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“Wonderful variety of fantastic foods”
Review of Restaurante Voltes

Restaurante Voltes
Ranked #23 of 372 Restaurants in Managua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: THE PLACE TO BE. Enjoy an urban oasis at this award-winning, luxury hotel in Managua, Nicaragua. Ideally placed in the center of the entertainment and business district, adjacent to the country's largest shopping mall featuring more than 120 stores. Indulge yourself at Factory Streak & Lobster, enjoy a trendy ambience at NAU lounge bar or unwind in the tranquil surrounding at our terrace next to the pool and exotic gardens. Explore the city, visit Managua's famous Cathedral and its historic downtown area.
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

First of all the service at this restaurant is wonderful! The buffets offer very healthy options that my family and i loved. We ate there for both breakfast and dinner and were never disappointed. They serve a variety of vegetarian options, seafood, and steak. The selection is wonderful and the quality is fantastic. We are definitely repeat diners!

1  Thank Christina V
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Intermanagua, Gerente at Restaurante Voltes, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2014

Dear Ms. Christina,

Kindest regards from the team that works Voltes Restaurant.

For us it was a pleasure to serve you and your family during the breakfast and dinner that you enjoyed. Restaurante Voltes is international buffet lunch, since Monday to Friday we have theme buffet and Sunday our Sunday brunch. And both a la carte and buffet have an option for every taste.

We hope you will visit us soon.

Best Regards,
Hans Scholte
General manager

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Anyone visiting Managua, Nicaragua, for the first time, checking into one of the local hotels, shoving one’s feet under a local table, should also receive a primer on local history. In a way, it’s surprising that the city of Managua is still on the maps. For one, according to the experts, the city is sitting on some 11 major fault lines, with the nasty habit of sometimes budging and buckling. Accordingly, the people living here experienced a long history of earthquakes, with one of the worst one having hit the capital city on December 23, 1972, a massive 6.2-magnitude earthquake which devastated local life with more than 5,000 killed, 20,000 injured, and more than 250,000 people left homeless. To this day, portions of the older devastated districts, still remain eerily visible, unreconstructed, the locally famous “Escombros” or Ruins (in English). If unpredictable furies of Mother Nature were not enough, in modern times, Managua has also been plagued by plenty of man-made misery. The Nicaraguan Civil War of 1979, which overthrew the Somoza dictatorship, was replaced by the high turbulence of a controversial leftist regime. The Sandinista rulers also brought on the 11-year long Contra War of the 1980s, financed compliments by Uncle Sam, and further intensifying misery for ordinary Nicaraguans. To make matters worse, Mother Nature visited most of Nicaragua with yet another disaster in 1998, Hurricane Mitch, one of the worst of its kind. On a lighter note, Managua can inflict some minor miseries also on visiting “Gringos” (foreigners of various kinds) because Nicaragua's capital is a city without conventional addresses. Yes, there are few street-names or numbers in Managua. Instead, most locals use familiar landmarks in place of addresses. Yes, San José, the capital of neighboring Costa Rica, up to very recently, used to have the same situation: ‘Yes, do you know this Llanteria with that huge tire up front, down that major boulevard? Take me a few hundred meters past this place, turn right, left again, next to the house with the blue gate.’ Nevertheless, this Central American capital city founded just before the colonial Spanish left the country in the early 19th century, despite a history of all kinds of miseries since, is still standing, a little groggy, slightly damaged, a little confusing, but standing all the same. The years of more recent political upheaval have finally given way to stability and signs of economic growth. Nowadays, one will find good roads, too many cars, too much traffic, persistent street vendors everywhere, and a full range of hotels, including some top eateries. There is a blossoming of culture in this city as well. To understand modern Nicaragua, visit the Mercado Roberto Huembes in Managua. Talented local artists sell their wares at this public market. Here one can find colorful indigenous art, both of the woven and painted kind; incidentally also a great sampling of typical local dishes at almost give-away prices.

For the more formal settings of fine food, try the “Voltes” restaurant. It is located in one of the Managua landmark buildings which survived the 1970s earthquake, the Somozas, the Sandinistas: the quality Inter-Continental, a hotel sitting on a hill overlooking the whole city, and a hotel rich in all kinds of local history. Especially on very steamy days in Managua, the Voltes is the go-to place, for one, because, located at the Inter-Continental, it is also nicely air-conditioned. My first visit there goes way back. I had been invited for a business lunch. Other than the typical ice-teas or waters ordered for a business lunch in the U.S., instead, my Nicaraguan hosts - the owner, the vice-presidents manufacturing and finance - were quick to order beer – ice-cold as well. ‘When in Rome, do like the Romans do!’ I asked for a beer as well. It turned out to be an excellent local brew: Victoria. Yes, the Voltes restaurant features a fine atmosphere and à la carte specialties; nonetheless, when it comes to drinks, Nicaragua is mostly still beer country. Yet another beer I got to know while that first time in Managua, Toña, also to be recommended. At any rate, on that first occasion, the first Victoria was quickly followed by a second one and, fortunately, what was predictably going to be a long laid-back lunch, was not going to be followed by further formal business discussions. However, when it came to ordering solid food, everyone took to studying the à la carte choices. I went for a familiar French and personal favorite: an “entrecote” accompanied in typical French bistrot style with "sauce moutarde", “frites” (French fries), and on the side a (less French) tropical salad rich in avocados. My Nicaraguan hosts, probably considering my European background, immediately followed suit, asking for the same. The portions turned out huge, and plate service. Nonetheless, the Voltes is definitely a high class eatery in Managua. It showed in various ways: the general ambiance, the well-dressed clientele, and especially in terms of the caring professional service at this restaurant. Finally, important closing point, compared to most places around the world, going out eating in small Nicaragua, even at a top place like the Voltes, still comes out a relatively affordable pleasure.

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2  Thank Joost H
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Intermanagua, Gerente at Restaurante Voltes, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2014

Dear Joost,

Kindest regards from the team working at Real InterContinental Metrocentro Managua.

Nicaragua has definitely gone through many stages of change from natural disasters to civil wars among others, however part of Nicaraguan culture is rising from the rubble and move forward.

Thanks for your comments about your visit to our restaurant Voltes, for us it was a pleasure to serve you. In Voltes our goal is to exceed your expectations.

We hope you visit us soon.

Best Regards,

Hans Scholte
General manager

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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Its a great restaurant!!! Very cool!!!
Its very good the personal attention for the all people. And the food is very very nice!!!

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Thank Rosny D
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Intermanagua, Gerente at Restaurante Voltes, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Dear guest

Kindest regards from the team of Real InterContinental Metrocentro Managua.

I want to thank you for visiting our Restaurant Voltes was a pleasure for us to assist you. Likewise thank you very much for your comments and recommendations.

We hope you visit us soon.

Best regards,

Hans Scholte
General Manager

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

I was attending a wedding an stayed with my wife at the Intercontinental Hotel in Managua, where this restaurant is located.
The food was excellent, including the breakfast buffet; however, what most impressed us was the service received by the restaurant's employees. They went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and pleased.
We have traveled around Europe and the Baltic area, Caribbean and South America; I have to say that this is the place where we received the best service...unbelievable!!!

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2  Thank Pedro B
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Intermanagua, Gerente at Restaurante Voltes, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2013

Dear Guest,

Kindest regards from the team of Real InterContinental Metrocentro Managua.

Thank you very much for staying with us, it is always a pleasure for us to serve our customers. I commentedto you that in our hotel we have high standards regarding the service but at our restaurant Voltes our employees are known for their attention.

We hope you visit us again soon.


Best regards,

Hans Scholte
General Manager

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

I've enjoyed the breakfast buffet at Voltes Restaurante on many occasions, as this restaurant is located within the Intercontinental Hotel in Managua, Nicaragua. Widest breakfast buffet selection I've seen in many hotels I've stayed in, excellent made to order omelettes, great service and an all around enjoyable experience. Our favorite server by far is Franklin-Juan V.... this gentleman goes out of his way to exceed all expectations. Well recommended, thank you. Nice to be remembered by name upon entering the room each morning.

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Thank Thomas H
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Intermanagua, Gerente at Restaurante Voltes, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Dear Mr. Thomas,

Kindest regards from the team of Real InterContinental Metrocentro Managua.

Thank you very much for staying with us during your visit to Managua. It was our pleasure to serve you every day of your stay. We appreciate your comments and hope you will visit us soon to continue living InterContinental experience.

Best regards,

Hans Scholte
General Manager

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