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“How does a nice cheese cake with strawberry syrup sounds....”
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 December 28, 2012

... well, it tastes even better!
great little place for breakfast, lunch and dinner right on the bay. Cool place!

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

John, Julie, better late than never:
I would like to thank you for the hospitality and the great time (Drinking, fishing, Crowne etc.) during my stay in Nicaragua!
Can highly recommend the Tranquilo cafe for the bar experience itselfs as well for the great people running the place!
Service, food, beer all fine, good price quality!
Aim to come back although not very close to Zurich! All the best, Marin

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2  Thank Marinus86
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TranquiloJohn, Owner at Tranquilo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Marin, on behalf of Julie, and the rest of the staff, thank you so much for your kind review. We truly enjoyed having you here at Tranquilo, and enjoyed getting to know you during your visits to the Cafe.
We hope you'll come back to Little Corn Island before too long, and come spend time with us again!

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Good company, great view, good food and drinks and fantastic the way they pulled together to raise money for Cool Resort when it burned down, they had a fundraising event arranged the very next day. Fantastic.

1  Thank Kate W
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

This was the perfect place to relax and get some great food after a long day of diving. The best civiche ever! You can hear the ocean waves and the view is spectacular. Plus all the super cute dive instructors hang out there at night so that view ain't to bad also!! ;) Julie is so nice and hospitable- and the morning girls are quiet but warm up to you. They were really helpful. I can't wait to visit tranquilo again!!

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1  Thank Jamie L
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

I lived on Little Corn Island for about three months. Tranquilo was one of two of my favorite spots for great food, WiFi and company! The fish tacos are my favorite and I will miss them deeply. They do have a delicious veggie burger as well, with the patty made of Gallo Pinto! You have to try their Banana Avocado smoothy too. The staff is wonderful and friendly. I never get bored here. There are always interesting people to talk to while sipping down tasty happy hour cocktails.

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