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El Balcon

$$ - $$$Latin, , Spanish
Calle Central | Main avenue, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
+505 2772 3601
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“tostones” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
Calle Central | Main avenue, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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11 - 20 of 63 reviews

Reviewed December 1, 2016

I would recommend the tasty hamburger. The carbonara was made with egg, plenty of cheese, and white sauce. It was decent. I would probably stick to the meat dishes next time. The staff are excellent -- they gave my friend's dog a bucket of water...More

Thank MZaidi227
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

A good place to eat and enjoy the city life. It is located in the middle of town, on the main street of Matagalpa. It offers a great view of the pedestrian, the street life and the mountains. They offer all kind of Nicaraguan and...More

Thank Lester R
Reviewed October 31, 2016

My wife had come here almost a year ago with a friend and said it was "just ok". We were tired of our regular places and thought we'd give it another shot. I had bbq ribs and my wife had the churrasco. My ribs were...More

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed October 27, 2016

El Balcon has some great local fare and the view from the "balcon" makes a dinner here worth it. The food is good, though if you're looking for super fresh, it may not be for you.

Thank Away2Be
Reviewed October 4, 2016

We ate here recently with a large group. And rather than ordering individually off the menu, we opted for platters served family style. They served amazing chicken, tostones, queso, veggies, etc. And created this just as we had asked for at a very reasonable price!...More

Thank 729ellie
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Honestly I don't remember what I ate here, how much I paid for it, or how the service was. But the MOJITOS were the best in all the land, for $2 each. Sit on the balcony overlooking the city and enjoy.

Thank lysh19
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

El Balcon is a cosy and nice looking restaurant in the center of Matagalpa. The balcony is a good spot to have a drink before having dinner. Since the menu was extensive, it was hard to choose. I got happy when my food arrived: Pollo...More

1  Thank Floor N
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Very professional staff , always on top of our needs and the food is great . I recomend the Churrasco and the entree of Tostones !

Thank Juan R
Reviewed July 18, 2016

You can find better food in Matagalpa. Food is very mediocre and service is slow (to non-existent). I have only been here once on a week night and it was deserted, and still no service.

Thank WineDrinkerMe2016
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Located closer to the busy section of town the restaurant offers a balcony that over looks the street. Very nice for local people watching. In a town that seemed hard to find rum Flora de Cana to drink this restaurant offered the option of getting...More

Thank Rray650
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $13
Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Central | Main avenue, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Matagalpa Department  >  Matagalpa
  • Phone Number: +505 2772 3601
  • E-mail
Restaurante El Balcón is a local business, and it's born from the dreams of sharing with Matagalpans and visitors the great food from our mom's cuisine and to be a space of job opportunities for locals. Our menu is designed to satisfy all different tastes, always with a homemade touch.
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