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El Picante Mexican Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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Mexican, Latin, Central American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews nachos beans chicken salad the owner free chips and salsa great mexican food great meal wonderful man non spicy his customers amazing service fantastic night free beer visiting ometepe lonely planet highly recommend this place
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic night chatting to Jean and enjoying the awesome home made corn chips and spicy salsa in the nachos. Jean himself is a lovely guy full of information about Ometepe and he really makes you feel welcome. Special mention to the excellent...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Elliott J
Jean G, Owner at El Picante Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear Elliott, Thanks you for your kind review. It is so wonderful to hear tourists having great time in Nicaragua, just the opposite of the perception people have of this country at the moment. Here @ El Picante we will stay open as long as...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

We enjoyed our overall experience here. The food was delicious and Jean was a great host. Highly recommended! We will definitely be back. Thank you, Jean!!More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank M C
Jean G, Owner at El Picante Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

You are welcome😄 Actually you didn't need to thank me!! We are just trying to do our job! Thank you too and to all your family for choosing my place for dinner. Looking forward to the pictures. Can't wait to see you all and serve...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Very good food and service. Friendly owner. Quesadilla was very tasty with good guacamole and chips and salsa. Excellent!More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank MichaelJRichards
Jean G, Owner at El Picante Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Dear Michael, Definatly you are one of of the exceptional COMPATRIOT. 😆😅!! ( For those who don't get it, don't worry ...Michael does) Glad you liked our food and service. Was nice to chat with you trying to solve world problems although never had clients...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Whoever is saying you can't find good food on Ometepe isn't looking in the right places! Jean not only made us delicious chicken fajitas/enchiladas, he did it with a massive smile and made our experience top notch. Thank you and keep up what you're doing!...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Pip N
Jean G, Owner at El Picante Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear happy customers, Thanks for your kind review and glad you both enjoyed our popular Fajitas and Enchiladas😄. It was a pleasure to serve you, Jean

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

My chicken fajitas were good but very salty. My girlfriends chicken quesadillas was full of bones and fat. Very little to choose from menu.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank dpele
Jean G, Owner at El Picante Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Sorry for not liking our fajita . As you know.. You were not charged for it even thought Someone had eaten half of it. On top of that you walk to next table which had exactly 3 fajitas like your and told you that there...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I've we were settled on the island we walked to town to find food. I had noticed a Mexican place as we came in. Off we went. And in the two weeks we spent in Nicaragua it is one of my favorite memories. The food...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Jean G, Owner at El Picante Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Dear Tood and Kandis, Thanks for you comments.. It is always a joy for me to see customers coming two, three time in the same week to dine with us😀 I will assure you that we do not take that for granted. As for sharing...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great food - I had the chicken fajitas 2 nights in a row.. why go anywhere else? This is the best food in town! Wonderful service, super friendly. 2 types of salsa either spicy or non spicy so everyone can be happy! Great wine as...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank RebekahAmrit
Jean G, Owner at El Picante Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Dear customer, Glad you enjoyed our popular Fajitas. Hope your return trip went well and back home ( maybe a little colder than Ometepe😄) safe until we meet again. It was a pleasure for me to serve and chat with you both.

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We loved this place so much we ate twice during our four night visit. The food was fantastic - our fajitas were way better than the ‘fajita place’ up the road. They also made me a lovely simple meal of rice and beans for next...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Jean G, Owner at El Picante Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Look Happy customer!!!! Salsa eats first and better food than me!!!😂😂😂 She has been my longest and loyal relationship." 10 years now".😜😜 Glad you liked our famous fajita and yes... I do care for the quality of the food we serve and try to be...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Food was great, Jean made both our visits very special. He takes the time to stop and visit with everyone. If you have the time talk with him he has life figured out! Ask him how many ties he has now ;) Thanks again Jean!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Todd M
Jean G, Owner at El Picante Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Dear customer, Thanks for your kind words. Always a pleasure to hear from satisfied customers. Was nice chatting with you two nights in the row😄 Safe travels, Jean

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Very small portions and quite expensive in our opinion. According to menu Nachos are for two people and its not even enough for one and they cost about 7 dollars - thats not cheap. Also im not sure if they are suppose to be so...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Mi S
Jean G, Owner at El Picante Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Dear customer: Thanks for your review and sorry for not liking our Nacho. If you had read the small print 😬(That is a joke, I mean the big print ) in regard to our famous Nacho it does say that NACHO GOOD FOR 2 as...More

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