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Darinia´s kitchen offer a humble home cook, here by Darinia´s kitchen you can found fresh food, tipical from(Costa Caribe) i also make, sushi, thai food, asian fusion, vegetarian, veggie, healty recepes make from myself(Darinia) Every one is very wellcome to try my food, food that i also make from own garden. I have started a new project to give you the opportunity to see my way of cooking, now I'm doing cooking classes for every one who are interested ... always welcome from Darinia! Just make your reservation, you decide your day and the time :)
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$15 - $25
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Sushi, Healthy, Caribbean, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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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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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Darinia's cooking is simply sublime, she mixes influences from Japan, Thailand, Europe and Central America with her own endless creativity and her own fresh ingredients from her garden to bring you the best culinary experience, every time. Our group had to go eat at Darinia's...kitchen for three nights in a row because we loved the food and the great ambience at the restaurant. What was great too was that she is a very talented chef as well as a passionate one, after our meals, we were very welcome to stay seated and chat with her for hours about her life, her experience as a chef, Little Corn Island's history and much more! I am not the type of person that writes reviews but I really felt like I owed it to Darinia for all the great food, and the great energy that she shared with us! If you are traveling to Nicaragua and are a food fanatic, I strongly recommend Little Corn Island for Darinia's restaurant. I will definitely be following her and coming back to Little Corn someday to taste her incredible food again as much as to see this amazing and inspiring woman again!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Darinia’s Kitchen is simply a must when visiting Little Corn Island. Not only is the food amazing but so is the cook. Darinia cooks with loads of love and passion with her only purpose being to make you feel and understand the richness of the...island. With an amazing combination of fruits and vegetables all grown in her own little garden, Darinia’s cooking will bring you to heaven with every bite. Her menu is moslty comprised of her own recipes and creations. This self-taught cook also makes international meals but always makes sure to add her own little twist to it making the dishes feel and look unique to her style and the island. You cannot find any restaurant on Little Corn that even arrives at the knee of her cooking. Everything on her menu is fresh and exciting ranging from local food to Thai and Japanese. To give an example, I had never tasted ramen soup with lobster tails and I can’t remember ever having lobster sushi with small bites of pineapple or watermelon exploding with flavors. These are only a few examples of the variety of creations that you can find at Darinia’s Kitchen. In addition, the Rondon, a local dish from the island mixing all the seafood found in the ocean all around, topped off with a fresh coconut sauce and a mix of fresh vegetables, is a dish that I will never be able to forget. All of this is found in a little cosy ocean front restaurant where you can see Darinia dancing while cooking in her kitchen as if you were in her home. To say the least, after going for supper at her restaurant for the first time in the middle of our trip to Little Corn, my group and I had to go back two more times because we had the urge to taste every creation she had to offer. I am not the type to usually write reviews but I had to absolutely recommend this amazing place to any food fanatic going to Little Corn Island. Finally, I recommend one last thing, after your meal, stay seated and she will come to you and share her stories and her insight about the island making the overall experience delightful and don’t be scared to give in to the urge of giving her a hug at the end of it all, she will be waiting arms open, smiling and grateful that you have given her the chance to fill your mind with this culinary experience.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Darinia is a world class chef on Little Corn Island. So happy she greeted us as we walked by and looked at her varied and fresh menu. She told us that she would make us anything we would like and she was right! My husband...said it was the best ceviche he has ever had. My lobster pad Thai was excellent and my daughters fish curry was so good. She makes everything fresh so relax and enjoy the good views while she and her team are kitchen. She also offers cooking classes that we hope to take next time.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

Very good food ! Darinia is the best, she really want us to feel welcome at her place and she cooks food with her heart! A lot of choice and fresh vegetables and seafoods. Perfect place for dinner !

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

We had the most amazing meal with Darinia. Each course was creative and delicious. She uses ingredients sourced locally so the menu always changes. The seafood was caught that day and the vegetables, picked fresh from her gardens. The seasonings and pairing were genius and...the presentations artistic. Darina is such a lovely person too. She is warm, welcoming and grateful to cook for her patrons. Doesn't she know we are the lucky ones?More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020

Darinia's food is unique and worth the visit because is healthy and original (you will not find the typical burger or burrito that u eat everywhere else). We went for the "beach diner". We eat the BEST PASSION FRUIT SAUCE with lobster and we went...back for lunch until we leave the island. She made a fresh fish and shrimps and rice (one of my favorite dishes! :)) Darinia is also a very interesting person, we wish her a lot of success!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

Eating at Darinia's is a must while you're on the island. It's slightly more pricey, but you get more than just food here, you get a true culinary passion and quality!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

Dariana was lovely and welcoming from start to finish so this isn’t personal, however we spent our last night on little corn eating there based on the reviews we had read and left very disappointed. The main problems were we tried to reserve but we’re...told we didn’t need to by a member of staff. When we arrived we were recommended to eat the 3 course. We chose to sit on the beach and were given a table set for 6 which isn’t particularly intimate! It then took 1 hour and 20 minutes before our first course arrived which was salad greens drenched in balsamic. It didn’t taste good and was very small. After another 30 mins I went to ask how much longer it would be, I was told a couple of minutes. 15 minutes later I asked again. Soon after the lobster dish arrived which was about 4 mouthfuls of skewered lobster on a coconut sauce. It tasted fine but again was very small especially as we were nearing the 2 hour mark. She said it was because we hadn’t made a reservation (even though we tried to), that her food is not fast food (it certainly isn’t!), and that she’d had to go to her garden to pick the ingredients for the salad (?!). After than we cancelled the 3rd course because we felt we’d spent too much time and money on our last night being ignored and served tiny dishes. We were given a 10% discount on payment which was gratefully received, however it is the most expensive meal we had in Nicaragua at $44 for 2. For that reason alone we expected more. The restaurant is tired looking, had it not been for the reviews we wouldn’t have stopped. There are plenty of options for food on little corn and considerably cheaper but still excellent quality. I believe Dariana can cook and has lots of happy customers but on this occasion left us wishing we’d gone somewhere with better food, and an atmosphere. I wouldn’t want it to happen to anyone else, especially on their final night on this beautiful island.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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dariniab, Propietario at Darinia's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Thank you very much for your review.. Reservation dinner always is in between 2 - 4 hours its depend how many curses people want, I understand guys if you get mad with me, but you know that you didn't make a reservation with me, unfortunately...More

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