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El Mediterraneo

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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

The previous reviews for El Mediterraneo are pretty on target. We were hungry and decided to eat there without the benefit of reading some of the reviews. We were seated in a lovely garden setting that was quite comfortable, with the exception of loud, and not very good music. It took 15 minutes to give our order to a waiter... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

The setting is very very nice, and the waiters do their best. Good wine for a good price, worth a visit for that. The food is not very nice. Pasta way overcooked, shrimp overcooked and not fresh, alcohol not cooked off, steak thin and overdone, vegetables cooked until beyond recognition. Pity. Someone should show the cook the basics of cooking,... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

The food is OK but the ambiance and service is good. If you want something done your way, be prepared to ask for it in clear Spanish and they will do it for you. I recommend this place, especially if you are hungry for a large meal.

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Panama
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

Quirky , nice atmostphere:) My fish wrapped in banana leaves was pretty good.. The plate of pasta with shrimp, acceptable. The steak was unimpressive, and the pizza was disgusting. Service was good and beer excellent. In the end...I wouldn't go back unless I was going to just drink the beer.

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Thank tasnucks
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

While in Nicaragua, I used trip advisor to help chose where to have diner many times but for some reason I didn't read the comments on Mediterraneo before having diner there, that was a huge mistake! Service was ultra slow and our waiter clueless but our biggest concern was the food. Althought bothe the salad and pizza we ordered looked... More 

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Thank Mylanx
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

Atmosphere is nice, but the food isn't. Maybe you can not expect this restaurant to put haute cuisine on the table, but at least they could use fresh products. Al vegetables came from cans, including the olives. Service was also not very friendly and slow.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

The recent reviews of this place are not very good, but I went anyway because of its proximity to my lodgings. I found it delightful. I had the cucumber soup, a margarita pizza and two glasses of the house red for $12USD. Food was good, service was good, ambiance was lovely. It was actually the best meal I had in... More 

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Thank Dana J
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

We went here for breakfast around 10. When we walked in the gave us a menu for lunch/dinner and when we asked for the breakfast menu the seemed confused. The waiter, who was wearing a playboy bunny logo necklace (?), walked out the front door and returned a little later with a breakfast menu. I have no idea where he... More 

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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Went here because it's listed as a "Treat Yourself" restaurant in Rough Guide and the description sounded good. Don't be fooled. We should've turned around at the unfriendly "welcome" we received when we walked through the door. Service was slow (as I now see other reviews have stated). The pizza I ordered was decent but the pasta my girlfriend ordered... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

On 14th Feb (ok it was Valentines night!) 4 of us with a combined age of 266,booked a table at El Mediterraneo in Leon. What followed was a complete disaster. After a very slow start getting menus and ordering wine we eventually were able to order (approx. 1 hour) Over an hour later one of us got a main course,20... 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
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
Romantic, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?