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$2 - $20
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Argentinean, Central American, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

No, it's not on the lake, no there is no view to the volcanos, but the food has been some of the best we ate in our week on Ometepe. The service was welcoming and fast, the location is chilled with reaggea music in the...background. We had the burrito and the asion veggie Wok and both has been way better than what you usually get. Sadly our hotel was on the other side of the island so we just had the chance to go there once. Definitely a must if you are in the area!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

Great place. Nice variation of dishes on the menu. Big chicken sandwich is truly amazing, just as the delicious pizza's. Clean and hygienic. Owner is always up for a talk, and the working staff is friendly and always smiling!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

It takes 20 minutes to order and then over an hour before you get something to eat. So don’t go if hungry. Staff is friendly. Don’t sit at the first table unless you like being eaten by ants.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

We stayed at El Bamboo in Balgue. Before we even arrived the service was already perfect! We where informed about the lack of atms on the island and we even had a pickup from the boat. Upon arrival it was all very relaxed, it was...just before dinnertime when we arrived so the owner really took his time to make us feel at home. The room it self, the Treehouse, looks amazing next to the lake and in between other treehouses. The bed is great but the shower is excellent! Unfortunately due to circumstances we had Té leave after 1 night instead of staying 4. The owner was very helpful and offered to pay us back the missing nights, we declined. As a thank you the owner said the dinner was free of charge, such a nice gesture! By the way, go here for the food! It’s amazing, also try the homemade Baileys! They offer a variation of yours but none seemed to fit our wishes, but that didn’t matter, they made ius a personal tour, again great service!! All in all, stay at El Bamboo, you won’t regret!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

We stayed on the island for two nights and chose to return both evenings. Both the food and the hospitality are fantastic. All dietary requirements can be accommodated. On both nights I enjoyed a vegan gluten free feast. Also the smoothies are phenomenal! Thank you

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

After a long journey to the island this place fed us with a great burrito, sandwich and some cold beer.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

We had a very nice lunch at el bamboo. Great menu, lots of choices. Drinks were great. Staff is very nice. Worth a visit

Date of visit: February 2019
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alvaro m, Propietario at El Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2019

Thank you very much for your review and give us the possibility to offer you the best of us. Thank you

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place when staying at the Lazy Crab in Balgue. Great food and super friendly guy (whose name we didn’t catch!) who appears to run the place. Very reasonably priced. Would recommend trying the home made baileys which was delicious! A must visit...if you are in Ometepe.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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alvaro m, Propietario at El Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you very much for your comment, my name is CHE, I'm glad you had a good experience in the bamboo enjoying our place and our work. Thank you, che

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Ordered the homemade ravioli and it was delicious. I cannot believe such a place exists on this tiny island. Service was fast and friendly. The restaurant actually had everything offered on the menu and they even make their own version of Baileys. Lovely experience.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

turned up late one evening after getting too carried away with pre dinner drinks and finding everywhere closed. Even tho they had closed the kitchen, they were nice enough to whip us up some snacks! Went back for a breakfast and dinner during our stay...and they were always do happy and attentive with service (unlike soooo many other places on the island). Full meals were on point and very fairly priced... best place we found on the island by a long wayMore

Date of visit: April 2018
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