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Fte Clinica Mercedes | turn left out of Via Via and take next left. Don Jack's is at the end of the road on the left, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2311 1076
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Leon, Nicaragua
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For many a month Don Jack's remained uncharted territory, a location of intrigue; a pirate's flag marking the spot from the outside, and passing by in the morning, -usually the wee hours- the gates to Don Jack's galley remained shut; and the secret of the best burger in León remained just this, as Don Jacks opens in the afternoon, through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have already visited this small restaurant several times during our stay in Leon, Nicaragua. We bumbed into this place by accident when we were searching for some food. It's a very nice place to eat. The owner Jack is very kind and cooks everything fresh. If something is missing someone goes to the nearby market to get it. Jack... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Jack serves up a terrific burger, and plenty of other tasty dishes! I ate there regularly while in Leon, and never had anything other than a great experience at this place. A good spot to meet other tourists as well as locals.

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York, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

You like a good burger? This place has got you covered. Good sized portions too. Nice laid back kinda atmosphere. I read some reviews about the owner being a bit of handful but I can't say that we experienced this at all. Seemed a nice sort of chap.

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Thank Chris W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Got some burgers here which were really tasty, but unfortunately the experience was marred a little by the owner. The owner was standoffish and made us feel uncomfortable in his restaurant. There was another customer there at the same time who he chatted along to pleasantly, but when interacting with us we felt like we were a burden to him.... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We couldn't find anything on tripadvisor that really took our attention. So we just started walking and ended up here. Two other people were already eating and that looked more than delicious so we had to have that! When we got it it tasted like we hoped and it was great! (Nachos with lots of goodies en veggies etc) we... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Opening hours and days can be a bit erratic but when it's open it's absolutely worth visiting. 5 of us visited and every meal was big and fantastic.

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Buchs Zürich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

The american chief makes good burgers and curries. They have a pool table where you can play if you like. They are a restaurant and not a bar. So if you want a drink you habe to order food as well.

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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Certainly good enough to return to. One of the better salads we have had in Central America. The owner is not outwardly a barrel of laughs type, but is rather nice and even smiles modestly once you talk a bit. Treat him as a challenge. Anyways, he knows his way around a kitchen.

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Leon, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

After reading several negative reviews, i can't understand how anyone would have something bad to say about this place. The food, aside from being very well priced, was excellent. I ordered fajitas and also ordered a plate of fries and jack told me that would be a lot of food and suggested i just order the fajitas. My wife got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fte Clinica Mercedes | turn left out of Via Via and take next left. Don Jack's is at the end of the road on the left, Leon, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Leon
  • Phone Number: +505 2311 1076
Description
We had a really good dinner at this restaurant last night and would like to review it on trip advisor. The owner, Jack, is canadian and has 25 years experience as a chef, and has lived in leon for 9 years. Menu was eclectic international food, including typical Nicaraguan, and we enjoyed probably the best meal we have had during our 3 months in Central America. Leon does not have regular addresses and 'Fte Clinica Mercedes' is their postal address! Please list so as I may review. Thanks.

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