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“My favorite part of the trip.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Luz Y Luna

Cafe Luz Y Luna
Ranked #6 of 44 Restaurants in Esteli
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: Cafe, Bar, International, Pub, South American, Central American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A cultural melting pot for travellers and Nicas alike in central Esteli! Organic coffee, free wifi, chill tunes, cervezas and ron, and a varied menu which uses locally grown organic produce from our Kitchen Garden Project in Miraflor and El Limon. Profits are reinvested into the projects over at Luz Verde.
USA
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“My favorite part of the trip.”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Great place for an evening get together. Food was reasonably priced and the atmosphere was great. Loved having a couple of local guys hanging out with guitars and singing.

(Flor de cana and coke can make any place pretty great though, no?)

  • Visited June 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cafe living as it should be, and not for profit!”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

As Esteli goes this is the place to be for Nicas and viajeros. As a hang-out the vibe is easy with occasional live music events and wandering guitarists pretty well nightly. It's also information central for what's going on in Esteli, especially for visitors. All in all a good mix, with the bubbly blonde Juanita as the conductor of the orchestra, a sort of Nica Anna Christie, who'll help you with everything from medical complaints to the hottest tours in town and the region. And it's all done with local workers with the profits going to sustain an ever increasing number of social projects, from housing re-builds, to organic kitchen gardens, to cultural projects, to a new rural library bus.
And the food is great, from nacatamales even your Nica mother couldn't compete with to an eggplant/aubergine veggie delight to real potato wedges that have their won distinctive latin flavour. And you can sip an expresso or cappucino in the morning with local organic coffee from an italian coffee machine and read the national paper or avail yourself of the free wi-fi.
English and Spanish spoken and you'll hear plenty of German, Dutch, French, and Scandilingua as well.
What's not to like?

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank britbri
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Alhambra, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Vegetarian Nacatamal is the best Ive had”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Love the vegetarian nacatamal, a must if you are Nica and need that traditional meal without the guilt. Much better than my moms version of it. I've been here five times now and it gets better every time.

Visited December 2012
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Thank theycallmenica
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

The food at cafe luz is really delicious, healthy and reasonably priced. Especially loved the hummus!

Visited December 2012
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Thank kat_immy
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Woodside, California
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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good food, fun place”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Really good reasonably-priced food. Funky Nicaraguan-style hip coffee shop. Others on TripAdvisor call it a gringo place but we were the only gringo/gringa couple there. All the locals sitting around us seemed to love it too. Just up the street from Hotel Arcos.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank phil v
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