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El Zaguan

Calle La Calzada, Granada, Nicaragua
(505) 2552-2522
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Ranked #8 of 101 restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Centrally located in a beautiful, traditional building just behind the cathedral. The waiting staff were attentive and friendly but the food was a bit disappointing. Not bad but just okay. The filet mignon was cooked nicely but the merlot sauce was so sweet it was more like a jam. The Tres Leche desert was soggy but satisfying. It felt quite... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here last night and it was fabulous. We both had steak. I went for the extra thick fillet in Merlot and fruit sauce. Absolutely superb. The staff were very attentive, Great salad starter with various dips for your bread. Great wine. Would defiantly go again

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were in fact looking for another restaurant when we stumbled across El Zaguan and the resulting meal was the best we have had on our trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The setting is very pleasant with option to sit in the garden surrounded by attractive pot plants or in the main . Our waiter was very helpful and... More

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Granada, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Before getting started el Zaguan is NOT located on Calle La Calzada street. It's behind the cathedral located on central park (parque central). Good steaks but the other dishes are 'interesting'. Great steaks actually but avoid weekends at El Zaguan. Bus loads of tourists ruin the atmosphere. Whether you are in town visiting or on business, a stop at El... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice restaurant in Granada. I came for a business lunch and I was impressed with the beautiful ambiance, the quality of the food and I loved the way that they presented the food. Great place!

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Miami, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Delicious authentic Nicaraguan food. It is a very nice open restaurant with great service and food. If ever in Granada give this place a try.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The steak was awesome. We arrived here around 9pm & the steaj & wine was excellent. Then we went back the next day as we couldnt find anywhere better - the chicken kebabs were also fantastic. Definitely eat here! The waiters were great too

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Very good food. Nice atmosphere. Grilled fish was wonderful. Very good service. Also very good for lunch. A little pricer that than other places in the area.

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South Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

On our first night in Granada my husband and I went here on the advice of the owner of our hotel. We had traveled all day so we were ready to dine and relax. The outdoor patio is beautiful and the air temperature was perfect~ We ordered steaks and it was superb! The beer was ice cold and the service... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We ate here on our first night in Nicaragua. It was one of the best meals of the trip. The Churrasco steak was excellent. The house sausage was a little dry, but still very nice. Service was solid. The atmosphere is very nice. We kept talking about that steak throughout the whole trip.

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