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“Great Italian Restaurant on Big Corn Island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Princesa de la isla

La Princesa de la isla
on the beach, Nicaragua
+505 8854 2403
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Italian Restaurant on Big Corn Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The best food on Big Corn Island, and Constanza and Alejandro, the proprietors, are delightful. This place is a bit out of the way and you need reservation a day ahead in most cases, but it's worth it., Authentic home made Italian food, multiple courses, fresh ingredients and delightful proprietors. We had lobster and thoroughly enjoyed every thing. We had a few glasses of wine, and Alejandro poured us a shot of Flor De Cana at the end. It was a wonderful meal!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Whitefish, Montana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“As good as Italy!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

They made us a delicious vegetarian dinner. So good and great staff!! Nice location and great service! Best food on the island.

Visited November 2013
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Quirky but absolutely the best food on the island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This restaurant is located within a small little hotel that's spread across a large campus. You have to wind your way through several buildings and ask whoever is about where to find the restaurant, which is actually just an extension of the family house by the looks of it. But the food is bar none the best on Big Corn! And the host couple is very hospitable and friendly. A must-do stop if you're on the island for any length of time.

Tip: Call ahead for a reservation.

  • Visited November 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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Granada, Nicaragua
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Wow! This might be the best meal we've had in Nicaragua. And, given that Big Corn doesn't have the best restaurant selection, that fact is outstanding. They even accommodated the vegetarian request of one of our party.

It wasn't cheap and it was a bit difficult to get there (we called one night and they were closed, the next night we called early enough so that they could go buy some ingredients and be open for dinner).

This place is a real hidden gem and worth a visit. The cook is definitely someone who is creative and enjoys making food.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Big Corn Island, Nicaragua
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Amazing FOOD!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We wandered in on a sunny afternoon with no reservations. We knew you had to make reservations, so we just decided to get a bottle of wine and enjoy the view. After opening us a lovely bottle of wine, the owner proceeded to prepare for us an incredible appetizer. We were amazed that he could put together such a tasty plate of food without much time or preparation. Very gracious people, and a beautiful spot on the beach. Must try!

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