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El Sesteo

$$ - $$$
Central American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2311 5327
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Food very good. Pork, hamburger, fish. Priced OK. Watch waiters. Will say service not included when it clearly on bill.

Thank Russell H
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

I attached a photo of the view from El sesteo, Is the best place to enjoy sunset in city view , Cathedral view. Food ok kind of local fast food . Coffee good Local beers are good . Cheers

Thank IVAN M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

What a Nice and easy going town is Léon. To look at the crowds from El Sesteo is wonderfull and to drink a good wine and excellent food is too.

Thank JvGriensven
Frederick, Maryland
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301 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Seven of us went here for dinner on a Monday night. Lovely sitting and looking out on the square! They served us marvelous fruit drinks - I had pineapple juice that was large and fantastic! Three of us ordered filete de pescado which was very good, served with choices of french fries, rice, etc. I ordered vegetables and they were... More 

Thank crocuslover
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253 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

We loved having dinner or drinks here! Food: mainly local cuisine, I had the pork tamales and my daughter had the tacos. The food comes in large portions and is well flavored and authentic. The prices are cheap. We thought the food was good. Ambiance: an open air restaurant right on the main square with all the entertainment and fun... More 

Thank Khaja
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Slow service, stopped for some drinks and sat outside for the sunset. Beautiful views of the sun on the cathedral. The service was terrible, all of the staff were too busy inside moving tables around or all grouping at the bar to have a laugh. The guy in front of us waited for 20 minutes for a menu. We gave... More 

Thank shelldawg1987
Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

We stopped in here twice. Both times service was good and the food was very good. Nicely shaded to watch the street life going on in the central square.

Thank jandm9002
Leon, Nicaragua
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Absolutely amazing food! Tastes so fresh and delicious, can't fault it. Really respectful and welcoming staff. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank Daria F
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

We passed this place over and over again, it is located on the edge of the main square across from the Cathedral. It was always packed and yet I resisted. It is a tourist trap because of its location. The service was good but I thought the food was average. There isn't anything intriguing about it. It had a very... More 

Thank ErikK16
Ubud, Indonesia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Ok food, but a bit overpriced for what you get. The best part of this restaurant is its location on the main square - great place for a few happy hour beers and people watching

Thank tcstravels71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Central American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Leon
  • Phone Number: +505 2311 5327
Right at the heart of this intellectual and humid city is located “El Sesteo” a nice setting with a nice view and a unique decoration. The food is nice has a good variety of things, Local food, Mexican, Sea food (ocean is only 20min away) and international cuisine, Service is pretty good and all of the walls are decorated with the local dance, folklore and most important people of Leon one of them Ruben Dario Father of the modernism and prince of the Spanish language.They are open for lunch and dinner and probably have the best view of any restaurant in Leon, have a nice breeze that run through the place and a nice view to the street which you can see the locals walking around the main square.Go and enjoy this place and give a try to local own places.

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