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“garden dining”
Review of El Colibri - CLOSED

El Colibri
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“garden dining”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

I have been here four times this trip and will come back at least once more before I leave. The Spanish meatballs and the homemade sausage are to die for. The steak with gorgonzola and the Greek kebabs are some other good choices. The price is right.

It is tucked behind the church so it is quitter than the beach front restaurants. The music is chill, the art beautiful and the sangria dangerously good and available by the pitcher. The owner Mary Jane makes everyone feel at home, even scruffy backpackers.

Sit in the garden if you can and make reservations, even on a weekday. We are lucky last time and managed to get a seat inside, which is beautiful but hot.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Justin M
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“nice salads”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

wife really enjoys the Mediterranean flare on the salads, and I enjoy the filet. very eclectic motif. The owner is very friendly and attentive. A great place to share a great meal

Visited June 2013
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Lafayette, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We loved the menu at colibrí which had tons of very different options including many steaks and vegetarian options. Everything we had was excellent. Definitely one of the best places we've eaten in Nicaragua. It's a little more expensive, but no more than the places on the beach and has way better food. We're only here a week but we are already talking about going back.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Lauren M
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Redondo Beach, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always great food”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great Mediterranean place right near the house we rented. Very charming patio seating. Great for groups or a romantic date.

Visited January 2013
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Peach Bottom,Pa
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Treat Yourself, You Deserve It”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We ate supper here recently and really enjoyed the place. My wife had the kabob entree and we were both impressed. I ordered the filet mignon, but was disappointed with the cut of beef. Not what I consider a filet cut. The taste was still very good as was all of our sides. The ambiance/atmosphere is perfect for couples and a candle. The mixture of decor will keep you occupied while waiting on you meal. Service was good. I consider this place expensive for Nica. Overall Very Good Rating

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank S B
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