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“Great food and great value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barrio Cafe

Barrio Cafe
Del Mercado Municipal, 1c al Oeste, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+(505) 2568 2294
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Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, International, Bar, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Staines, United Kingdom
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“Great food and great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Came across this by accident after having tried two of the more expensive (and overpriced) restaurants on the main street. Although very quiet which made us apprehensive the surf and turf was some of the best steak and prawns I had in 3 weeks in Central America. Staff were very helpful and attentive and the food was well worth the price. Great location right on the beach and high enough up so the sellers cannot interrupt your meal. Highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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louisville,colorado
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12 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Cute cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place to have breakfast. A little overpriced as most places are in San Juan Del Sur. Good service and great atmosphere.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Managua, Nicaragua
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“best pulpo ceviche ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Great food! Breakfast is great. My favorite dish is the pulpo ceviche. Never had one so deliciouos! The restaurante is very centric in the San Juan town. It has a relax atmosphere. I always visit when in San Juan.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SanDiego
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“Food for Gringos...But who cares???”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Yeah, this is gringolandia, but if you have gone native for a few too many days, or suffered from bad breakfast or street lunches that are meh.... drop in. The coffee is like your favorite independent coffee shop with wicked strong coffee and I had an omelette to die for. Actually that is an exaggeration, the sour cream made the thing kinda cold, but everything else was great. It tasted wonderful, I loved the salad on the side , you can have papas and the bread was edible, it was full of texture , grains, etc. Mostly what you get here in SJDS is rice/beans or white bread, so this was a welcome change. Again, Gringolandia, with almost gringo prices, you may feel a bit guilty spending more on breakfast than Nicaraguans earn in a week, but you will get over it. The couple next to me had fruit plate that I envied for!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Culver, Indiana
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“Budget minded folks...Sunday evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

For the budget minded, looking for a good burger, quality environment, you can't beat the 1/2 price burgers Sunday night, great way to save some bucks on the bites and try the exciting barrio martini.

I have eaten breakfast there several times and really enjoy their eggs Benedict.

Have had dinner on other nights and find myself attracted to their selection of specials they have posted on the board.

Great staff, they are attentive and try to stay on top of the orders and generally provide unobtrusive service.

Just can't go wrong with the Sunday special.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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