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El Garabato Cafe y Antojitos

Los Robles, Hotel Seminole 2 1/2c. al sur | Del Hotel Seminole 2 1/2c al Sur., Managua 34510, Nicaragua
(505) 2278 3156
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Ranked #99 of 176 restaurants in Managua
Price range: $1 - $13
Cuisines: Central American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Columbia, Missouri
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by my guidebook, so my girlfriend and I went there with reasonably high expectations. They were soon disappointed. Although we were there early in the evening and there were only two others in the restaurant, the service was slow and diffident. The wait staff didn't pay much attention to us or seem to care much about... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We only spent 1 night in Managua and this restaurant was recommended by a local person as a place to have typical Nicaraguan food. We went on a Saturday night and were pleased to find that it was tango night. We had a great table on the open air porch as we were there an hour before dancing started at... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Well, it might well be because I grew up next to Switzerland, but I have to say, that their chocolate fondue with fruit bits as a dessert is just something you rather would not expect to get at such a place, or would you?! The chocolate is extremely delicious! Another advantage of the place: you can walk there from the... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Two of us ate dinner here in the middle of the week. The Antojito Variado was OK but not worthy of the price. The Yuca Frita was very good. The service and atmosphere was good. The restaurant options seem limited in the Zona Rosa of Managua.

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Zürich
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My husband and I used to love El Garabato. It has a nice atmosphere, the service was good, and they served delicious local food. But lately, we were sad to notice it was all changing... The service is often bad, and the food is not as good as it used to be. The other thing we noticed was that they... More

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Watkins Glen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was our 3rd time at this restaurant. The first two visits were great! The reason we chose to eat here while in Managua on Valentine's Day 2013. The restaurant was not busy when we first arrived. Our waiter didn't speak English so ordering wasn't easy, but he clearly knew what we ordered. About 20 minutes later, a waitress came... More

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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59 reviews 59 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Good to hear Bohemian music and hand around with friends in a casual setting including a nice large patio. Food is pretty standard.

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Managua, Nicaragua
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

i was lucky enough to visit el garabato on a rare evening. tango night. apparently, there is a certain day (either wednesday or thursday) during the month where you can take free tango lessons under the tutelage of an asian tango dancer. strange? of course. but he is very talented. as for the food, if you want a true taste... More

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Managua, Nicaragua
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

The restaurant has a great atmosphere - outdoor sitting, nice interior, pleasant music. The food is typical nicaraguan, which I'm not the greatest fan of, but if you want to get inside the country's cuisine, it is the best place. My favourite thing about El Garabato are their desserts, especially one of them - caramelized banana with cinnamon and scoop... More

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Berlin, Germany
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

I went for dinner. Filete del res con chimichurri was simply one of the best steak I have ever had!! Tender, juicy, really fabulous. At the cost of about 11 USD is well worth it!! The ambience is quite nice, and they have a quiet, secluded garden at the back, where they have cultural events. However, service can be a... More

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