nica dish like grilled fish with rice, beans and plantains…