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Cocina de Dona Haydee

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Latin, Soups, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Cuadro a Mano Derecha Despues Del 1 | casino Pharaons de Carretera A Masaya, Managua, Nicaragua
07:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not familiar with Nicaraguan autentic food; but what i ordered was xcelent. I would recommend this place in a bit.

Thank David M
Managua, Nicaragua
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overpriced. We ordered the Indio viejo and beans and fry plantain. we feel some plates are inadequate pricing. A complete meal was less expensive that plantain chips and bean dip. $6.00 for this plate looks really expensive.

Thank Vsandoval
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a large group while touring Nicaragua and it was delicious. You know it's good and authentic when lots of Nicaraguans were there eating. I had the sampler platter and I would recommend that if you are new to Nica food. It includes fried cheese, tortillas, fried plantains, beans, plantain chips, beef, and chicken. Definitely give it a... More 

Thank logansrun98
Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This place offers a good variety of Nicaraguan cuisine, everything that I've tried here was delicious, it's a good place to taste some of the traditional local food.

Thank Jcjasso
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A cab driver suggested I come here and he was spot on!! Although the Victoria Frost was C$45...which I feel is a little expensive, the food here is excellent. I would definitely return. I had the Sopa Abondigas followed by Filete Pollo with Jalapeno salsa...absolutely delicious. I should add the pollo comes with salad and rice...plenty for a lunch.

Thank garyvchatsworth
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143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I've been in Nicaragua for 2 years now and generally found, except for a few occasions, the traditional food to be uninspiring and overcooked. But here the food was delicious, despite being a typical nica menu. I would say the best traditional food I've had. You pay a little more than your standard locals joint, but you also get to... More 

Thank LeeAnn M
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Delicious traditional Nicaraguan food, one of the few places that has traditional dishes in a nice location. If you want to try traditional Nica food this is the place to go, it´s usually the first place where I take foreign friends. Breakfasts are really good too!

Thank AleDiaz089
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We' been there with my wife on the first time and some friends on the next. Food is absolutely traditional with a first place for gallo pinto. The menu is extensive and the ambient reminds some places only showed in movies. The staff attends with traditional clothes. A little short on the beer's variety but is OK. Quality / prices... More 

Thank wallybrwnt
Cancun, Mexico
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I am no expert on Nica food but we enjoyed our meal very much. My husband and I had the brochetas and the meat was so tender and tasty. I tried the typical bunuelos for desert (yucca and cheese mixture, for me tasty and unique). A definitely good spot to try new foods in a nice atmosphere. Air conditioned rooms... More 

Thank dprez1984
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7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I tried some new dishes here: caballo Bayo was a lot of heavy metal, also chimichurri sauce which is minced parsely and garlic in olive oil slathered on a grilled steak. Heavy. I loved the semilla de jicaro drink.

Thank Anne S

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Restaurant Details

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Latin, Soups, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cuadro a Mano Derecha Despues Del 1 | casino Pharaons de Carretera A Masaya, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Managua Department  >  Managua
  • Phone Number: +505-2270-6100
Nicaraguan traditional food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?