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“Beautiful indoor setting with average food”
Review of El Mediterraneo

El Mediterraneo
Ranked #66 of 100 Restaurants in Leon
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, International, Central American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Listed in Lonely Planet and Moon guides.
Reviewed January 22, 2014

My daughter, husband and I had New Year's Eve dinner at this spot. It was a lovely location and quiet. There are not many choices for vegetarians but my meat eating companions were happy with their meals. The dessert was not good-we really didn't find any good desserts while we were in NIcaragua though. The mojitos were good as was the service. I don't think vegetarians do all that well at this restaurant, but if you eat meat, you will fare better.

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Thank Valerie M
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Way in the back of this restaurant (past the colonial-style closed in courtyard) is an open courtyard which it seems was taken over from the restaurant that formerly operated next door. It is a lovely spot with tables under the trees. The beer is a good price and served with a frosted mug (bonus!). My chicken was undercooked on the inside, but the waiter promptly and cheerfully took it back, and it was returned properly cooked.

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We looked for a nice place to enjoy the last evening in Leon, and found this place. I instantly liked the interior, and different rooms, and especially the patio, where we finally sat down. The only negative point here, is, that it was rather dark.
we ordered drinks, which were fine, and also two desserts: a chocolate mousse, which was bad already (expired cream or so) and a chocolate mousse cake with strawberry. Latter tasted like made of a instand cake mix, and the strawberry cream also tasted artificial. I hope other dishes taste better!

Thank Karin F
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was a nice, large restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere, but the food was the worst we have ever experienced in Nicaragua! Since Tripadvisor had such high marks for this restaurant I would guess the old cook was not around this particular night.

When we first arrived we walked around looking for a suitable table because there were quite a few smokers. Then we were led to the back patio where there were many spacious tables. However in about five minutes we decided to change the table because the music was so loud like in a disco. Apparently it was the bar section for younger people.

Then we found a table that was in a nice corner. The only thing was that it was very dark that we could hardly see the menus. Luckily one of us had a mobile phone with a bright light, which helped us read the menu. The restaurant could have easily placed a candle on the table to make it easier for the clients. It would have also added to the ambiance.

The shock came when we got the food. We ordered a Mediterranean appetizer and expected something exotic. It was only a large plate of deep fried items that were absolutely tasteless. Then came even more shock when we got a fish dish with deep fired spinach. Spicy chicken with coconut milk was unrecognizable and was tasteless. Other two dishes were equally terrible. Our dinner was completely ruined. We left feeling hungry.

We will never pass this restaurant ever again when in Leon.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

What we got after our order wasn't how it was described in the menu. Food was very greasy. The antipasti came as a pasta salad with some greasy vagetables around. Pizza was eatable.

Thank AndreasVacation
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