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Picoteo Cafe

Avenida Jose Dolorese Estrada, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible7%
21 Feb 2016
“OK for a cold beer”
15 Sep 2015
“A dive”
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Bar, Pub, Cafe
Avenida Jose Dolorese Estrada, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

I stopped by Picoteo Cafe a few times for a cold beer on my many walks down the main street in Matagalpa..The beer was always cold and the staff were always courteous and professional. I decided to have lunch one day and was a disappointed....More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Jaybirdrob
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Picoteos was the place to visit as a visitor to Matagalpa several years ago, but it's charms have worn off with time and needs a good renovation. WiFi, much improved service, and an updated menu are just a few of the items the owner won't...More

Date of visit: September 2015
1  Thank 401ronb
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

This place is a pub, as such it is exactly what it is supposed to be. You can buy Nicaraguan and Cuban cigars to smoke there or take with you. The food is pub food, greasy good and cheap. Musicians wander through at night and...More

1  Thank Revmike4
Reviewed 1 April 2015

picoteo s one of my favorite spots. packed with locals and reasonably priced, this is a fun place to go after work. its a pretty male-heavy place, so sometimes the machismo vibe is pretty strong.

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank Morgan W
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I stopped here for lunch and ordered a cheeseburger and fries. After eating at several disappointing restaurants in Matagalpa yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised by Picoteo Cafe. I was the only customer in the restaurant at the time. Service was quick and the burger was...More

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank trailblazer119
Reviewed 20 February 2013

The food is inconsistent at best.....my spouse and I have not eaten there in the last two years due to poorly prepared food. The service also is inconsistent. The upside is that it is a good place to have a couple of beverages and mingle...More

Date of visit: February 2013
Thank CentralAmericaRover2
Reviewed 26 December 2012

Unfortunately, this place feels that they can run 30 odd tables with one waitress/server. It is more a bar than a cafe and that's their strong point, so if you are hungry better to go someplace else. I ordered a taco mix plate and was...More

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank desertmickey
Reviewed 20 December 2012 via mobile

I stopped in for a couple of beers and a bite to eat. It was refreshing to be the only gringa in site. The service was good and the beer was cold. For about 160 cordobas I had 2 beers, a quesadilla and a plate...More

Thank UltraNatasha
Reviewed 24 August 2012

I visited the cafe with two friends after reading a review in the Lonely Planet guide. We were disappointed as the cafe was more like a low end bar with tables with huge amounts of beer bottles on them and lots of cigarette smoke. The...More

Date of visit: August 2012
1  Thank Dom1000London
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Bar, Pub, Cafe
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  • Address: Avenida Jose Dolorese Estrada, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Matagalpa Department  >  Matagalpa
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