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“Certainly a favorite!”
Review of The Diner - CLOSED

The Diner
Price range: $5 - $9
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special occasions
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Managua, Nicaragua
1 review
“Certainly a favorite!”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

What a fun place! The Diner is a 50s style restaurant with great food, great atmosphere, and really good service. If you enjoyed "Happy Days" you will love the Diner! The location is easy to find, has plenty of parking, and just entering takes you back to the "good ol' days". It is quite a refreshing change from the norm here in Managua.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kenneth D
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  • English first
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English first
Managua
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lost it's edge.”
Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We used to eat here a lot. The food quality started slipping and we STILL ate there just to patronize it. When they couldn't open on time we decided to stop going. We waited an hour outside the doors with a smartass waiter. I think this place is sinking slowly.

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Managua, Nicaragua
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great pub/restaurant with a 50s twist.”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

One of the things that stands up with this place is the service, great and quiet, they tend to be friendly and easy going... the food is great they don´t have many options for vegetarians, but they do have a veggie burger which is really nice with baked potatoes and a mild selection of beers that really go along with the food. The ambient is great, and location wise, can´t really complain, the retro style interior feels reallly good with the tone of the food, a fantastic place to spend the evening on a couples date. Most recommend it!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank RudolphGlen
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Managua, Nicaragua
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“if you're missing 'murica...”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

this is the place to go :) retro-styled, complete with a jukebox, 60's style cadillac sofa, and a record wall, the diner is pretty freakin' awesome. clearly, the decor and overall image of the restaurant was very important to the owner (who is incredibly nice, by the way) and it works. the food follows the same trend. their burgers are MASSIVE and they have quite a few choices, as well as other sandwiches and hot dogs. the only thing that's keeping this place from being a 5 star? for being a "diner" they are limited to pretty much just stuff in a bun. i'm sure they would kill if they would push the envelope a little, and maybe give the burgers a little more taste other than just straight up beef (but that might just be the gringo way of making burgers). awesome fries, killer shakes, wide array of beers and such. probably one of the only places where you can get soft drinks from US in nicaragua. a bit pricey though!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank ElCheleNica
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Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yummy food, casual atmosphere”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

I have eaten at the Diner several times and found many things to be consistently good:
* their milkshakes are heavenly
* the ground beef used in their burgers is some of the best you'll find in Managua
* the servers are very attentive

It has occasionally been a little loud - both the music and other patrons, but in a casual atmosphere this seems acceptable to me.

Tip: if you're only a little hungry, order the lite burgers - same delicious taste, smaller portion.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank TinglesinNica
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