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“Best Restaurant in the beach corridor”
Review of Pili's Kitchen

Pili's Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Rivas
Price range: $6 - $15
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: Cooking with love right at the beach!
Miami
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Best Restaurant in the beach corridor”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

I recently went to Pili's with a group of five which i was hositng. I asked her to prepare a four course meal with a reasonable price- she went beyond expectations!!!!! First, brushcettas made with fresh, whole wheat bread, perfectly ripe tomatoes, basil strips, all perfectly dripped with flavorful extra virgin olive oil. This was followed by a plate of salad which was also perfectly seasoned with a slightly sweet (honey) vinagrette, simple, clean, refershing, topped with slightly toasted almonds. This was followed by a mediterranean fish (fresh tomatoes, capers, olive oil, a bit of chopped onion, salt, pepper) again impeccably prepared and served in a steaming bowl. The final course was of course, double chocolate cheescake. Not only was the food exceptional, she excelled at making my friends guests comfortable and welcome as much as she would her own family. She is a fine hostess and her food speaks for itself. To consider the effort of dining like this in the middle of the jungle with plantains growing only twenty feet away is amazing. Pili offers by far the best food, experience, music, ambience and value on the Tola surfing strip. Finally, for those who are dog lovers, your friends are welcome!

  • Visited March 2013
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Meredith NH
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Best Carbonara and Bruschetta Ever”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We are from New Hampshire and were surprised and thrilled to discover Pili's in her new location between Santana and Iguana. My husband LOVES spaghetti carbonara and Pili's might be the best we have had. Iwas super impressed with the bruschetta and the fish special. It was delicious! Pili is very welcoming. She put the contents of a roasted vegetable wrap over a salad for me instead and it was delicious! The atmosphere is very pleasant, and the service was pretty fast by Nica standards. We will definitely be back!

Visited January 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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“Pili's Paradise”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely meal last night with our 3 children. Pili couldn't have been more welcoming and considerate, offering to get the children's food first which turned out to be delicious pasta, salads, Spanish tortilla and quesadillas and some amazing Brownies to finish with. The atmosphere is fabulous and the decor relaxed and cool. Would highly recommend.

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San Diego, California, United States
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“Best Restaurant in Nicaragua”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is coolest restaurant I have been to in lots of my travels. The food was amazing, the service super fun, and environment you want to be a part of.

  • Visited July 2012
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Asia
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic fresh and tasty food !”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Pili and Mon's kitchen is not to be missed. Even though the place gets packed at night with regulars, you will feel as though you are the only person there. Thats the kind of attention Pili gives to her customers. There is an awesome calm yet fun vibe that starts with the energy in the kitchen and ends with the incredible food that is put out on every plate. Portions are generous and everything is delicious and made with love. It comes through in the food! Salads are great (fabulous dark organic greens) and vegetarians have many options here to chose from. Every week there is at least one new special depending on what is available. An absolute treat! Do NOT MISS this. You will want to go back for more!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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