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“Fun stop”
Review of Tranquilo Cafe

Tranquilo Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $12
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: Open for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, Tranquilo Cafe offers delicious and refreshing alternatives to the standard Central American "rice & beans" fare: Fresh Kingfish Ceviche, juicy Cheddar Cheeseburgers, catch-of-the-day Fish Tacos, marinated Chicken Fillet sandwiches, Quesadillas, House-made Chips and Guacamole, Vegetarian/Vegan options, and nightly Dinner Specials. With a recently added back-yard BBQ Smoker, we now feature succulent Baby Back Ribs, juicy Pulled Pork, and Mojo Chicken platters, along with our own BBQ sauce, and fresh made sides including our own fresh Corn Bread. Also featuring fresh brewed Nicaraguan Coffees (hot & iced varieties) and Espresso, fresh-made local fruit juice drinks, made-to-order fruit/yogurt Smoothies (including Minga's special; Banana-Avocado w/cinnamon and vanilla), daily-baked Cookies, Brownies, Banana Bread & Carrot Cakes, Ice Cream desserts, and much more. Famous for our Bonfire Parties, we're also the island night spot. A great laid back atmosphere, with a variety of music from all over the world (including local DJ Nights and live cultural music/dance groups). It's a terrific place to meet up with other fun-seeking travelers. Come early to our Happy Hour (5-7 pm), and check out the drink specials; Rum Punch, Sangria and many 2 for 1 rum drink deals. Also, the widest selection of imported beers on the island. Our deck is located right on the beach on the front side of the island, between the 2 dive shops, with a great view for sunsets and people watching.
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Fun, comfortable, great food with decent prices. Try the fish tacos, best I've had. Burgers were very good for a taste of home. Daily specials.

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TranquiloJohn, Owner at Tranquilo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2012

Thanks for taking the time for your kind review. We appreciate the great feedback, and are very happy that you enjoyed Tranquilo so much!
Come back soon!

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Good food, nice atmosphere, great service and lots of options. Little pricey but probably your best option for food.

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TranquiloJohn, Owner at Tranquilo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2012

Thanks for your generous review. It's good to know we're doing things right, and making great customers happy.
We hope you make your way back to Little Corn again :-)

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

It's a great atmosphere at Tranquilo. The Happy Hours are lively, though somewhat expensive. I'd highly recommend the fish sandwich and blue cheese mac & cheese...crazy good. Amazing food here overall. Plus, they have a library where you can borrow books *and* contribute to literacy of the island children.

Thank Anne H
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TranquiloJohn, Owner at Tranquilo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2012

Anne, Thanks so much for your review! We thoroughly enjoyed having you here during your stay on Little Corn. We're glad you got good use out of our lending library. We're really proud of how successful it's been, and how much it's enabled us to donate to the Children's Reading Room project! Julie says "hello!" and we all hope to see you back here sometime :-)
PS: I'm not sure why I've never thought to try our Mac & Cheese special with the Blue Cheese option... Looking forward to doing that tomorrow!

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Very nice employees, good wifi, chill vibe. They'll let you charge your phone by the register when the power is off (they're running on a generator at that time). Great view of the sunset. It's pricey for the island- if on a budget it's perfect for coffee,wifi and happy hour. If not, the burgers and sandwiches are delicious.

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Thank Eors
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TranquiloJohn, Owner at Tranquilo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2012

Thanks Erors for such a nice review!
We're glad that besides enjoying the great food and drinks that we were able to give you a charge. We seem to be a bit of an oasis for that during the hours that the island power is off (5am and 2pm.. or 3pm.. sometimes 4pm...). We currently run on battery/inverter power during those hours (charged while the island power is on), and hope to go solar this year to get completely "off grid".
Hope to see you back at Tranquilo sometime!

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

This restaurant seemed to be a very popular gathering spot on the village side of the island. We went there for the reliable wifi but really enjoyed the snacks (quesadillas and bruschetta) and drinks that we got while checking email. The view is great at sunset and the open air patio setting right on the beach takes advantage of the cooling breezes coming off the ocean.

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Thank Tracy J
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TranquiloJohn, Owner at Tranquilo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2012

Thank you Tracy for such a nice review! It's always nice to hear how much customers like you enjoy Tranquilo Cafe :-)
We hope that you come back to enjoy those cool breezes again sometime!

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