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Open for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, Tranquilo Cafe offers delicious and refreshing alternatives to the standard Central American "rice & beans" fare: Fresh Kingfish Ceviche, juicy Cheddar Cheeseburgers, catch-of-the-day Fish Tacos, marinated Chicken Fillet sandwiches, Quesadillas, House-made Chips and Guacamole, Vegetarian/Vegan options, and nightly Dinner Specials. With a recently added back-yard BBQ Smoker, we now feature succulent Baby Back Ribs, juicy Pulled Pork, and Mojo Chicken platters, along with our own BBQ sauce, and fresh made sides including our own fresh Corn Bread. Also featuring fresh brewed Nicaraguan Coffees (hot & iced varieties) and Espresso, fresh-made local fruit juice
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Barbecue, American, Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, International, Pub, Healthy
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed April 3, 2020 via mobile

This was our “go to” place while on the island. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and also have free wifi. We ate/drank at this place a couple times a day and spent most of our evenings here. The food is great and so is...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

As for as LCI goes, it did seems to be a social place, however quality of food was low especially for the price. The owner was arrogant and not friendly. Food was definitely below average for the island. Would recommend for happy hour drinks if...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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John M, Owner at Tranquilo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry Rebecca had a negative experience at Tranquilo. It's curious that she couldn't point out anything specifically bad about the food or service, both things we would have made sure to fix for her if she had asked for a manager and gave them...More

Reviewed March 6, 2020

Excellent attentive service and delicious ribs! The nachos were very good as well. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

Tranquilo Cafe is a great place to stop for a cold beer and a great hamburger. We had drinks and ate at 3 times on our 10 day stay on Little Corn, we loved the food every time. I highly recommend the pulled pork, hamburgers,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Food here is amazing. The staff and owner are great and the nightly events like trivia have a real atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

We never actually ate here but went here for drinks and Christmas Eve which was fantastic. Super nice people.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

Ate here one night, and started out with the 2/1 Daiquiries which were strong and good. I had a simple macaroni and cheese dinner with a tomato salad. Simple, but very good. Finished with locally made chocolate ice cream. Location is nice, and room has...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020

Stopped in for a quick beer and were happy to find out they have other beers aside from Tona,and Victoria. Staff was great. The food looked good. Only stopped by for a quick drink on the way back to our hotel.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Service was great the food was great and the view is great. They have many options for different tastes. We would recommend the Kingfish platter, the chicken salad and of course the island style chicken and chips - was worth visiting more than once. Would...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

The smoked pulled pork is tremendous. Smoothies are excellent too. Passionfruit pineapple is the best. Doug and John run a great place.

Date of visit: December 2019
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