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“The best fish tacos..... EVER!”
Review of Tranquilo Cafe

Tranquilo Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $12
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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“The best fish tacos..... EVER!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

If you are on little corn, it is a must to visit this place and try the fish tacos. They are to die for!!!!!! The staff are attentive, views glorious, a very tranquil vibe, and the food is amazing!!!!

Visited August 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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“Great place!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great place! It has a great view, you are literally 10 feet from the beach. They place good music and regularly have live music and bonfires on the beach.
The service was excellent. Everyone was very attentive and laid back at the same time. Everyone was warm and friendly. The food was good and fresh. Our favorite was the guacamole and fish and chips.

It's a perfect place to chill, have a drink, watch the waves and sunset and see everyone in the Village (because it's right in the middle of the main road, so everyone walks by).

They also have free wifi and a computer travelers can use for free if they buy food or only $2 for 30 mins. They also give free water bottle refills and have a gift shop with stuff from local Artisans as well as basic things like bug spray and batteries.

Visited August 2013
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Topanga, California
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“best fish tacos ever”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was a great place for travelers/tourists to catch up on the internet (when it works on the island) and have a smoothy, fresh juice, or to die for fish tacos loaded with a huge chunk of delicious moist white fish... grouper or king fish.

Visited August 2013
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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Excellent place to meet people and have a good time, plus If you don't feel like eating local food, this is the place to go.

Visited July 2013
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Florida, Uruguay
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Friendly, Relaxing & Good Eats!”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Tranquilo Cafe is a wonderful gem on Little Corn Island. The mix between local dishes like Fish Tacos and expat Cheese Burgers, the best of both in Central America, is a great combination for travelers to this hypnotic Little Island. The feeling is friendly and comfortable. We returned almost daily on our 8 days on the island. The Happy Hour can not be beat! Great drink prices and excellent music. We met several locals that enhanced our visit by showing us around personally or just letting us know about local things to do and see. Be sure to check it out.........the view of the Caribbean Sea is mesmerizing as well!

  • Visited June 2013
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