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“A great cup of joe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barista Cafe Nica

Barista Cafe Nica
Calle Central, Matagalpa Matagalpa, Nicaragua
505 2772 6338
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Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Matagalpa
Price range: $3 - $5
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Dessert, Hamburgers, Central American, Bagels
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Description: Barista Cafe Nica is a a local cafe that offers the best Coffee Nicaragua has to offer. Located in Matagalpa, the hub for coffee trading, this place takes coffee seriously. The beans are selected by expert and prepared by trained Barista. Serving different types of food and various desserts with a local twist.
San Francisco, California
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A great cup of joe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I was thrilled to find Barista Cafe Nica. The coffee was delicious and came highly recommended from a local!

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Tasty, but expensive and slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I had the omlette and coffee. I waited 30 minutes to receive it. It was nothing special, but very expensive compared to other places around town.

Visited March 2013
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Tucson, AZ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The best Baristas in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I recently spent a couple of weeks in Matagalpa and the surrounding area. Once discovered, this cafe became a daily stop for me. The prices are reasonable, the staff friendly and helpful (especially where my Spanish language skills were lacking), and the coffee just plain excellent. The barista put a unique design on top of my cappucino every day; once even making a remarkably accurate portrait of me in the foam...that's talent! While I stopped in for coffee most days, I only ate there once, having a breakfast that was very good, filling, hot and promptly served. I highly recommend the Barista Cafe if you are in Matagalpa.

Visited February 2013
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central america
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“due diligence”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I and my spouse have eaten at the Barista Cafe numerous times in the past 2 years. Sometimes the food and coffee have been very good....other times very poor. It is always a good idea to never be the first customer in any Nicaraguan eatery since many workers leave food out and uncovered overnight. This is true even in the best eateries. Also, always ask to pay respects to the cook and verify that it is indeed the regular cook preparing food that day (not an substitute ..often an unskilled relative)

Visited February 2013
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Gibbons, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“FINALLY a good coffee shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We came for coffee and stayed for lunch due to the friendly atmosphere and the reasonable prices. The only bad thing is there isn't one in Granada.... And we are returning there later today. More English skills from the staff would make it more tourist friendly though.

  • Visited February 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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