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“Best old Fashioned Nica Steak”
Review of Los Ranchos

Los Ranchos
Ranked #3 of 358 Restaurants in Managua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Los Ranchos is still after many, many years the best steak house to eat traditional old fashioned nicaraguan meat. If you are coming from another country and have never been to Nicaragua a churrasco at Los Ranchos is one of the things you need to eat while you´re here.

The service has always been great, they have exceptional quality control on their meats, the starter salad they have is probably the best in the country, nothing fancy its just a regular salad with a home made vinagrette but for my taste is the best around. The refried beans with fried cheese although a heart attack waiting to happen are probably the best vean - cheese experience you will have while in Nicaragua and anywhere else for that matter.

Now for the steaks I must clarify if you are looking for argentinian or US style cuts this is not the place for you. Los Ranchos takes pride in their churrasco which is a local thin cut sirloin marinated in chimichurri sauce for a long time before cooking. It will melt in your mouth and the quality of the meat is always superb. If you are looking for bife de chorizo poterhouse steaks this is not the place for you.

For a traditional nicaraguan steak dinner you cannot go anywhere else. The beer is always frosty cold, and if you want to enjoy some nicaraguan flor de caña rum the prices are very decent. The desserts are also nicaraguan themed, if you are visiting from out of town always ask what they have as it varies, but you can always count on the Tres Leches, Turron de Chocolate, and buñuelos. If you got a big table get all of them and share!.

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Thank Gusifer
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Service was very fast and courteous.

The recommended churrasco was just a regular thin slab of meat drenched in fat. Fries, rice and salas were "ok". Garlic bread was horrible. The torron de chocolate dessest was not good.

It would be an ok place for a quick lunch, but at $20 per person it's no really worth it. Will not go back again.

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3  Thank eddie45678
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wehave been regulars at LosRanchos for over 20 years.

The steaks are fantastic. Shrimp brochette...fantastic.

Service is prompt and professional.

The value is very good too!

Hope they are around for another 20 years!!!

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Thank Lidia R
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Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

If you want to eat great, this is the place to eat grill and a lot of option's. The Filete Presidente is magnificent, 3 quarter in the grill and prepare for perfection... Don't get the sauce, it's made of mustard :s. The Jalapeño is great, Churrasco is a Elite, Shrimp brochette Is magnificent, meat brochette is amazing: the order ir massive, it has beans, creole salad with creole Chile(hot bastards), rice, garlic bread. Family pack or combos are massive. Etc etc :)

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Thank HarryPSG
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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We went to eat some lunch and found the service quite slow. It took about 10 minutes to get someone to take a drink order then about 45 minutes for our food to arrive. They brought our meat and sides, then left again not interested in checking on us. Rough meal for 125$ us for 5 people at lunch. Won't be back

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2  Thank Airplaneride
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