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“As our hosts put it - Best Nicaraguan food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rancho Las Marias Restaurant

Rancho Las Marias Restaurant
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
Managua
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“As our hosts put it - Best Nicaraguan food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The food here was fantastic, tasty and reasonable. The lobster was amazing and if you love garlic they know how to do it!

Visited December 2012
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English first
Surrey, BC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Christmas at Rancho Las Marias”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We spent our Christmas vacation in the San Juan Del Sur area and ate both our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners at Rancho Las Marias. Piping hot, delicious food and hugs from Maria - couldn't have asked for more. If you are looking for great, inexpensive food in a family friendly atmosphere and don't want the hassle of driving into San Juan Del Sur, Rancho Las Marias is the place! Anything with Maria's garlic sauce is amazing.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We decided to try a local restaurant and had heard great things about Las Maria's. The restaurant is located on the Chocolate Highway (5 minutes walk from the Mango Rosa). The young waiter was very helpful, our Spanish is not that great, but he was happy to help us with our menu options. It's a large menu and the portions were a good size. The food itself was delicious and beautifully plated. We enjoyed the fun, family environment and will definitely return when we come back to San Juan del Sur.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Great Local Resto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We recently stayed at Mango Rosa, on the road to Playas Marsella & Maderas. For a change of pace with eating we decided to brave the dark walk on the road to visit Rancho Las Marias. We'd heard mixed advice on walking the road at night, and found it no problem at all. No issues with safety. We brought a small light which was definitely helpful when cars were coming by.

As for the restaurant itself, it was great. We were the only people there for a while, and then a local family came by. We had fresh seafood - shrimp a la placha for me and fish for my husband. Both were fresh and delicious. Staff were very friendly and put up with our poor Spanish very well.

Probably a bit pricier than other local spots, but definitely worth it. Total bill for 2 mains, coke & a beer was 400 cordobas (under $20 USD). Huge portions of food.

Give it a try!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Basic Nicraguan food done right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

If you want basic Nicaraguan food, head to Rancho los Maria's. While convienent for us as we were staying at the Balconnes, this restaurant is located a few miles from downtown SJDS. This place is nothing fancy; 6 outdoor tables; dogs and cats running around; the family kids running around. We had the fish Ceviche which was the best we had in Nicaragua. The main dishes were very good; shrimp/rice, Chicken/rice. The beer was cold/cheap. We ate here twice and for 4 people our highest bill with tip/tax included was USD$35.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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