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Restaurante El Zaguan

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Detras de Catedral Granada | Detras de la Catedral de Granada, Granada, Nicaragua
(505) 25522522
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nicaraguan Meals

The restaurant serves Nicaraguan dishes, with very good steaks. Medium-high prices, but recommended for steaks. Located on the back street of the Cathedral, 100 meters from the park. A bit slow service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
EMILE D
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant serves Nicaraguan dishes, with very good steaks. Medium-high prices, but recommended for steaks. Located on the back street of the Cathedral, 100 meters from the park. A bit slow service.

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Newark, New Jersey
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

awesome food and filling. most everything is grilled and i'm not sure how they do it but it was the juiciest meat ever. i went with a big party and everyone was raving about their food. relaxing outside atmosphere. one of the best restaurants i've ever been to

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We ate here our first night in Granada (Mar 23). Decent value considering what you get. A nice fresh salad and bread to start, with some interesting condiments. Great ceviche (served with plantain chips - tasty) and shrimp cocktail, followed by nicely grilled beef tenderloin with traditional sides (rice and beans, plantain and fried cheese). We had a pineapple pastry... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Melt in your mouth tender steaks, service and ambience very good. Let your red wine sit for a bit before drinking as it is served chilled(?!)

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Port Jervis, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This mid-sized pleasant restaurant just behind the church next to the park has an open grill, a good bar and friendly service. In March of 2015 they served me a great 8 oz churasco steak, tender and perfectly cooked, plus sides, bread, two gin tonics and a glass of dry red wine f or $32. Including taxes and tip.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Was blown away by the meal I had. Fantastic steaks and chicken prepared in all sorts of manners. Well priced for what you are getting but expensive for Granada. Still well worth it! Would recommend the grilled chicken stuffed with ham and mozerella.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Meat is cooked well but a bit pricey for nicaraguan standards and average meals but good service. You can get similar quality for less elsewhere in granada. Excellent for big groups though and for groups looking to split the bill individually.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had dinner here twice while in Granada for four nights. The meat is done just the way you want it. You get a lot of food for the price. They start with a lovely hot bread basket and usually you get a small salad with your meal, rice, potatoes and veg. The ceviche was excellent. For dessert try the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

One can sit outside in a beautiful courtyard while savoring a delicious steak. I had the churassco steak just the way that I like it; medium rare. While my friend ordered a filet but was served a churrasco steak, he still enjoyed it (and was not charged for the filet). We enjoyed the tasty side salads. We loved the three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Better steak than NYC. It was great and cheap. The server's english was just OK but it doesn't matter because the food is great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Detras de Catedral Granada | Detras de la Catedral de Granada, Granada, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Granada Department  >  Granada
  • Phone Number: (505) 25522522

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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