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El Garabato Cafe y Antojitos

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Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
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Los Robles, Hotel Seminole 2 1/2c. al sur | Del Hotel Seminole 2 1/2c al Sur., Managua 34510, Nicaragua
+505 2278 3156
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Calgary, Canada
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150 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Boasting an amazing out door patio, this place is great any night of the week. It has a higher pricepoint, but that's what you get everywhere in zona hippo. I've visited here several times, and had great service and also a very messy service with overcharging our bill and refusing to take responsibility. If you go ( and you should!)... More 

Thank Brittany J
Toronto, Canada
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468 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Food was very tasty. We had the Ceviche ,Pollo Asado and 4 beers which cost us 745 Cordova ( $26.50 USD). Great open back patio with live music.

Thank MadeByVR
San Jose, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Go to the Garabato if you want to try typical food with the sense of homemade food for a very good price.

Thank analu68
Panama City, Panama
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I visited this restaurant twice in one week because it was such a nice, laid-back environment. There is a gorgeous out-door patio, a full page of vegetarian options (including some gluten free options), and I had the opportunity to chat with manager, and I was impressed that they are one of the few places in the city who are GLBTQ... More 

1 Thank ValerieGW
Columbia, Missouri
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706 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This restaurant was recommended by my guidebook, so my girlfriend and I went there with reasonably high expectations. They were soon disappointed. Although we were there early in the evening and there were only two others in the restaurant, the service was slow and diffident. The wait staff didn't pay much attention to us or seem to care much about... More 

Thank LMOverby
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We only spent 1 night in Managua and this restaurant was recommended by a local person as a place to have typical Nicaraguan food. We went on a Saturday night and were pleased to find that it was tango night. We had a great table on the open air porch as we were there an hour before dancing started at... More 

Thank EddieYaYG
San Jose, Costa Rica
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

Well, it might well be because I grew up next to Switzerland, but I have to say, that their chocolate fondue with fruit bits as a dessert is just something you rather would not expect to get at such a place, or would you?! The chocolate is extremely delicious! Another advantage of the place: you can walk there from the... More 

Thank HajoL
Lake Champlain Islands, Vermont
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Two of us ate dinner here in the middle of the week. The Antojito Variado was OK but not worthy of the price. The Yuca Frita was very good. The service and atmosphere was good. The restaurant options seem limited in the Zona Rosa of Managua.

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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

My husband and I used to love El Garabato. It has a nice atmosphere, the service was good, and they served delicious local food. But lately, we were sad to notice it was all changing... The service is often bad, and the food is not as good as it used to be. The other thing we noticed was that they... More 

Thank ChrisTobias
Watkins Glen
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

This was our 3rd time at this restaurant. The first two visits were great! The reason we chose to eat here while in Managua on Valentine's Day 2013. The restaurant was not busy when we first arrived. Our waiter didn't speak English so ordering wasn't easy, but he clearly knew what we ordered. About 20 minutes later, a waitress came... More 

1 Thank BMerrill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13
Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Los Robles, Hotel Seminole 2 1/2c. al sur | Del Hotel Seminole 2 1/2c al Sur., Managua 34510, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Managua Department  >  Managua
  • Phone Number: +505 2278 3156

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?