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Tranquilo Cafe

Little Corn Island | Between the 2 dive shops, Nicaragua
+505 8336 3068
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (60 reviews)
“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
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Barbecue, American, Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Little Corn Island | Between the 2 dive shops, Nicaragua
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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Fun place, food okay... anything fried is prettty good, just average American bar food. Drinks are great and offer some of the best fresh fruit juices and smoothies in three island. Happy hour and drink specials are great value, beer is cold, drinks are strong......More

Thank David N
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Had some amazing nights down at tranquilo, pretty much something going on every night. The food is second to none, Whether it's Greg's Steak night ( ask for his barbecue sauce with any meal it's too die for )to a Mac'n'Cheese night, this place has...More

Thank plumb0b
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

We came for dinner here - the chicken platter and the burger - both were excellent and good sized portions. Service was also friendly and attentive.

Thank naomi83
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Love it, especially bartender Jordan!! Works hard and is always happy to help you. Food is a bit overpriced though for what it is, but lovely place!!

Thank iertjeb100
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We went there for a relaxed lunch (pulled pork burger and pulled pork tacos), some refreshing / fresh fruit juices and local craft beer. One of the best pulled pork I ever had with awesome homemade bbq sauce and good service.

Thank Mischa W
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We ate here twice over the course of our stay on LCI, loved their breakfast starting at $4USD, tacos, kingfish dip, sangria, happy hour, and more. The service is decidedly North American and therefore seemed to be the most quick and attentive on the island,...More

Thank audiotransit
Reviewed March 29, 2017

The food is good super good dynamic service the guys are fantastic there is a boutique where you can find very good books and nice shirts I love the place

Thank bea3332017
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

The staff were professional, the waitress took our order without writing it down. Repeated the 3 drinks, 3 orders plus 1 side. Had an ash tray brought to us and most importantly seemed genuinely happy. Food was good and you pay a little extra because...More

Thank Igor K
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I loved this little bar and we frequented this establishment quite a bit while on Little Corn. I agree with previous reviews, it is a great Gringo establishment. The coffee drinks are amazing. All the drinks are amazing here. The location is great right next...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, great service and beautiful location! You can't come to LCI without a stop at Tranquilos. I haven't had a meal there that didn't impress me!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $12
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Little Corn Island | Between the 2 dive shops, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region  >  Corn Islands  >  Little Corn Island
  • Phone Number: +505 8336 3068
  • E-mail
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 drinks, made-to-order fruit/yogurt Smoothies (including Minga's special; Banana-Avocado w/cinnamon and vanilla), daily-baked Cookies, Brownies, Banana Bread & Carrot Cakes, Ice Cream desserts, and much more.
Famous for our Bonfire Parties, we're also the island night spot. A great laid back atmosphere, with a variety of music from all over the world (including local DJ Nights and live cultural music/dance groups). It's a terrific place to meet up with other fun-seeking travelers. Come early to our Happy Hour (5-7 pm), and check out the drink specials; Rum Punch, Sangria and many 2 for 1 rum drink deals. Also, the widest selection of imported beers on the island. Our deck is located right on the beach on the front side of the island, between the 2 dive shops, with a great view for sunsets and people watching.
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