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Restaurante El Zaguan

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Latin, South American, Central American
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Detras de Catedral Granada | Detras de Catedral de Granada, Granada 505, Nicaragua
+505 2552 2522
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have enjoyed eating here many times over the years! The service is excellent and the menu has something for everyone! My favorite is the limparia, but also try the nicaraguita if you love steak. Their chicken dishes are equally as impressive, as is the pasta. Always a go to spot for us for lunch or dinner.

Thank 833Julie
Rome, Italy
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

one of the best dinner we had in nicaragua. churrasco was very nice and especially our waiter was very nice. i'd come back.

Thank intero
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Inside, the ambiance it's high end and classy, with excellent servers. Decor was refined, but the prices were extremely reasonable for the quality. Nicaraguan restaurants seem too struggle to get quality cuts of meat, but this place was great even by American standards. Try the chorizo appetizer and jalapeno sauce with your steak, straight yummy goodness. Desserts were great too.... More 

Thank kterbug
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A lot of nice touches. The shrubbery with woven trunks, pickled onions on relish tray and very effective fans. The bouillabaisse was mostly lobster which is the smallest big complaint ever. A little expensive for Granada but still great value.

Thank john b
Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Restaurant has really cheapened the portion sizes unfortunately… Great Food, Good Ambiance in the garden area.. But when we came in, two tables occupied only but the waiter said we could not sit in the garden area, no one seated in the entire section,asked the Manager and he said no problem sir… Same thing happened last time I was... More 

Thank Robert H
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place deserves the reputation it has earned. Excellent service, perfectly cooked meat and good wine by the glass (very rare in Nica). We spent about 50$ for two is including two drinks each so can't complain. It is a cut above everywhere else in Granada.

Thank mcfcfan8
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the best steak we had during our holiday. Perfectly grilled, really good. The side dishes were spare, but fresh vegetables are hard to find in Nicaragua. Also good cocktails and very friendly staff. The only thing we found a bit strange is the lack of music, it was really quiet :)

Thank Stefanie D
Metro Manila, Philippines
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294 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide brought us here and the steaks and sausages were wonderful. Nice setting in an open air casual garden style restaurant. Definitely recommended if you are in Granada.

Thank MakatiJoe
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is very large that can accommodate a few large group not too far from the landmark cathedral. Our group ordered various dishes and Churrasco which is form of beef steak and Zaguan, a kind of steak that has a shape of croissants. There are some pasta selextion as well and all of them are in good quality. There... More 

Thank D K
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited El Zaguan after two recommendations, but found it didn't live up to the reviews we heard. It was also more expensive than many restaurants in Granada, for a menu that seemed to be fairly typical. Two wines I requested were not available, and the filet was decent, but not great by any means. The Churrasco, however, was excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
Latin, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Detras de Catedral Granada | Detras de Catedral de Granada, Granada 505, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Granada Department  >  Granada
  • Phone Number: +505 2552 2522

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