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Ave 2 NO 2 1/2 blocks north of Parque Ruben Dario, across from Lazybones Hostel | Parque Ruben Dario 2 1/2 Cuadras Al Norte, Leon +505, Nicaragua
+505 2311 0756
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New York, NY
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70 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The restaurant opens at 11am. We arrived at 2pm and ordered lunch: fish for one person, pizza for the other. We waited an hour for the food. An HOUR. We were the only people there. Fortunately, the pizza was amazing which made the wait almost worth it. Almost.

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Thank NYCskydive
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The pasta and pizza are equally delicious, like what you would go to a fancy restaurant for in the US or Canada, except it's so much cheaper! Cheap is relative though, it's still expensive by Nicaraguan standards.

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Thank CLoPerks
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

The outside patio was huge and pretty awesome. I had the margarita pizza which was only okay. Basically cheese pizza lol. But the service was good (we were the only ones here for lunch). The best part was the tres leches dessert. Little did I know they make it with rum here... woo got a little buzz. Also they had... More 

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Thank Emily L
Concord, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

The food was perfectly good but it took more than an hour and 15 minutes to get it. They had two big parties, but it was still a long wait...

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Thank Russ W
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Buen día. Pido muchas disculpas por la demora en su comida, agradezco mucho por su excelente comentarios reconociendo la calidad... More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Had high hopes because the patio area looked lovely. My girlfriends meal arrived after a long wait but my food didn't arrive until over half an hour after she had finished eating. Food was average at best, the mince in the bolognese was very chewy and the pizza toppings tasted cheap. After asking for the bill twice we had another... More 

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Georgia
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

The food was only ok and the service was slow. We ate in the much publicized courtyard but probably would have enjoyed the inside better. Loaded with University students, not a place for upscale dining on a Friday night.

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Columbus, Georgia
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Ask to be seated in the courtyard area. Food wasn't anything to get crazy over either way, but it was more than acceptable and being outside made it really nice. The inside areas looked a little close and stuffy. We had a shrimp and pasta dish and a ravioli, reasonably priced and the service was fine in spite of a... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

When we entered this restaurant it felt like we had entered a maze. But as several turns the hallway opened up to an open air dining area. The lighting is low and the atmosphere subdued. This courtyard is the essentially in the middle of the block behind the walls of all the other buildings on the block. Great for a... More 

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Thank Shawn W
Piqua, Ohio
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

If weather permits, one should ask to go a table in the far back patio where it is quiet and far from the street. Reasonable Italian-style selections and the service was very attentive.

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Stuart, Florida
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

It may have been the time of day that we came here to eat (4 PM, between lunch and dinner), or the dishes that we selected, but we were not impressed. This was probably the most expensive meal we had in Leon. We tried the camarones al ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce) and the langosta termidor (lobster thermidor). They were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, International, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:30
Monday
07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:30
Thursday
07:00 - 23:30
Friday
07:00 - 23:30
Saturday
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave 2 NO 2 1/2 blocks north of Parque Ruben Dario, across from Lazybones Hostel | Parque Ruben Dario 2 1/2 Cuadras Al Norte, Leon +505, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Leon
  • Phone Number: +505 2311 0756
Description
Listed in Lonely Planet and Moon guides.

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