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$6 - $15
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, South American, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed May 15, 2021 via mobile

Loved the hostess, very friendly lady. The food wasn’t that great given it’s the priciest I’ve seen in Nicaragua. The setting with the pool and the ocean and the separate bar was great. Awful rum cocktails… again given the price, but dumped in a normal...glass with crazy amount of mint leaves.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed January 22, 2020

Another return visit to this beautiful beach setting and ideal location to watch the Pacific sun setting. Nice menu and presentation remain consistently good. The shrimp burgers and honey chicken salads are particularly good. Service as always is excellent.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 27, 2019

We may have left confused regarding whether this place takes reservations or not, but it didn't matter as we got a table with no trouble for our group of seven (friends and family). Daily menu offerings had a good range able to please the vegan...in our group alongside serious seafood and meat fans. My wife and I both got the tuna, but all nibbled off of each others' plates. The food was done right, served in generous but not overbearing portions, and the drink selection to go with the food was excellent too. The patio setting by the beach was the icing on the cake. We would have eaten just about anything to be at this spot as the evening hours came on, but having had the food we'd eat anywhere the owner chef would serve it up.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019

Throughout the lake week, we enjoyed pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit, smoothies, quesadillas, pico de gallo, nachos, pasta, bruschetta, the healthy bowl, brownie with ice cream, cookies, and more! Every dish was absolutely delicious and the service was even better. You will love the friendly staff,...the gorgeous view, and the large portions. The staff became like family during our stay and was so attentive to our needs.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Great place right on the beach. Friendly staff. Huge portion of fish tacos. Kombucha was just what the doctor ordered post surf. Definitely recommended. Lots of children in the pool though- can be a bit noisy.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Really good food, and amazing smoothies. Best smoothies we have ever had. Not cheap, but well worth what you pay, unlike some western style restaurants in Nicaragua (and even at Hacienda Iguana) that charge a lot for average food. Staff here were really helpful and...friendly too - highly reccomend!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

We've been here many times and the food is outstanding. It's on Colorado beach and has a huge following with the surfing crowd. Fun place. Have had the nachos and burritos...all good. Our group of 12 all had a great dinner and lunch here. Owner...is awesome, staff is the same. It's right off the beach. Fresh fresh ingredients. Look forward to next visit.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Delicious food and sangria while having an excellent view of Playa Colorado one of Nicaragua's best surfing beaches. Pili's kitchen is right on the beach, can't get any better than that.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere here is great they have several hammocks, a pool, it’s on the beach, and they have a separate bar. I’ve had lunch dinner and breakfast here. It’s all a diff menu and so delicious.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Go early and let the kids play on the beach while you have cocktails at the lively and friendly beach bar. Tables are worth a wait. Just order the daily special and enjoy.

Date of visit: March 2018
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June 2, 2017|
Response from Lucabentivo | Reviewed this property |
I guess if you can go enter Iguana's compound, it is open to the public. Iguana takes very seriously its privacy, which I found annoying when I stayed there. Try asking at the gate. Hope I was helpful.
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Pili's Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5