We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Honest vegetarian cuisine” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of CocinArte

CocinArte
Ranked #11 of 95 Restaurants in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $9
Cuisines: Healthy, International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: CocinArte, the city's original vegetarian restaurant,is located in the oldest building of Leon (1620) a few blocks from Central park. The restaurant has a lovely green patio and soft world music is played which makes the restaurant a nice little escape from the buzzing streets of Leon. CocinArte specializes in international vegetarian dishes like falafel, pasta pesto, noodles with a mouthwatering peanut sauce or a flavorful Indian curry or chana masala. But you can also choose for a traditional Nicaraguan dish like Indio Viejo. The House special is "The CocinArte",a sizzling hot plate with sauteed veggie fajitas and vegetables. The menu offers smaller dishes like soups, quesadillas, tacos and salads For the carnivores there is a small selection of chicken dishes. Natural juices & milk shakes (without sugar!) are freshly made at the bar and a fine, strong organic coffee is served. All the food is made to order and ingredients are freshly cut. Packaging and take away is available. Open 12am -10pm, closed on Tuesdays.
Calgary
Level Contributor
522 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Honest vegetarian cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

We try to eat vegetarian meals whenever we can, so we were please to visit Cocinarte, with many vegetarian offerings. We noted that a few chicken dishes were available as well. We enjoyed a lunch of vegetable soup, lentil soup and spinach quesadillas. The soups were probably made to order, as we waited quite a long time for them, and they were served steaming hot. All of the food was tasty. The restaurant walls are adorned with artwork and the small courtyard garden is appealing to the eye. Service was friendly but a bit slow. We recommend this restaurant to vegetarians and vegans visiting Leon.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Richard289
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CociNarte, Manager at CocinArte, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Hello Richard,
Thank you very much for your review, appreciating your kind words!
We are working hard on continuing the tasty food, great atmosphere and a fast as possible service.
We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the food.
Thanks again for your review,!
Kind regards from Leon,
Kris
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

145 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    91
    42
    6
    5
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interesting food selection, relaxed setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

CocinArte offers a good range of international food and well-cooked Nica staples, also cold beers and a range of cocktails. We've visited 4-5 times and have never been disappointed. Location isn't too far from the centre and is convenient for the Ortiz-Guardián Art Gallery. Cool seating round the small courtyard garden (also ceiling fans here and inside) within a classic Leon-style building.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank nhb123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CociNarte, Manager at CocinArte, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Appreciating your review very much!
We are very pleased you visited us several times and to hear you haven't been disappointed.
Greetings from Leon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Belgium
Level Contributor
57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A real treat!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We've had the CocinArte plate (vegetarian), it was big, huge, massive. And most important, it was very tasty.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank yvekes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kristiansand, Norway
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great vegetarian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

The best place to eat vegetarian food in León. The food is homemade and with very good taste. Dont be starving, because you have to wait at least 30-45 minutes for your food, but its worth it!

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Siril A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Granada, Nicaragua
Level Contributor
59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice veggie place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

I´m 100 percent meat lover but to give a break to the body this is an excellent place in this intellectual city.

A bit far away from the main plaza but still in a nice neighborhood to walk better if you go a bit early in case it gets full, it is a really nice spot for vegetarians.

Visited January 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Byronortega
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CociNarte, Manager at CocinArte, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank you for your review!
Food is cooked to order indeed, and we hope it was worth the waiting.Thank you for visiting our restaurant.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed CocinArte also viewed

Leon, Leon Department
Leon, Leon Department
 
Leon, Leon Department
 

Been to CocinArte? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing