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El Gallo Pinto

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Avenida Los Bancos | Iglesia Molaguina 3c al Sur, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
+505 2772 0298
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had a group meal served on a board. The restaurant is out of business do not look for it. The service was poor and the food was OK at best. OUT OF BUSINESS OUT OF BUSINESS

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Thank joeloenicacano
Akron, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

If you are missing chicken fingers, go here. There was no Gallo Pinto on the menu when I went there. We were hoping for traditional Nicaraguan, but it was not.

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Thank Tom T
Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

This place is great and shouldn't be over-looked. If you are going with a group of friends ask for the meter of meat.

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Thank Sebastian_Quigley
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Definitely here for the tourists. Find where the locals eat. It is not here! When we were here they didn't even have gallo pinto on the menu!

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Thank WonderGirlTraveler
Esteli, Nicaragua
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

Nice atmosphere, great food and excellent service. Love the cacao con leche drink :D Is very well located.

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Thank jnava1222
central america
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

The service is good and the food is typical Nicaraguan ..........Check to make sure that the full time chef/cook is working to ensure a decent meal that isn't prepared by a substitute (usually an unqualifed relative)

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Thank CentralAmericaRover2
Woodside, California
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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013

Great service, good steak and chicken, nice sauces served with dinner, nice setting, ice-cold beer and reasonable prices. The waiter was very helpful and spoke good English (which if helpful when your Spanish is as lame as mine). Just a couple of blocks up from Hotel San Jose.

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1 Thank phil v
matagalpa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

Ordered El Metro, it was great, enjoyed by 7 visitors. Sitting by the patio at night was nice. I think you could give this one a chance..Owned by a joung couple.

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1 Thank JoanneMatagalpa
Miami and other places
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

Great plate of mixed traditional Nica foods and definitely the best Gallo Pinto I've ever had, in a very cute setting ...

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Thank ArbitraryTravels
Denver
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

Local cuisine, very good, great service, peaceful. Had a nice breakfast here. Coffee is always good in Nicarauga! Three minute walk from Hotel San Jose where we stayed.

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Thank ronalds872

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Los Bancos | Iglesia Molaguina 3c al Sur, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Matagalpa Department  >  Matagalpa
  • Phone Number: +505 2772 0298

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