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“Yummy fish at Las Colinas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Las Colinas

Las Colinas
Calle Atravesada S of City Center past the Mercado Municipal, Granada, Nicaragua
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Ranked #20 of 108 Restaurants in Granada
Cuisines: Seafood
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Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Yummy fish at Las Colinas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Las Colinas is a famous restaurant in Granada, Nicaragua. Their specialty is the whole guapote fish totally and almost miraculously de-spined. Oh and man is it good! The filet-o-fish (guapote too) are really good, especially the breaded ones with the garlic sauce on the side. It is not big on atmosphere but is so popular that many ex-presidents, Alejandro Fernández and Daniel Ortega have eaten there. Daniel usually drinks Coca Zero at room temperature. His wife, Rosario, drinks orange Fanta. The waiter told me so....

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  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Petaluma, California
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“The best and I have no financial interest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I don't do many of these because I don't think there's usually a great difference among restaurants. I am from San Francisco and I expect food to be much better than average . You MUST go to las colinas. Simply, they are the best restaurant in granada. No equivocation. Guapote is a fish that is caught daily in lake Nicaragua. I ate the same fish at Jicaro, a luxury resort, and it was very overcooked. At las colinas, el jefe cooked it perfectly, al vapor. The salads, the sides, the vino, and everyone else was perfect. I NEVER give anything cinco estrellas, but I do for las colinas. They will pick u up and take u back, gratis. Ask at your hotel. U won't be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Basic surroundings and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This place does not look like much: plastic tables on a dirt floor in an untidy neighbourhood. But we ordered their speciality fish, which wasn't expensive and both looked and tasted amazing. We very very impressed.

Visited October 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A little piece of Nicaragua”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Recommended by our hotel, if you are looking to get off the tourist beat, Las Colinas is the place to visit. Just a few minute taxi ride from the central park is a small Nicaraguan run restaurant, sand floors, severing well prepared local fish from Lake Granada. The fish was cooked to perfection served with a spicy tomato sauce. Nothing fancy about this restaurant but certainly worth a visit if interested in a little Nicaraguan culture.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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“A Five Star Shack!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Las Colinas is nothing more than a hard packed volcanic dirt floor with a tin roof. It's located in a Nica neighborhood in Granada, and caters mostly to locals, and a few tourists who are lucky enough find it.

The food is authentic Nica cuisine. Most items are cooked on a wood grill, and that's where the magic happens. We enjoyed freshly grilled guapote (rainbow bass) in the 2-3 pound range. They were garlicky, is the best possible way and I could not finish my dinner. I can't quite manage to eat an entire 3 pound fish, but, I tried.:)

I'm sure that their grilled meat dishes would be every bit as good as the guapote.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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