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DARINIA'S KITCHEN is offering a humble cooking and you can find fresh food, typical from Costa Caribe. I also offer Sushi, Thai food, Asian Fusion, Vegan- and Vegetarian food. Healthy Recipes are all made by myself. Everyone is very welcome to try my food. Cooking is my biggest passion and I love to make people happy with my organic and fresh cuisine. I also offer cooking classes for everyone who is interested. These classes include my knowledge about Nutrition and Metabolism. Just make your reservation, you decide your day and the time! :-)
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Sushi, Healthy, Thai, Medicinal foods
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Waterfront, Drive Thru, Beach, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

I have tried all kitchen on Corn Island and most of the restaurants serve the same food. Darinia kitchen is an exception. Everything always fresh, het vegetables are with a bite (so not overcooked) and alot of time I let Darinia surprise me with her...skills. Everybody I take with me to her restaurant loves her cooking.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

Waited 40 minutes for lunch and we were the only ones in the restaurant. They were 'out' of the first things we inquired about and ended up with some very NOT FRESH fish dishes that lacked any flavor or coherence even if the fish was...fresh at 3 times the price of anywhere else. Horribly lackluster service as well. Honestly the worst meal and service in our week stay.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

We spent the last two weeks in Nicaguq, mostly on the Corn Islands, and Darinia’s was the best food we had the entire time. She is an amazing chef and a lovely person. ❤️

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 15, 2022

While we were on a tour of the island, we stopped for a drink at Darinia’s kitchen cause the restaurant had such a beautiful view on the caribbean sea being literally across the street with nothing to obstruct the view. When the owner said she...would prepare us a fresh piña colada with organic ingredients, she won us over! When we looked at the menu, we had no other choice but to order some food as well. Darinia’s love for good food and her passion for cooking are so obvious that it showed in the pictures of her menu and the plates she brought us of course! The food was crazy delicious!!! It was the BEST meal we had on the island. It was so good that we came back the next day for dinner. Darinia is lovely, generous and humble about her work. She knows exactly what will please your palate. If you ever go to Big Corn Island, YOU HAVE TO EAT AT DARINIA’S KITCHEN! If you do so, you might find a Polaroid picture of Darinia’s biggest fans! I HIGHLY recommend the place :-D Thanks for the incredible experience, Darinia <3More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 25, 2021 via mobile

What a deliciously unexpected treasure on the island. And exquisite meal with friends to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. The meal and service was exquisite ❤️. Thanks for unforgettable experience. Your have so much talent

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 26, 2021

Darinias food blew me away and her hospitality was impressive. Her food is incredibly fresh, so delicious and is made with love. She had a special way of connecting with us and we are so happy we found her restaurant. I look forward to visiting...again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

Darinia and her food are fabulous. We loved the spring rolls, sushi and lobster tacos. She truly loves what she does and it shines through the incredible flavors in the food. I highly recommend Darinia’s Kitchen.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Dari2021_33, Propietario at Darinia's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2021

Hi guys! 😃 Wow, thank you very much for your reviuw!! Always happies to make it feel you like that!! We will see again 😊

Reviewed August 12, 2021

Darinia's Kitchen is a MUST if you're on Big Corn Island. Darinia herself is an absolute delight - you can feel her immense passion for cooking and making her guests happy. She uses what's in season, and will cater the dish towards what you're looking...for. In our case, we haven't found Thai food anywhere in Nicaragua, and Darinia delivered! We had wonderful chicken pad thai, shrimp and lobster coconut curries, and spinach + watermelon salads. She even went out on her motorbike after we ordered to freshly pick some herbs and edible flowers! Please, do yourself a favour and pay Darinia a visit. You won't regret it. It was one of my favourite dining experiences ever, and without a doubt the best, freshest, most presentable food I've had in Nicaragua.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 5, 2021 via mobile

We’re so glad we visited Darinia’s kitchen! The seafood was so fresh and the dishes included more veggies than we had the whole week elsewhere. Darinia is a passionate chef and a pleasure to speak to, and we’d highly recommend it to anybody looking for...a quality dining experience on Big Corn.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 14, 2021

We walked 5 km to reach Darinia's place (for the exercise), but it was worth it! She prepared a delicious and beautiful salad for starters, followed by excellent lobster and chicken plates with tasty sauces. Everything was fantastic, and Darinia herself is delightful company. Highly...recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 18, 2021 via mobile

We were recently on Big Corn for the first time and ate at Darinia’s twice, once for a late lunch/snack and the other time for the special 4 course dinner that we planned with her the day before. Both times the food was excellent, well...prepared with fresh ingredients and with a great view of the prettiest beach on Big Corn. My recommendation is if you are on the island somewhere to definitely not miss it and even plan a day swimming at the small quiet beach and enjoying a meal at Darinia’s. We loved her enthusiasm for food and wish we had more time on the island to try a few more items from the menu but we will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 3, 2021

We just spent the past week in the Corn Islands and one thing on our "must do" list was a meal at Darinia's. She was very responsive messaging on WhatsApp, as there are some restaurants that aren't open at the present time. We were thrilled...to learn that she was open for business and she was just a few minutes away from where we were staying. The location is easy to find, roadside in the Sally Peachy area of Big Corn. Beautiful view from the outdoor dining patio of the sea and the reef. Darinia was super-engaging as she described some of the options available from her menu. Since it's in-season, she had fresh lobster so we went all out with lobster ceviche, lobster and rice with red curry, and lobster pad thai. All were excellent and delicious. Hard to imagine that such incredible food can be found in a small roadside restaurant on a small Caribbean island off the coast of Nicaragua. But trust us (and the many other reviewers here) - make sure to plan at least one meal with Darinia. You won't regret it. Thanks for an incredible meal, Darinia. See you next time we're out to the islands.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2020 via mobile

I’ve had the opportunity to eat at Darinia’s a few times now. I reside on Corn Island, and have eaten at pretty much all the restaurants numerous times. Darinia has moved over to Big Corn Island now, and we are better off for it. Great...food, great atmosphere, great people. A must while on Corn Island 🏝🦞🐔🐟🥕More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed March 31, 2020

First off, it is important to note that the food I had at Darinia's Kitchen was fantastic. I had a five course dinner which included shrimp, lobster, and filet mignon, as well as salad and desert. All of this took place on the beach during...sunset. It would be tough to duplicate that atmosphere anywhere else, and certainly impossible at home. However, what truly made this experience one of the best meals I've ever had was Darinia herself. Darinia is a delight to experience. I have never met someone who truly enjoyed making people happy more than Darinia. It is as if she lives to make great food just to make you happy. And it is impossible to leave her establishment without a hug and huge, infectious smile. To me, Darinia is what truly made this location a must on Little Corn Island. I want to make sure I'm not downplaying the quality of the food. Even without Darinia's effervescent and joyful personality, this would be a great location to eat. Each course was both visually stimulating and tasted fantastic. If you go to Little Corn Island, be sure to try Darinia's Kitchen. Also, be sure to stop by and make a reservation! A reservation is absolutely critical in this instance, and Darinia will sit with you and get your input on the menu. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

Darinia is a passionate, vibrant person who wants to share her cooking with others. We had an adorable candle lit dinner on the beach. Her meals were delicious, unique and high quality. Pricing is in alignment with the quality of the food. Service was great.

Date of visit: March 2020
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