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El Bamboo

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Argentinian, , International
30 Mts From Lazy Crab, 50 Mts From Asi Es Mi Tierra | Balgue, Balgue, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
+505 8716 7640
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ravioli” (3 reviews)
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Argentinian, Central American, International, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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30 Mts From Lazy Crab, 50 Mts From Asi Es Mi Tierra | Balgue, Balgue, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this place when staying at the Lazy Crab in Balgue. Great food and super friendly guy (whose name we didn’t catch!) who appears to run the place. Very reasonably priced. Would recommend trying the home made baileys which was delicious! A must visit...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Katerina D
alvaro m, Propietario at El Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you very much for your comment, my name is CHE, I'm glad you had a good experience in the bamboo enjoying our place and our work. Thank you, che

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Ordered the homemade ravioli and it was delicious. I cannot believe such a place exists on this tiny island. Service was fast and friendly. The restaurant actually had everything offered on the menu and they even make their own version of Baileys. Lovely experience.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank nilgrily
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

turned up late one evening after getting too carried away with pre dinner drinks and finding everywhere closed. Even tho they had closed the kitchen, they were nice enough to whip us up some snacks! Went back for a breakfast and dinner during our stay...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank InsanityNZ
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We probably ordered the wrong things at this Argentinean restaurant, but we had a homemade ravioli bolognese and hamburger. The ravioli sauce was fine but the paste was soggy and overdone, reminded me of boiled dumplings or perogis. And the hamburger - the house made...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank modernmixtravel
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We had worked up quite an appetite having so much fun on Ometepe. This place was recommended, and we left very full. The food is very well-flavored, and they have a good selection of bottles of south american wine. The sausage was particularly good. The...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Kajinks
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Food was not good. The meat was allmost impossible to chew. The place was overpriced. The staffs dogs were running around all the time what I think is unhygienic. Overall a bad experience.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank mayo33321
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

One of the better places to eat on Ometepe island. The Argentinian steak was tasty but the meat was tough and the place was way overprised for the island. We were 4 pers and payed 80$ what is allmost a month salary for the locals....More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank 579AdamS579
alvaro m, Propietario at El Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017
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Tu opinion parece un poco extraña o contradictoria, primero dices que es uno de los mejores lugares para comer en...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is our third time on the island and we come back here every time. Food is excellent, Che the owner and chef is top notch. You will always get a great, consistently good meal here.More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank TravellifeX
alvaro m, Propietario at El Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017
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muchas gracias por su opinion, todos los que trabajamos en el bamboo lo hacemos con mucho amor y pasion. gracias...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

This place is wonderful. The owner and chef, Che, is an artist with food. He clearly loves what he does and is great at it. The people we went with loved the dishes they ordered from the menu. Che prepared custom vegan dishes for me,...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank kalishlaw2
alvaro m, Propietario at El Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017
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muchas gracias, todos los que trabajamos en el bamboo amamos lo que hacemos. y, muchas gracias por permitirnos alimentar su...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here 3 of the 3 nights we stayed in Balgue. The food is amazing, the music really good and the owner is awesome and very friendly. Definitely go here when visiting Ometepe. PS. the homemade Baileys is, as claimed, better than the original...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank BJvE
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Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 20
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Mts From Lazy Crab, 50 Mts From Asi Es Mi Tierra | Balgue, Balgue, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  Isla de Ometepe  >  Balgue
  • Phone Number: +505 8716 7640
Argentinian grill, homemade pasta, vegetarian and vegan, grilled whole lake fish. We make our own bread, tofu, sauces, munchies, etc. organic cofee, iced cofee. spoken english. Cocktails, Argentine and Chilean wines, national beers, natural fruit smoothies. moonchine, home made baileys. The best music and atmosphere.
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