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“great fish tacos!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tranquilo Cafe

Tranquilo Cafe
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua
+505 8336 3068
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Price range: $3 - $12
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Open for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, Tranquilo Cafe offers delicious and refreshing alternatives to the standard Central American "rice & beans" fare: Fresh Kingfish Ceviche, juicy Cheddar Cheeseburgers, catch-of-the-day Fish Tacos, marinated Chicken Fillet sandwiches, Quesadillas, House-made Chips and Guacamole, Vegetarian/Vegan options, and nightly Dinner Specials. With a recently added back-yard BBQ Smoker, we now feature succulent Baby Back Ribs, juicy Pulled Pork, and Mojo Chicken platters, along with our own BBQ sauce, and fresh made sides including our own fresh Corn Bread. Also featuring fresh brewed Nicaraguan Coffees (hot & iced varieties) and Espresso, fresh-made local fruit juice drinks, made-to-order fruit/yogurt Smoothies (including Minga's special; Banana-Avocado w/cinnamon and vanilla), daily-baked Cookies, Brownies, Banana Bread & Carrot Cakes, Ice Cream desserts, and much more. Famous for our Bonfire Parties, we're also the island night spot. A great laid back atmosphere, with a variety of music from all over the world (including local DJ Nights and live cultural music/dance groups). It's a terrific place to meet up with other fun-seeking travelers. Come early to our Happy Hour (5-7 pm), and check out the drink specials; Rum Punch, Sangria and many 2 for 1 rum drink deals. Also, the widest selection of imported beers on the island. Our deck is located right on the beach on the front side of the island, between the 2 dive shops, with a great view for sunsets and people watching.
texas
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“great fish tacos!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The location is great, the service is good and this is where everybody hangs out. It is also a wifi hotspot so everyone is hovered over their devices texting, facebooking and emailing at least during the day. It's a shame when you're surrounded by all this exotic beauty - UNPLUG people! At night this is a fun hangout. Lots of backpackers, locals and tourists alike with dancing, drinking and much laugher. Very comfortable with covered patio seating and a cool ocean breeze.

Visited May 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Classic expat bar in Caribbean paradise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

to find burgers for USD 8 and salads for similar prices, it is not what you expect when going to the CAribbean for holidays... on the other hand, good atmosphere for partying and having drinks, in particular during the Happy Hour

Visited May 2013
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“A little slice of North American comfort in Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Just when you thought Little Corn couldn't get any better....

Tranquilo has a BLT that rivals any meal you've ever had... Enjoy one with a Crown Royal at sunset and You'll make Little Corn your new home... You laugh but it happened to me..

This is a must stop for anyone staying in the corn islands..

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Great service and great place to hang out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is the place to go and eat. On some evenings they hire entertainment. Good food. You can have a table outside or inside.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver
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“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Tranquilo's was our favourite place to go when visiting Little Corn Island. It was the perfect central hub with always delicious food, great drinks and great service. John does a fantastic job ensuring that everything runs smoothly!

  • Visited May 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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