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“Nice nightlife. OK for food.”
Review of El Gusto - CLOSED

El Gusto
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Waitstaff
Managua, Nicaragua
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice nightlife. OK for food.”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Upscale drinks and dancing at night. Rare view of the lake and city in an outdoor environment. Food is tasty, but not plentiful.

Visited May 2014
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Thank NicaJoe
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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846 reviews
446 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 907 helpful votes
“Dull evening!”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was yet another tripadvisor recommendation that misled us. El Gusto was categorized under restaurants, but it was just a bar with a list of tapas. I am sure it would be entertaining if you go there during the weekend with a group of people. We were there on a Tuesday night and not a soul was around and at least three waiters were converging on us, which was rather irritating.

It is probably nicer to go just before dark to admire the view of the city. One part of the bar had a white-clothed ceiling, which was rather unattractive. We sat in the smaller section without this cover in free air, but it was closer to the road with traffic. Since there was nobody in the restaurant there was no real ambiance to speak of. As mentioned before staff were staring at us from few feet away, which did not make us feel very comfortable. It was simply not a relaxing evening.

Food was ok but nothing to boast about. Red wine by the glass was just drinkable.

We would never go there again.

  • Visited May 2014
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4 Thank SunnyW358
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place, great people and great time”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

This new place is amaizing to hang out with friends ... Have a couple of drinks and enjoy really good food

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Mildred V
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Managua Department, Nicaragua
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing view, good cocktail and food and excellent service”
Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

What a nice place in Managua, the best view in center of the town and so different that what you could find usually, heavily recommended.

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3 Thank BenComte
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Geneva
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect for a relaxing evening”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is a great place for a relaxing evening. Nice view and cool breeze on the terrace, good service, friendly atmosphere. Not many of that kind in Managua and this one is in a very convenient location. Warmly recommended!

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank François O
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